Ecosystem Organization of a Complex Landscape

Long-Term Research in the Bornhöved Lake District, Germany

  • Otto Fränzle
  • Ludger Kappen
  • Hans-Peter Blume
  • Klaus Dierssen

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 202)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Research Programme and Study Area

    1. Otto Fränzle, Ludger Kappen, Hans-Peter Blume, Klaus Dierssen, Ulrich Irmler, Winfrid Kluge et al.
      Pages 3-28
    2. Hans-Peter Blume, Otto Fränzle, Georg Hörmann, Ulrich Irmler, Winfrid Kluge, Uwe Schleuß et al.
      Pages 29-57
  3. Structure and Function of Ecosystems in a Complex Landscape

    1. Oliver Dilly, Christiane Eschenbach, Werner L. Kutsch, Ludger Kappen, Jean Charles Munch
      Pages 61-81
    2. Georg Hörmann, Matthias Herbst, Christiane Eschenbach
      Pages 101-117
    3. Ulrich Irmler, Oliver Dilly, Joachim Schrautzer, Klaus Dierssen
      Pages 119-146
    4. Ulrich Irmler, Franz Hölker, Hans-Werner Pfeiffer, Walter Nellen, Hauke Reuter
      Pages 147-167
    5. Otto Fränzle, Claus-Georg Schimming
      Pages 169-205
    6. Winfrid Kluge, Otto Fränzle
      Pages 207-240
    7. Otto Fränzle, Gerald Schernewski
      Pages 241-276
    8. Felix Müller, Otto Fränzle, Claus-Georg Schimming
      Pages 277-294
  4. From Research to Application

    1. Joachim Schrautzer, Felix Müller, Hans-Peter Blume, Uwe Heinrich, Ernst-Walter Reiche, Uwe Schleuß et al.
      Pages 297-317
    2. Jan Barkmann, Hans-Peter Blume, Ulrich Irmler, Winfrid Kluge, Werner L. Kutsch, Heinrich Reck et al.
      Pages 319-344
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 351-391

About this book


This book presents the major findings of a 12-year ecological study of the Bornhöved Lake District, situated some 30 km south of Kiel. Historically speaking, the present research scheme, like comparable long-term ecosystem studies at Göttingen, Bayreuth, München, and Berchtesgaden, has been conceived as the core of a comprehensive ecological surveillance system for Germany (Ellenberg et al. 1978). Comprising three interrelated components, namely an ecological monitoring network, comparative ecosystem research, and an environmental specimen bank, this system is intended to promote both ecological science and planning and policy. In this connection the geo- and bioscientifically based ecosystem research aims at understanding the structure and functions of systems, the natural equilibrium and stress tolerance of singular components and the entire system against changes and disturbances from within and from outside, and the relationships between diversity, productivity, and stability. Thus, ecosystem research forms the indispensable basis for the rational analysis of the comprehensive data sets made available by ecological monitoring networks and for the adequate selection of plant, animal, and soil specimens for environmental specimen banking purposes.


Landschaftsplanung Stoffflüsse Vegetation development ecological modelling ecosystem ecosystem functioning ecosystem research element fluxes energy balance landscape planning organization Ökosystemforschung Ökosystemfunktionen ökologische Modellbildung

Editors and affiliations

  • Otto Fränzle
    • 1
  • Ludger Kappen
    • 2
  • Hans-Peter Blume
    • 3
  • Klaus Dierssen
    • 1
  1. 1.Ökologie-Zentrum der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu KielGermany
  2. 2.Germany
  3. 3.Institut für Pflanzenernährung und Bodenkunde der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu KielGermany

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