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Fens and Bogs in the Netherlands: Vegetation, History, Nutrient Dynamics and Conservation

Series: Geobotany Volume: 18

Edited By: JTA Verhoeven

472 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #18449 | ISBN: 0792313879
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This volume focuses on the geology, land use history, palaeoecology, ecology and conservation of peatlands (fens and bogs) in The Netherlands. The volume provides detailed accounts that, together, give a representative picture of the studies that have been carried out in the Dutch mires over the past 25 years.


Holocene peat formation in the lower parts of the Netherlands, L.J. Pons; climatological, stratigraphic and palaeoecological aspects of mire development, W.A. Casparie and J.F. Streefkerk; draining, digging, dredging - the creation of a new landscape in the peat areas of the Low Countries, G.J. Borger and T. Stol; plant communities and synecology of bogs and heath pools in the Netherlands, J.J. Barkman; types of terrestrializing fen vegetation in the Netherlands, A.J. den Held et al; terrestrializing fen vegetation in former turbaries in the Netherlands, G. van Wirdum et al; carr vegetation - plant communities and succession of the dominant tree species, J. Wiegers; nutrient dynamics in mires of various trophic status - nutrient inputs and outputs and the internal nutrient cycle, W. Koerselman and J.T.A. Verhoeven; conservation and management of bog and fen reserves in the Netherlands, J.G. Vermeer and J.H.J. Joosten.

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