Ecology of Central European Non-Forest Vegetation: Coastal to Alpine, Natural to Man-Made Habitats

Vegetation Ecology of Central Europe, Volume II

Authors: Leuschner, Christoph, Ellenberg, Heinz

  • A comprehensive overview and up-to-date synthesis of Central Europe’s open land (non-forest) vegetation including about 3000 references
  • Gives a complete account of all non-forest vegetation types such as dunes and saltmarshes, mires, ponds and rivers, and alpine vegetation, as well as managed grasslands, heaths, arable and ruderal communities, and urban vegetation, analysing their structure, community ecology, biogeochemistry and dynamics  
  • Includes nearly 500 informative figures, tables and photographs
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This handbook in two volumes synthesises our knowledge about the ecology of Central Europe’s plant cover with its 7000-yr history of human impact, covering Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Based on a thorough literature review with 5500 cited references and nearly 1000 figures and tables, the two books review in 26 chapters all major natural and man-made vegetation types with their climatic and edaphic influences, the structure and dynamics of their communities, the ecophysiology of important plant species, and key aspects of ecosystem functioning. Volume I deals with forests and scrub vegetation and analyses the ecology of Central Europe’s tree flora, whilst Volume II is dedicated to the non-forest vegetation covering mires, grasslands, heaths, alpine habitats and urban vegetation. The consequences of over-use, pollution and recent climate change over the last century are explored and conservation issues addressed.     

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eBook 236,81 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-43048-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover 291,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-43046-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecology of Central European Non-Forest Vegetation: Coastal to Alpine, Natural to Man-Made Habitats
Book Subtitle
Vegetation Ecology of Central Europe, Volume II
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43048-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43048-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43046-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 1093
Number of Illustrations and Tables
319 b/w illustrations, 61 illustrations in colour
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