Forest Ecosystems in Industrial Regions

Studies on the Cycling of Energy Nutrients and Pollutants in the Niepołomice Forest Southern Poland

  • Władysław Grodziński
  • January Weiner
  • Paul F. Maycock

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 49)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. K. Grodzińska, B. Adamczyk, A. Ćwikowa, A. Grabowski, J. Klein, A. J. Lesiński et al.
    Pages 1-34
  3. A. Manecki, E. Garścia, S. Kasina, J. Kwiek, J. Lewińska, A. Skowroński et al.
    Pages 35-68
  4. R. Rieger, J. Banasik, M. Czarnowski, Z. Denisiuk, S. Grabczyński, K. Grodzińska et al.
    Pages 69-99
  5. A. Górecki, B. Bobek, K. Borusiewicz, Z. Glowaciński, W. Grodziński, J. Kozłowski et al.
    Pages 101-148
  6. M. Reczyńska-Dutka, T. Bednarz, M. Bombówna, A. Lewiński, K. Pasternak, J. Szlaga et al.
    Pages 167-202
  7. S. Białobok, J. Fabijanowski, B. Adamczyk, J. Greszta, J. A. Lesiński, J. Oleksyn et al.
    Pages 231-245
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 246-277

About this book

Introduction

A number of well-known forests have been the object of studies by ecological teams. Every ecologist is familiar with the names of forests such as Whytham Woods in England (Elton 1966), Solling in West Germany (Ellenberg 1971), Hubbard Brook in New Hampshire, U. S. A. (Likens et al. 1977, Bormann and Likens 1979), and ladra6s in Central Sweden (Persson 1980). The number of such team studies grew rapidly during the period of the International Biological Programme (Reichle 1981). Each of these forests represented aspects oflocal and general interest. The Niepolomice Forest in Southern Poland (Fig. 1) does not possess any spectacular features and it may be regarded as a typical forest of the lowlands of continental Europe. Situated in the Vistula River Valley, 20 km east of Cracow (50°07' N, 20°23' E) it consists of two major sections: an extensive pine forest of the Pino-Quercetum type, and a smaller, deciduous, oak-hornbeam- Fig. 1. The location of the Niepolomice Forest in Southern Poland VI Preface Tilio Carpinetum forest. This huge forested area (11,000 ha) owes its survival in one of the most densely populated parts of Europe to a long period of protection as a royal hunting ground. The period of royal protection ended abruptly at the turn of 20th century under the devastating blows of two world wars followed by perhaps an even greater danger, the effects of modern developments in heavy industry.

Keywords

Europe ecosystem forest industry pollutants

Editors and affiliations

  • Władysław Grodziński
    • 1
  • January Weiner
    • 1
  • Paul F. Maycock
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Animal EcologyJagiellonian University, Institute of Environmental BiologyKrakówPoland
  2. 2.Department of BotanyUniversity of Toronto, Erindale CollegeMississaugaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-69802-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-69804-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-69802-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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