Biodiversity in Ecosystems: Principles and Case Studies of Different Complexity Levels
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 30, 2001 - Nature - 216 pages
This volume does not aim at merely adding to the vast and increasing number of individual publications on `biodiversity'. Rather it is our objective to investigate biodiversity on the previously little studied coenosis and landscape levels. Phytosociological and animal-ecological fields are considered, as well as theoretical approaches to biodiversity and aspects of its application in nature and landscape protection and preservation. Since biodiversity has so far been predominantly studied in the Anglo-American area, it seemed to be of value to discuss this complex topic from a central and southern European viewpoint, based on data gathered in these regions, and thus to promote a global discussion.
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BIODIVERSITY SURVEY AND PRINCIPLES
SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT POSSIBLE MECHANISMS CAUSING THE OBSERVED PATTERNS
FAUNA FLORA AND VEGETATION IN ECOSYSTEMS SOME ASPECTS OF BIODIVERSITY
AN APPROACH TO A SIGMASOCIOLOGICAL VIEW
DIVERSITY OF PASTUREWOODLANDS OF NORTHWESTERN GERMANY
HOW IS IT MODIFIED BY FOLIAR INSECT HERBIVORY?
THE IMPORTANCE OF BIOGEOGRAPHY TO BIODIVERSITY OF BIRD COMMUNITIES OF CONIFEROUS FORESTS
LIMITS AND CONSERVATION OF THE SPECIES DIVERSITY OF SMALL MAMMAL COMMUNITIES
WHY IT DOES NOT WORK
BIODIVERSITY AND NATURE PRESERVATION
ELEMENTS OF BIODIVERSITY IN TODAYS NATURE CONSERVATION DISCUSSION FROM A GEOBOTANICAL VIEWPOINT
BIODIVERSITY ITS LEVELS AND RELEVANCE FOR NATURE CONSERVATION IN GERMANY
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ABmann Alps animal species anthropogenic beech forest biocoenoses biocoenosis biodiversity Biodiversity in ecosystems biological diversity biotic biotope bird species boreal boreal ecosystems Brown Cambridge Central Europe characteristics characterized colonization concept coniferous coniferous forests differentiated Diptera dynamics ecological ecological niches environment environmental evolution example extinction factors fauna Figure flora functional functional groups Ganzhorn genetic diversity Germany Global Biodiversity grassland grazing groups habitat Haeupler herbivores higher Hymenoptera hypothesis important increasing individuals influence insect interactions investigated islands Koppler Kratochwil landscape lemur lemur species life-form Madagascar metapopulation microphytophages Mountains nature conservation niche number of species number of vegetation Okologie organisms parasitoids pasture-woodlands patterns physiotopes phytophages Pignatti plant communities plant species plots populations processes regions Ricklefs saprophages Schaefer Schwabe shrub soil spatial species diversity species numbers species pool species richness structure studies Stuttgart successional synusia Table taxa trophic typical utilization vegetation complexes vegetation types woodland
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