Ecosystem organization of a complex landscape

long-term research in the Bornhöved Lake District, Germany

Publisher: Springer in Berlin

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  • Ecosystem management -- Germany -- Schleswig-Holstein.,
  • Environmental monitoring -- Germany -- Schleswig-Holstein.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-383) and index.

StatementOtto Fränzle ... [et al.], editors.
SeriesEcological studies -- v. 202
ContributionsFränzle, Otto.
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 391 p. :
Number of Pages391
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22382019M
ISBN 103540758100
ISBN 109783540758105

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This book presents the major findings of a year ecological study of the Bornhöved Lake District, situated some 30 km south of Kiel. Historically speaking, the present research scheme, like comparable long-term ecosystem studies at Göttingen, Bayreuth, München, and Berchtesgaden, has been conceived as the core of a comprehensive ecological surveillance system for Germany (Ellenberg et al.

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