Ecology of Central European Forests

Vegetation Ecology of Central Europe, Volume I

Authors: Leuschner, Christoph, Ellenberg, Heinz

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  • A comprehensive overview and up-to-date synthesis of Central Europe's forest ecology and ecophysiology of tree species including about 3000 references
  • Gives a complete account of all forest communities in this region, their historical development, recent climatic and edaphic influences, productivity, biogeochemical fluxes, and forest 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 the 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.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Environmental and Historical Influences on the Vegetation of Central Europe

    Leuschner, Christoph (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • Life Forms and Growth Types of Central European Plant Species

    Leuschner, Christoph (et al.)

    Pages 23-28

  • The Central European Vegetation as the Result of Millennia of Human Activity

    Leuschner, Christoph (et al.)

    Pages 31-116

  • Abiotic Conditions, Flora, Ecosystem Functions and Recent Human Influence

    Leuschner, Christoph (et al.)

    Pages 119-347

  • Beech and Mixed Beech Forests

    Leuschner, Christoph (et al.)

    Pages 351-441

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eBook $219.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43042-3
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.99
price for USA in USD
valid through March 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43040-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-82723-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecology of Central European Forests
Book Subtitle
Vegetation Ecology of Central Europe, Volume I
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43042-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43042-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43040-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82723-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 972
Number of Illustrations
486 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
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