Long-Term Ecological Research Between Theory and Application

Ecosystems change on a multitude of spatial and temporal scales. While analyses of ecosystem dynamics in short timespans have received much attention, the impacts of changes in the long term have, to a great extent, been neglected, provoking a lack of information and methodological know-how in this...

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Other Authors: Müller, Felix (Editor), Baessler, Cornelia (Editor), Schubert, Hendrik (Editor), Klotz, Stefan (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2010, 2010
Edition:1st ed. 2010
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Theoretical Concepts of Environmental Change
  • The Scientific Potential of Environmental Monitoring
  • Exploring Long-Term Processes: International Experience
  • Twenty-Eight Years of the US-LTER Program: Experience, Results, and Research Questions
  • Introducing the Next Generation of Ecosystem Research in Europe: LTER-Europe’s Multi-Functional and Multi-Scale Approach
  • The Role of Ecosystem Modelling for Long-Term Ecological Research
  • The Role of Statistics for Long-Term Ecological Research
  • The Role of Remote Sensing in LTER Projects
  • Concepts and Results: Presenting and Interpreting Long-Term Ecological Processes: Aquatic Ecosystem Research
  • Long-Term Ecological Change in the Northern Wadden Sea
  • Presenting and Interpreting Long-Term Ecological Processes: Terrestrial Ecosystem Research
  • Long-Term Observations of Soil Mesofauna
  • Tracing Biogeochemical Processes in Small Catchments Using Non-linear Methods
  • Long-Term Measurements to Quantify the Impact of Arable Management Practices on Deep Seepage and Nitrate Leaching
  • Long-Term Ecosystem Research in a Beech Forest of Northern Germany
  • A Conceptual Framework for Integrated Functional Landscape Monitoring in the Wider Countryside of Central Europe
  • Application of a WebGIS-Based Metadata System
  • Concepts and Results: Presenting and Interpreting Long-Term Ecological Processes: Linking Research and Applications
  • Monitoring of Ecosystems: Two Different Approaches – Long-Term Observation Versus Success Control
  • National Parks as Model Regions for Interdisciplinary Long-Term Ecological Research: The Bavarian Forest and Šumavá National Parks Underway to Transboundary Ecosystem Research
  • Turning Long-Term Monitoring into Policy – Using the National Park Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea as an Example
  • Design and Importance of Multi-tiered Ecological Monitoring Networks
  • Future Demands and Challenges
  • Conceptualising Long-Term Socio-ecological Research (LTSER): Integrating the Social Dimension
  • Integrating Social Sciences into Long-Term Ecological Research
  • Ecosystem Manipulation and Restoration on the Basis of Long-Term Conceptions
  • Exploratories for Large-Scale and Long-Term Functional Biodiversity Research
  • Conclusions
  • On the Way to an Integrative Long-Term Ecosystem Research – Milestones, Challenges, and some Conclusions