Standing Biomass and its Modelling

  • M. Veste
  • C. Sommer
  • S. -W. Breckle
  • T. Littmann
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 200)

The sand dunes of the north-western Negev are characterized by a small-scale vegetation pattern (cf. Chap. 8, this volume). Aim of this investigation is to distinguish the standing biomass in the major ecotopes resulting from long-term ecological processes controlling ecotope pattern. Furthermore, we will present a simple numerical approach for modelling the actual standing biomass distribution in the sand dune mosaic.


Sand Dune Soil Crust Standing Biomass Biological Soil Crust Dune Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Veste
    • C. Sommer
      • 1
    • S. -W. Breckle
      • T. Littmann
        • 2
        • 3
      1. 1.Department of EcologyUniversity of BielefeldBielefeldGermany
      2. 2.Institute for GeoscienceMartin-Luther-University of Halle-WittenbergHalleGermany
      3. 3.DLC Dr. Littmann ConsultingEnnepetalGermany

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