Long-Term Ecological Research

Long-Term Ecological Research

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Ecosystems change on a multitude of spatial and temporal scales. While analyses of ecosystem dynamics in short timespans have received much attention, the impacts of changes in the long term have, to a great extent, been neglected, provoking a lack of information and methodological know-how in this area. This book fills this gap by focusing on studies dealing with the investigation of complex, long-term ecological processes with regard to global change, the development of early warning systems, and the acquisition of a scientific basis for strategic conservation management and the sustainable use of ecosystems. Within this book, theoretical ecological questions of long-term processes, as well as an international dimension of long-term monitoring, observations and research are brought together. The outcome is an overview on different aspects of long-term ecological research. Aquatic, as well as terrestrial ecosystems are represented.Ecosystem development does not occur in months but rather in time units covering several years. From our ... How does climate change affect biodiversity? Science, 313 ... Succession of Gamasina in coal mined areas in Eastern Germany.

Title:Long-Term Ecological Research
Author:Felix Müller, Cornelia Baessler, Hendrik Schubert, Stefan Klotz
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-06-21


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