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Heathlands

Patterns and Processes in a Changing Environment

  • Editors
  • R. Aerts
  • G. W. Heil

Part of the Geobotany book series (GEOB, volume 20)

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Vegetation cyclin ecology ecosystem nitrogen plant seed

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-8230-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4231-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8230-8
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