Vegetation Ecology of Central Europe: Volume II – Ecology of Central European Non-Forest Vegetation

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Vegetation Ecology of Central Europe: Volume II – Ecology of Central European Non-Forest Vegetation Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Springer Verlag
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Pages: 1094 Illustrations and other contents: 63 Tables, color; 61 Illustrations, color; 319 Illustrations, black and white; XXXIV, 1094 p. 380 illus., 61 illus. in color. ISBN: 9783319430461 Category:

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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Weight2.3 kg
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