The challenges in ecosystem science encompass a broadening and strengthening of interdisciplinary ties, the transfer of knowledge of the ecosystem across scales, and the inclusion of anthropogenic impacts and human behavior into ecosystem, landscape, and regional models. The volume addresses these points within the context of studies in major ecosystem types viewed as the building blocks of central European landscapes. The research is evaluated to increase the understanding of the processes in order to unite ecosystem science with resource management. The comparison embraces coastal lowland forests, associated wetlands and lakes, agricultural land use, and montane and alpine forests. Techniques for upscaling focus on process modelling at stand and landscape scales and the use of remote sensing for landscape-level model parameterization and testing. The case studies demonstrate ways for ecosystem scientists, managers, and social scientists to cooperate.
The volume comprises 32 chapters and is divided into the following parts: Part I: Introduction.- Part II: Investigations in a Catchment and a Chain of Lakes on the Northern Coastal Plain of Germany.- Part III: Investigations in an Agricultural Catchment in the Tertiary Hills of Southern Germany.- Part IV: Investigations in Coastal Lowland Agro-landscapes of Northeast Germany.- Part V: Investigations in a Montane Forest Catchment in Central Germany. Part VI: Temporal Changes in Forest Ecosystem Function.- Part VII: Future Perspectives.
Waste Water Technology / Water Pollution Control / Water Management / Aquatic Pollution
Waste Water Technology / Water Pollution Control / Water Management / Aquatic Pollution A source of comparison of important fluxes of carbon, nitrogen, and water through different types of ecosystems which make up central European landscapes<BR>Demonstrat
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