Heathlands: Patterns and Processes in a Changing Environment by R. AertsHeathlands: Patterns and Processes in a Changing Environment by R. Aerts

Heathlands: Patterns and Processes in a Changing Environment

EditorR. Aerts, Gerrit Heil

Paperback | December 8, 2010

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Increased atmospheric nitrogen deposition and changes in the management of heathlands have caused a significant change in the species composition of the NW-European heathlands. This change from ericaceous towards gramineous dominance is analysed in detail in Heathlands: Patterns and Processes in a Changing Environment. Special emphasis is put on the effects of increased atmospheric nutrient input on nutrient cycling, competition between plant species and plant--herbivore interactions. The possibilities for the long-term conservation of heathlands are discussed by considering regeneration from seed and the usefulness of mathematical management models. The book provides a synthesis of pure and applied plant ecology. It is vital reading for plant ecologists, biological conservationists, heathland managers and government decision makers.
Title:Heathlands: Patterns and Processes in a Changing EnvironmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:231 pagesPublished:December 8, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048142318

ISBN - 13:9789048142316

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1. General Introduction; G.W. Heil, R. Aerts. 2. Atmospheric Deposition of Sulphur and Nitrogen in Heathland Ecosystems; R. Bobbink, G.W. Heil. 3. Biomass and Nutrient Dynamics of Dominant Plant Species from Heathlands; R. Aerts. 4. The Effect of External Stress and Disturbance Factors on Calluna-Dominated Heathland Vegetation; J.J.M. Berdowski. 5. Competition between Dominant Plant Species in Heathlands; R. Aerts. 6. Seed Bank, Germination, and Establishment of Ericaceous and Gramineous Species in Heathlands; M. Bruggink. 7. Impact of Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition on Dry Heathlands: a Stochastic Model Simulating Competition between Calluna vulgaris and Two Grass Species; G.W. Heil, R. Bobbink. 8. Synthesis: Perspectives for Heathlands; G.W. Heil, R. Aerts. Index.