Wetlands in Central Europe

Soil Organisms, Soil Ecological Processes and Trace Gas Emissions

  • Gabriele Broll
  • Wolfgang Merbach
  • Eva-Maria Pfeiffer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Wetlands as habitats for soil organisms

  3. Soil ecological processes in fens and floodplains

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3
    2. Claudia Erber, Peter Felix-Henningsen, Klaus Handke, Wolfgang Kundel, Karl-Friedrich Schreiber
      Pages 71-98
    3. Uwe Schleuß, Michael Trepel, Holger Wetzel, Claus-Georg Schimming, Winfried Kluge
      Pages 117-132
  4. Carbon and nitrogen dynamics in soils with different water regimes

  5. Trace gas emissions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N7-N7
    2. Michael Sommer, Sabine Fiedler
      Pages 177-196
    3. Stephan Glatzel, Karl Stahr
      Pages 215-233
    4. Wolfgang Merbach, Thomas Kalettka, Catrin Rudat, Jürgen Augustin
      Pages 235-244

About this book


Wetlands are very sensitive ecosystems, functioning as a habitat for many organisms. Protection and regeneration of wetlands are of great importance in ecological research and in nature conservation. A huge amount of research has been done on the hydrology, plants and animals in wetlands. Knowledge about soil organisms and soil ecological processes of wetlands is still lacking. This knowledge is a prerequisite for landscape planning purposes or climate change predictions. In the case of climate change, trace gas emissions from wetlands are of great interest. The authors provide an overview of the state-of-the-art on soil ecology in wetlands. The book is divided into the following main chapters: "Wetlands as habitats for soil organisms", "Soil ecological processes in fens and floodplains", "Carbon and nitrogen dynamics in soils with different water regimes" and "Trace gas emissions".


Groundwater Habitat biology climate change ecology ecosystem ecosystems emissions fauna hydrology nature conservation nitrogen soil vegetation wetland

Editors and affiliations

  • Gabriele Broll
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Merbach
    • 2
  • Eva-Maria Pfeiffer
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Geoecology (ISPA)University of VechtaVechtaGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Soil Science and Plant NutritionUniversity of Halle-WittenbergHalle (Saale)Germany
  3. 3.Institute of Soil ScienceHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07795-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05054-5
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