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The Luxembourg Gutland Landscape

Editors: Kooijman, A.M., Cammeraat, L.H., Seijmonsbergen, A.C. (Eds.)

  • Covers a number of different landscape aspects of the Luxembourg Cuesta
  • Offers detailed geo-ecological field descriptions and accompanying GIS-based maps
  • Focuses on long-term landscape development and short-term surface processes
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This book gathers older and current knowledge of the evolution and functioning of cuesta landscapes to provide a better understanding of the Luxembourgian landscape. The geological variety and tectonic setting of the area provide excellent opportunities to study landscape development, hydrology, geomorphological processes, soil formation, forest vegetation and interrelationships between them, which are characteristic of larger parts of Europe. The book is organized around four themes. The first addresses the development of the Luxembourgian cuesta landscape, covering geological evolution, lithology, geomorphological characteristics and hydrology, as well as the scientific history of research in this area. The second theme addresses aspects of the landscape’s geo-ecological- system functioning and development, including soils, nutrient availability, forest ecology and educational approaches to study geo-ecological systems, including old and modern mapping techniques. The third theme is related to biological and physico-chemical control of erosion processes, including the impact of (macro-)fauna, vegetation and substrate on soil erosion processes. The last theme discusses practical applications of the research findings.

About the authors

Annemieke Kooijman received her PhD in Biology in 1993 at the University of Utrecht on changes in nutrient availability and vegetation in rich fens due to environmental stress. She has been working at the University of Amsterdam as a landscape ecologist, currently at the Ecosystem and Landscape Dynamics Department of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She works on interactions between soils and biota in ecosystems with gradients in geology and pH, such as semi-terrestrial wetlands, coastal dune grasslands and Luxembourg forests, with particular focus on ecosystem nutrition. For the Luxembourg forests, she has published a number of studies about the impact of geology and litter quality on ecosystem functioning. She has been teaching (field) courses on soils and landscape ecology in various ecosystems for more than 25 years. 
Erik LH Cammeraat received his PhD in Environmental Sciences in 1992 at the University of Amsterdam on work in hydro-geomorphological processes in a forested marl catchment in Luxembourg. He worked next as a postdoc and PI on EU- and Dutch-funded projects related to Mediterranean desertification and degradation remediation. Currently he is appointed as Associate professor in geomorphology and land degradation at the Ecosystem and Landscape Dynamics Department of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  He works on soil-geomorphology-vegetation interactions in both humid and dryland areas, as well as on degradation remediation strategies using ecoengineering approaches, and on the fate of carbon in soils. He has been teaching (field) courses on geomorphology, soils, landscape ecology, and hydrology for more than 20 years. 
Harry Seijmonsbergen was born in 1961 in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and studied Physical Geography at the University of Amsterdam. During his Master- and PhD research he developed methods for the evaluation of natural hazards based on detailed geomorphological mapping in Austria. He has over thirty years of experience in teaching field courses, remote sensing and GIS tools and techniques.  Currently his research in the Theoretical Computational Geo-Ecology group at the University of Amsterdam is focusing on the functioning of Geo-Ecosystems by analyzing the 3D structure of  both the landscape and the vegetation cover using air-born and terrestrial LiDAR-based high resolution elevation data as well as geodiversity mapping at multiple scales.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Geological and Geomorphological Evolution of Luxembourg and Its Cuesta Landscape

    Kausch, B. (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

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  • Historical Perspective of Dutch Geomorphological Research in the Gutland Region in Luxembourg

    Jungerius, P. D.

    Pages 21-37

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  • Palynological Reconstruction of the Effects of Holocene Climatic Oscillations and Agricultural History on Soils and Landforms in Luxembourg

    Mourik, J. M. (et al.)

    Pages 39-72

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  • Contrasting Hydrologic Response in the Cuesta Landscapes of Luxembourg

    Pfister, L. (et al.)

    Pages 73-87

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  • Hybrid Geomorphological Mapping in the Cuesta Landscape of Luxembourg

    Seijmonsbergen, A. C. (et al.)

    Pages 89-106

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eBook 107,09 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-65543-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 135,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-65541-3
  • 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
The Luxembourg Gutland Landscape
Editors
  • A.M. Kooijman
  • L.H. Cammeraat
  • A.C. Seijmonsbergen
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65543-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65543-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65541-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 276
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations, 104 illustrations in colour
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