Biogeochemistry of Forested Catchments in a Changing Environment

A German Case Study

  • Egbert Matzner

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 172)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. Matzner
      Pages 3-13
    3. P. Gerstberger, T. Foken, K. Kalbitz
      Pages 15-41
  3. The Changing Environment

  4. Vegetation Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. B. Köstner, M. Schmidt, E. Falge, S. Fleck, J. D. Tenhunen
      Pages 69-98
    3. S. Fleck, M. Schmidt, B. Köstner, W. Faltin, J. D. Tenhunen
      Pages 99-126
    4. C. Rebmann, P. Anthoni, E. Falge, M. Göckede, A. Mangold, J.-A. Subke et al.
      Pages 143-159
    5. B. Wichura, J. Ruppert, A. C. Delany, N. Buchmann, T. Foken
      Pages 161-176
    6. M. Berger, R. Dlugi, T. Foken
      Pages 177-190
    7. O. Klemm, A. Mangold, A. Held
      Pages 203-213
    8. R. Steinbrecher, B. Rappenglück, A. Hansel, M. Graus, O. Klemm, A. Held et al.
      Pages 215-232
    9. J. Lindenmair, E. Matzner, R. Zimmermann
      Pages 279-289
  5. Soil Response

  6. Catchment Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
    2. G. Lischeid, H. Lange, K. Moritz, H. Büttcher
      Pages 399-436
    3. G. Lischeid, C. Alewell, K. Moritz, J. Bittersohl
      Pages 437-454
  7. Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 455-455
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 491-501

About this book


Forest ecosystems represent a major type ofland use in Germanyand in Europe. They provide a number of functions, or ecosystem services, beneficial to humans, namely biomass production, regulation of the water- and energy cyde, C and N sequestration, erosion control, recreation, and they act as habitat for numerous species. The stability of forest ecosystems in Europe as influenced by the deposition of air pollutants has been a matter of debate for more than 20 years. Besides atmospheric deposition, other environmental conditions affecting forest ecosystems, such as temperature, CO content of the atmosphere 2 and precipitation, have significantly changed in the past and continue to change in the future. Quantifying and predicting the effects of these changes on ecosys­ tem functioning are achallenge to ecosystem research and also a requirement to establish sustainable use of forest ecosystems in the future. This book summarizes results of long-term, interdisciplinary ecosystem research conducted in two forested catchments and coordinated at the Bayreuth Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystem Research (BITÖK), University of Bayreuth, Germany. It does not aim to summarize all the research of BITÖ K in the past decade, which would go far beyond the studies in these two catch­ ments. Instead, we concentrate here on the long-term developments in the biogeochemistry of carbon and mineral elements and on the water cyde, at both the plot and the catchment scale.


Biogeochemie Eutrophication Nachhaltigkeit Umweltveränderung Waldökosysteme biogeochemistry ecology ecosystem environment environmental change forest ecosystems geochemistry sustainability temperature terrestrial ecosystems

Editors and affiliations

  • Egbert Matzner
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für BodenökologieUniversität BayreuthBayreuthGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05900-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-06073-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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