Title

Modelling of Fluxes in a Spruce Forest Catchment of the Fichtelgebirge

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Ecosystem Approaches to Landscape Management in Central Europe

Volume

Ecological studies v.147

Editor

J.D. Tenhunen, R. Lenz & R. Hantschel

Publisher

Springer-Verlag

Publication Date

2001

First Page

417

Last Page

462

Abstract

The initial development of a global perspective and perception in ecology occurred in parallel with the expeditions and explorations of naturalists that were carried out during the 19th century. As a result of these efforts, vegetation patterning was observed together with climate conditions, and comparisons were made across continents. The fields of plant and animal geography flourished not only from the standpoints of classification and identification of families, genera, and species, but also in terms of deriving an understanding of the relationship between ecosystem structure and climate, and with respect to obtaining maps that indicated the distribution of major biomes on a global scale.

Comments

Originally published by Springer Verlag. Limited preview available through remote link. Chapter not included. Ecological Studies vol. 147.