Spatial Modelling in Forest Ecology and Management

A Case Study

  • Martin Jansen
  • Michael Judas
  • Joachim Saborowski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Martin Jansen, Michael Judas, Joachim Saborowski
    Pages 1-1
  3. M. Jansen, M. Judas, J. Saborowski
    Pages 3-9
  4. R. Schulz, M. Jansen
    Pages 11-18
  5. R. Schulz, V. Mues, M. Jansen, M. Judas, J. Saborowski
    Pages 27-40
  6. V. Mues, M. Jansen, B. Sloboda, K. Radier&, J. Saborowski
    Pages 41-67
  7. M. Jansen, C. Eberl, F. Reese
    Pages 68-86
  8. R. Schulz, M. Judas
    Pages 120-142
  9. M. Jansen, V. Stüber, H. Wächter, W. Schmidt, J. Saborowski, V. Mues et al.
    Pages 143-161
  10. M. Jansen, W. Schmidt, V. Stüber, H. Wächter, C. Naeder, M. Weckesser et al.
    Pages 162-175
  11. M. Jansen, R. Schulz, A. Konitzer, B. Sloboda
    Pages 177-193
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 219-225

About this book


In this book, GIS-based geomorphological, statistical, and geostatistical methods are used to improve the ecological site description of forest areas. Possibilities and limitations of the regionalization of climatic, soil, and macrofauna point measurements are presented. The resulting maps of indicators provide a broad and precise basis for forest planning and are essential for an integration of ecological and economic aspects of forest management.The applicability for forest practice is exemplified by the delimitation of forest site classes and of forest growth districts as well as the modelling of potential natural woodland communities. A scenario technique was used to simulate the forest stand development in the Harz mountains and to reveal the economic and ecological results of new management guidelines that are favoured by the forest administration. Spatial modelling and GIS-based information and planning systems provide improved data bases that are valuable instruments to describe the consequences of different management guidelines. Thus, they make a major contribution to a fruitful discussion about sustainable forest management.


Fauna Forest ecology Forest management GIS Geographic Information System (GIS) Geoinformationssysteme Kriging Regionalization Spatial modelling development ecology ecosystem forest remote sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Jansen
    • 1
  • Michael Judas
    • 2
  • Joachim Saborowski
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für Forstliche Biometrie und InformatikGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Zoologie und AnthropologieGöttingenGermany
  3. 3.Institut für Forstliche Biometrie und InformatikGöttingenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-43357-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56155-9
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