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Status and Dynamics of Forests in Germany [electronic resource] : Results of the National Forest Monitoring / edited by Nicole Wellbrock, Andreas Bolte.
1st ed. 2019.
Cham Springer Nature 2019
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019.
1 online resource (X, 384 p. 173 illus., 75 illus. in color.)
Ecological Studies, Analysis and Synthesis, 237
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Ecological Studies, Analysis and Synthesis, 0070-8356 ; 237
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This book is an open access publication. Forest ecosystems in Central Europe are changing as a result of anthropogenic influences and changing climate conditions. As such, a large-scale monitoring programme was undertaken in order to understand the influence of site modification, deposition of air pollutants, and climate. This book presents the scientific findings of this study for Germany, including the major challenges with regard to the future preservation and management of forest ecosystems under environmental change. In addition, it addresses a number of central questions: what are the main factors affecting forest stands and soil integrity? How, and how rapidly, are forest ecosystems changing? How diverse are the changes across Germany? What will be the main risks in sustainable forest management in the future? And how can policy support the development and maintenance of adaptive and resilient forests that provide essential ecosystem services, today and in the future? Helping readers understand the importance of soils and related ecosystem processes for future sustainable forestry, and sharing essential findings on environmental change and related changes in forest status and dynamics, the book is a valuable resource for researchers and policymakers interested in science-based decisions.
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Chapter 1. Concept and Methodology of the National Forest Soil Inventory
Chapter 2. Environmental Settings and TheirChanges in the Last Decades
Chapter 3. Soil Water Budget and Drought Stress
Chapter 4. Soil Acidification in German Forest Soils
Chapter 5. Nitrogen status and dynamics in German forest soils
Chapter 6. Carbon Stocks and Carbon Stock Changes in German Forest Soils
Chapter 7. Heavy Metal Stocks and Concentrations in Forest Soils
Chapter 8. Occurrence and Spatial Distribution of Selected Organic Substances in Germany’s Forest Soils
Chapter 9. Nutritional Status of Major Forest Tree Species in Germany
Chapter 10. Plants as Indicators of Soil Chemical Properties
Chapter 11. Spatial Response Patterns in Biotic Reactions of Forest Trees and Their Associations with Environmental Variables in Germany
Chapter 12. Sustainable Use and Development of Forests and Forest Soils – A Resume.
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Status and dynamics of forests in Germany : results of the National Forest Monitoring / Nicole Wellbrock, Andreas Bolte, editors.