Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling in European Forest Ecosystems

  • Ernst-Detlef Schulze

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 142)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Introduction to the European Transect

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. T. Persson, H. van Oene, A. F. Harrison, P. S. Karlsson, G. A. Bauer, J. Cerny et al.
      Pages 14-46
  3. Plant-Related Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. G. Scarascia-Mugnozza, G. A. Bauer, H. Persson, G. Matteucci, A. Masci
      Pages 49-62
    3. G. A. Bauer, H. Persson, T. Persson, M. Mund, M. Hein, E. Kummetz et al.
      Pages 63-98
    4. C. Stober, E. George, H. Persson
      Pages 99-121
    5. T. Wallenda, C. Stober, L. Högbom, H. Schinkel, E. George, P. Högberg et al.
      Pages 122-143
    6. G. Gebauer, B. Zeller, G. Schmidt, C. May, N. Buchmann, M. Colin-Belgrand et al.
      Pages 144-170
    7. A. F. Harrison, E.-D. Schulze, G. Gebauer, G. Bruckner
      Pages 171-188
    8. G. A. Bauer, G. Gebauer, A. F. Harrison, P. Högberg, L. Högbom, H. Schinkel et al.
      Pages 189-214
  4. Heterotrophic Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. A. F. Harrison, D. D. Harkness, A. P. Rowland, J. S. Garnett, P. J. Bacon
      Pages 237-256
    3. T. Persson, P. S. Karlsson, U. Seyferth, R. M. Sjöberg, A. Rudebeck
      Pages 257-275
    4. M. E. Cotrufo, M. Miller, B. Zeller
      Pages 276-296
    5. T. Persson, A. Rudebeck, J. H. Jussy, M. Colin-Belgrand, A. Priemé, E. Dambrine et al.
      Pages 297-311
    6. B. R. Andersen, P. Gundersen
      Pages 332-340
  5. Diversity-Related Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. V. Wolters, A. Pflug, A. R. Taylor, D. Schroeter
      Pages 366-381
    3. A. Kjøller, M. Miller, S. Struwe, V. Wolters, A. Pflug
      Pages 382-402
  6. Integration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 403-403
    2. E. Dambrine, A. Probst, D. Viville, P. Biron, M. C. Belgrand, T. Paces et al.
      Pages 405-418
    3. H. van Oene, F. Berendse, T. Persson, A. F. Harrison, E.-D. Schulze, B. R. Andersen et al.
      Pages 419-467
    4. E.-D. Schulze, P. Högberg, H. van Oene, T. Persson, A. F. Harrison, D. Read et al.
      Pages 468-491
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 493-506

About this book


The storage of carbon in forest ecosystems has received special attention in the Kyoto protocol of the Climate Convention, which attempts to equilibrate fossil fuel emissions with biological sinks. This volume quantifies carbon storage in managed forest ecosystems not only in biomass, but also in all soil compartments. It investigates the interaction between the carbon and nitrogen cycles by working along a north-south transect through Europe which starts in northern Sweden, passes through a N-deposition maximum in central Europe and ends in Italy. Surprisingly, C storage in soils increases with N deposition; in addition, not young reforestations, but old growth forests have the highest rate of carbon sequestration. For the first time biogeochemical processes are linked to biodiversity on a large geographic scale and with special focus on soil organisms. The enclosed CD-ROM provides a complete database of all flux, storage and species observations for modellers.


Artenvielfalt Biodiversity Forest Kohlenstoffspeicherung, biologische Kyoto Protokoll Kyoto protocol Stickstoffkreislauf Wald biodiversity carbon storage, biological nitrogen cycle Ammonium biological biomass carbon climate ecosystem forest growth nitrogen soil Stickstoff

Editors and affiliations

  • Ernst-Detlef Schulze
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institute for BiogeochemistryJenaGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-67239-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-57219-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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