Vegetation mapping

  • Editors
  • A. W. Küchler
  • I. S. Zonneveld
Part of the Handbook of vegetation science book series (HAVS, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Introduction

    1. A. W. Küchler
      Pages 1-2
    2. A. W. Küchler
      Pages 3-11
  3. Basic Considerations

    1. A. W. Küchler
      Pages 13-23
    2. I. S. Zonneveld
      Pages 25-35
    3. A. W. Küchler, I. S. Zonneveld
      Pages 51-66
    4. A. W. Küchler
      Pages 67-80
    5. I. S. Zonneveld
      Pages 81-88
    6. A. W. Küchler
      Pages 89-95
  4. Cartographic Considerations

    1. A. W. Küchler
      Pages 97-104
    2. A. W. Küchler
      Pages 105-110
    3. A. W. Küchler
      Pages 111-119
    4. A. W. Küchler
      Pages 121-133
    5. A. W. Küchler
      Pages 149-155
    6. A. W. Küchler
      Pages 157-162
  5. Methods and Procedures of Mapping

    1. A. W. Küchler
      Pages 191-202
    2. I. S. Zonneveld
      Pages 203-207

About this book

Introduction

A. W. KOCHLER The intimate intercourse between two or more 2. vegetation maps are scientific tools for ana­ fields of knowledge often bears interesting and lyzing the environment and the relation­ valuable fruit. Vegetation maps are such fruit, ships between vegetation and the site on resulting from the union of botany and geogra­ which it occurs. This helps to explain the phy. The work of botanists can be comprehen­ distribution of plant communities on the sive only if it includes a consideration of plants basis of the physical and chemical features in space, i. e. in different types of landscapes. At of the landscape. On the other hand, plant this point, the work of geographers becomes communities allow conclusions on the natu­ important through their development of maps re of the environment; as tools to determine and to analyze distribu­ 3. vegetation maps are valuable standards of tions in space. Our highly developed knowledge reference for observing and measuring of vegetation is matched by the refinement of changes in the vegetation, their direction cartographic techniques, and maps can now be and their speed, i. e. the rate of change. This is important because the character ofvegeta­ made that will show the extent and geographical distribution of vegetation anywhere on the sur­ tion is dynamic and is increasingly affected face of our planet with a remarkable degree of by man; accuracy. 4.

Keywords

Vegetation

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-3083-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7885-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3083-4
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