Nutrients in Ecosystems

Magnesium Deficiency in Forest Ecosystems

Editors: Hüttl, Reinhard F., Schaaf, Wolfgang W. (Eds.)

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R. F. HUTTL AND W. SCHAAF Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus, Chair of Soil Protection and Recultivation, P.O. Box 10 13 44, 03013 Cottbus, Germany The health status of forest trees and stands is determined by numerous site factors such as chemical, physical, and biological soil factors, water supply, climate, weather conditions, management history as well as atmospheric deposition impacts. In this context, the nutrient supply is an important evaluation parameter. Forest trees well supplied with nutrients are more resistant to stresses that affect the forest ecosystem than other trees. This is true for both biotic and abiotic influences. Therefore the investigation of the so-called 'new type forest damage' was aimed at the exact determination of the health status of damaged trees. When considering the complete forest ecosystem, health (=vitality) means the sustainable ability to withstand negative environmental influences and still remain stable and productive. From this viewpoint, an optimal nutritional status is a prerequisite for an optimal health status. The term 'new type forest damage' comprises a number of damage symptoms which have been observed in various tree species on very different sites since the mid-1970s, particularly in Europe and North America. However, they occurred much more intensively in the 1980s. Generally, this forest damage was thought to be related to negative impacts of air pollutants.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Visual magnesium deficiency symptoms (coniferous, deciduous trees) and threshold values (foliar, soil)

    Ende, H.-P. (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • Temporal and spatial development of magnesium deficiency in forest stands in Europe, North America and New Zealand

    Landmann, G. (et al.)

    Pages 23-64

  • Biogeochemistry of magnesium in forest ecosystems

    Feger, K. H.

    Pages 67-99

  • Tree physiology

    Slovik, S.

    Pages 101-214

  • Influence of magnesium supply on tree growth

    Makkonen-Spiecker, K. (et al.)

    Pages 215-226

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Magnesium Deficiency in Forest Ecosystems
Editors
  • Reinhard F. Hüttl
  • Wolfgang W. Schaaf
Series Title
Nutrients in Ecosystems
Series Volume
1
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-5402-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-5402-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6272-5
Series ISSN
1387-5248
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 362
Topics