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European Ecosystems

  • Authors
  • Giorgio Marcuzzi
Book

Part of the Biogeographica book series (BIGE, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Giorgio Marcuzzi
    Pages 1-92
  3. Giorgio Marcuzzi
    Pages 93-185
  4. Giorgio Marcuzzi
    Pages 186-244
  5. Giorgio Marcuzzi
    Pages 245-288
  6. Giorgio Marcuzzi
    Pages 289-342
  7. Giorgio Marcuzzi
    Pages 343-378
  8. Giorgio Marcuzzi
    Pages 379-499
  9. Giorgio Marcuzzi
    Pages 500-608
  10. Giorgio Marcuzzi
    Pages 609-693
  11. Giorgio Marcuzzi
    Pages 694-722
  12. Giorgio Marcuzzi
    Pages 723-748
  13. Giorgio Marcuzzi
    Pages 749-777
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 778-779

About this book

Introduction

There are many works, written in several European languages, on general, animal, and more especially vegetational ecology, but the space devoted to the study and description of the various ecosystems - both terrestrial and aquatic - of Europe is very limited, and this even in the books of European workers. Indeed, today we are in the strange position that, while some extra-European continents or parts of continents such as South Africa, the west part of South American, Australia, the arid zones of the Old World, not to mention Antarctica (that recentlY has at­ tracted the attention of a great number of students) have been very thoroughly studied and illustrated - for European ecosystems we have very scant informa­ tion, if we make allowance for the many analytical works on single natural or artificial environments (generally belonging to Central or Northern Europe). We have a beautiful book on the animal ecology of Palestine (today comprising Israel plus Jordan) written in the mid-thirties by Bodenheimer. However, Palestine does not belong to Europe, although some of the ecological and geographical peculiar­ ities of the western part of the country do correspond very closely to those of Southern Europe.

Keywords

Applied ecology Gewässer Taiga amphibians bird ecology ecosystem environment fauna forest insects invertebrates mammals reptiles vegetation

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-9616-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-9618-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9616-8
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