Vegetation Ecology of Central Europe: Volume II - Ecology of Central European Non-Forest Vegetation, Coastal to Alpine, Natural to Man-Made Habitats
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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 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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|305 b/w illustrations, 62 illustrations in colour|