Responses of Forest Ecosystems to Environmental Changes

  • A. Teller
  • P. Mathy
  • J. N. R. Jeffers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. State-of-the-art-reviews

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Is Ecosystem a Working Concept ?

    3. Environmental Framework for Ecosystem Development

    4. Community Patterns and Dynamics

    5. Processes in Ecosystems

    6. Input-Output Analysis

      1. Michael Bredemeier, Bernhard Ulrich
        Pages 229-243
      2. Charles T. Driscoll, Chris E. Johnson, Gene E. Likens
        Pages 244-255
      3. M. G. R. Cannell, R. C. Dewar, J. H. M. Thornley
        Pages 256-271
      4. P. B. Tinker
        Pages 272-275
    7. Forest in a Changing Environment

  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Research Networks in European Forest Ecosystems

      1. L. Rasmussen, C. Beier, P. de Visser, N. van Breemen, K. Kreutzer, R. Schierl et al.
        Pages 325-334
      2. R. F. Wright, N. Van Breemen, B. Emmett, J. G. M. Roelofs, A. Tietema, H. A. Verhoef et al.
        Pages 335-341
      3. E. S. F. Core, J. M. Anderson, F. Beese, M. P. Berg, T. Bolger, M. M. Couteaux et al.
        Pages 342-350
      4. A. Jenkins, D. Schulze, N. Van Breemen, F. I. Woodward, R. F. Wright
        Pages 359-364
    3. Mediterranean Forests

    4. Atlantic Forests

    5. Central European Forests

About this book


This book arises out of a symposium on forest and woodland terrestrial ecosystems which was held in Florence on 20-24th May 1991. It was organised jointly by the Commission of the European Communities (CEC) and the European Science Foundation (ESF) in association with the Italian Research Council (CNR). The symposium brQughUogether most -Of the internationally recognized groups working on forest ecosystems including biologists, botanists, ecologists, soil scientists, modellers, foresters and policy makers. All the CEC countries were represented. In addition, there was a broad audience from Eastern and Central Europe and from EFfA countries. Outstanding experts from outside Europe (US, Australia, Canada, Japan, China, etc.) were also present. In total, the symposium was attended by more than 500 participants. The structure of this book reflects the main elements of the meeting. As such it includes three main sections. The first consists of six major state-of-the-art reviews corresponding to the six plenary sessions, each followed by a discussion which has been summarized by rapporteurs. The reviews were prepared to assess critically the state of current knowledge in ecosystem research and to provide a scientific basis both for policy decisions and for further research.


air pollution development ecosystem environment forest pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Teller
    • 1
  • P. Mathy
    • 2
  • J. N. R. Jeffers
    • 3
  1. 1.European Science FoundationFrance
  2. 2.Commission of the European CommunitiesBelgium
  3. 3.Institute of Terrestrial EcologyUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85166-878-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2866-7
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