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Ecosystem Classification for Environmental Management

Series: 2155 Ecology and Environment Volume: 2

Edited By: Frans Klijn

293 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #35667 | ISBN: 0792329171
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Written by a number of renowned landscape ecologists from several West European countries, this book discusses a wealth of theories, concepts and methods from plant ecology, vegetation science, physical geography, and other environmental sciences.


Part 1: Theory. 1. Environmental Policy and Ecosystem Classification; H.A. Udo de Haes, F. Klijn. 2. Basic Principles of Classification; I.S. Zonneveld. 3. Systems Ecological Concepts for Environmental Planning; W. Haber. 4. The Natural Hierarchy of Ecological Systems; M. Godron. Part 2: Approaches to Classification. 5. Spatially Nested Ecosystems, Guidelines for Classification from a Hierarchical Perspective; F. Klijn. 6. Ecosystem Classification by Budgets of Material: the Example of Forest Ecosystems Classified as Proton Budget Types; R. Lenz. 7. The Use of Site Factors as Classification Characteristics for Ecotopes; J. Runhaar, H.A. Udo de Haes. 8. The Application of Quantitative Methods of Classification to Strategic Ecological Survey in Britain; R.G.H. Bunce. Part 3: Applications. 9. A Flexible Multiple Stress Model: who needs a priori Classification? J.B. Latour, R. Reiling, J. Wiertz. 10. Ecosystem Classification and Hydro-Ecological Modelling for National Water Management; F.A.M. Claessen, F. Klijn, J.P.M. Witte, J.G. Nienhuis. 11. Up-to-date Information on nature Quality for Environmental Management in Flanders; G. de Blust, D. Paelinckx, E. Kuijken. 12. Monitoring "Small Biotopes"; J. Brandt, E. Holmes, D. Larsen. 13. The Use of Floristic Data to Establish the Occurrence and Quality of Ecosystems; C.L.G. Groen, R. van der Meijden, J. Runhaar.

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