Biomonitoring: General and Applied Aspects on Regional and Global Scales by Conradin A. BurgaBiomonitoring: General and Applied Aspects on Regional and Global Scales by Conradin A. Burga

Biomonitoring: General and Applied Aspects on Regional and Global Scales

EditorConradin A. Burga, Anselm Kratochwil

Paperback | October 28, 2010

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This volume contains a selection of 14 articles dealing with different aspects of biomonitoring and their relation to questions of global change. The first part concerns general aspects of biomonitoring. The second part gives examples of applied biomonitoring in Germany and Switzerland (changes in species composition, phenologies, vegetation restoration, changes in soil conditions, and heavy metal concentrations). The third part deals with climate-related monitoring studies of arctic-alpine and temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere (mountain peaks and timberline ecotones of the Alps, spread of exotic evergreen broad-leaved plants, phytomass and carbon balance in Svalbard).
Title:Biomonitoring: General and Applied Aspects on Regional and Global ScalesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 9.45 × 6.3 × 0.07 inPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048156211

ISBN - 13:9789048156214

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Preface; C.A. Burga, A. Kratochwil. A. General aspects of biomonitoring. Biomonitoring - Tasks and limits; F. KIötzli. Statistical design and analysis in long-term vegetation monitoring; O. Wildi. Administration levels and tasks of nature conservation efficiency control; M. Labasch, A. Otte. B. Examples of applied biomonitoring in Germany and Switzerland. Monitoring recent vegetation changes in nutrient-rich beechwoods in central Germany; W. Hakes. Biomonitoring - Evaluation and assessment of heavy metal concentrations from two German moss monitoring surveys; U. Herpin, et al. Do phytophenological series contribute to vegetation monitoring? C. Deffia. Species responses to climatic variation and land-use change in grasslands of southern Switzerland; A. Stampfi, M. Zeiter. Little flowers in a mild winter; J. Röthlisberger. Vegetation monitoring on a small-scale restoration site in the alpine belt: Pilatus Kulm, Switzerland; E. Ruoss, et al. C. Aspects of global change in the Alps and in the high arctic region. Long-term monitoring of mountain peaks in the Alps; G. Grabherr, et al. Monitoring of Eastern and Southern Swiss Alpine timberline ecotones; C.A. Burga, R. Perret. Observed changes in vegetation in relation to climate warming; G. Carraro, et al. Laurophyllisation - A sign of a changing climate? G.-R. Walther. Changes of plant community patterns, phytomass and carbon balance in a high arctic tundra ecosystem under a climate of increasing cloudiness; L. Möller, et al.