About this book
This volume provides a synthesis of long-term ecological analyses in the Bornhoved Lake District as a representative landscape of northem Germany. The emphasis is on the comprehensive assessment of matter and energy fluxes in and between the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and their biocoenotic structures and dynamics on the one hand, and on transdisciplinary landscape planning approaches on the other. In each respect the development of novel hierarchical modelling approaches at various spatial and temporal scales is fundamental to the understanding of the structure and function of systems and to integrative resource management strategies.
Thus, the book is not only commendable for ecologists, but is equally useful for botanists, zoologists, geographers, landscape planners, soil scientists, agronomers, hydrologists, climatologists and other scientists interested in energy balances or the quality and quantity of waterflows and nutrient cycles, and managers looking for relevant case studies and model answers to their questions.
Part I Research Programme and Study Area 1 General Concept of the Research Programme and Methodology of Investigations Otto Franzle, Ludger Kappen, Hans-Peter Blume, Klaus Dierssen, Ulrich Irmler, Winfrid Kluge, Uwe Schleuss and Joachim Schrautzer 2 Ecological Setting of the Study Area Hans-Peter Blume, Otto Franzle, Georg Hormann, Ulrich Irmler, Winfried Kluge, Uwe Schleuss and Joachim Schrautzer Part II Structure and Function of Ecosystems in a Complex Landscape 3 Ecophysiological Key Processes in Agricultural and Forest Ecosystems Oliver Dilly, Christiane Eschenbach, Werner Leo Kutsch, Ludger Kappen and Jean Charles Munch 4 Carbon and Energy Balances of Different Ecosystems and Ecosystem Complexes of the Bornhoved Lake District Werner L. Kutsch, Georg Hormann and Ludger Kappen 5 Water Relations at Different Scales Georg Hormann, Matthias Herbst and Christiane Eschenbach 6 Site-Related Biocoenotic Dynamics Ulrich Irmler, Oliver Dilly, Joachim Schrautzer and Klaus Dierssen 7 Biocoenotic Interactions between Different Ecotopes Ulrich Irmler, Franz Holker, Hans-Werner Pfeiffer, Walter Nellen and Hauke Reuter 8 Element Fluxes in Atmosphere, Vegetation and Soil Otto Franzle and Claus-Georg Schimming 9 Transport Processes between Lake Belau and its Drainage Basin Winfrid Kluge and Otto Franzle 10 Lake Belau Otto Franzle and Gerald Schernewski 11 Ecological Gradients as Causes and Effects of Ecosystem Organization Felix Muller, Otto Franzle, Claus-G Schimming Part III From Research to Application 12 An Indicator-Based Characterization of the Bornhoved Key Ecosystems Joachim Schrautzer, Felix Muller, Hans-Peter Blume, Uwe Heinrich, Ernst-Walter Reiche, Uwe Schleuss and Klaus Dierssen 13 Ecosystem Research and Sustainable Land Use Management Jan Barkmann, Hans-Peter Blume, Ullrich Irmler, Winfried Kluge, Werner Kutsch, Heinrich Reck, Ernst-Walter Reiche , Michael Trepel, Wilhelm Windhorst and Klaus Dierssen 14 Conclusions: Perspectives for an Integrative Landscape Planning, Management and Monitoring Klaus Dierssen and Jan Barkmann