Succession in Abandoned Fields

Studies in Central Bohemia, Czechoslovakia

  • Jana Osbornová
  • Marcela Kovářová
  • Jan Lepš
  • Karel Prach

Part of the Geobotany book series (GEOB, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jan Lepš, Karel Prach
    Pages 1-2
  3. Jana Osbornová, Hana Rambousková
    Pages 3-5
  4. Alexandra Klaudisová, Jana Osbornová
    Pages 7-21
  5. Karel Prach, Jan Lepš, Lenka Soukupová, Jana Osbornová, Josef Rusek, Olga Fassatiová et al.
    Pages 23-59
  6. Karel Prach, Hana Rambousková, Jiřina Slavíková, Marcela Kovářová, Naděžda Sojková, Miloslava Krkavcová et al.
    Pages 61-91
  7. Helena Koblihová-Baumová, Ota Rauch, Marcela Kovářová, Eduard Brabec, Miloslava Krkavcová, Věra Hadincová et al.
    Pages 93-125
  8. K. Prach, Marcela Kovářová, Jan Lepš, H. Rambousková
    Pages 127-149
  9. Karel Prach, Jan Lepš
    Pages 151-152
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 153-168

About this book


Old and New Fields of Old-Field Ecology In ecology, succession occupies a place similar to that of evolution in general biology. Ram6n Margalef, 1968. It was a great honor for me to have been asked by Marinus Werger to write an introductory note to this very special volume. Presumably my friends and former students in Europe felt that a few words from the New World might put the results presented in this exciting book into a somewhat broader perspective. My perspective (or retrospective), however, is neither impersonal nor original; it is an eclectic reflection of recent developments in ecology and in old-field ecology in particular. The ecological generalizations and theories of Ram6n Margalef and Eugene P. Odum, as we perceived them in Prague in the early 1970s, were for some of us so attractive and promising that we even started to believe it would not take too long until we had a truly unifying general theory of ecological succession. All that was needed - we thought - were data clarifying a few controversial issues. This is how our studies of old-field succession began in 1973. We viewed old-fields as a sort of 'Drosophila' for terrestrial ecology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jana Osbornová
    • 1
  • Marcela Kovářová
    • 2
  • Jan Lepš
    • 3
  • Karel Prach
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Botany, Fac. Sci.Charles UniversityPrahaCzech Republic
  2. 2.Institute of BotanyCzechosl. Acad. Sci.Pruhonice u PrahyCzech Republic
  3. 3.Department of Biomathematics, Biol. Res. CentreCzechosl. Acad. Sci.České BudějoviceCzech Republic
  4. 4.Institute of BotanyCzechosl. Acad. Sci.TřeboňCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7603-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2444-4
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