Functioning and Management of European Beech Ecosystems

  • Rainer Brumme
  • Partap K. Khanna

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 208)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
    1. R. Brumme, P. K. Khanna
      Pages 1-4
  2. Description of Long-term Observation Sites

    1. H. Meesenburg, R. Brumme
      Pages 7-11
    2. O. Panferov, H. Kreilein, H. Meesenburg, J. Eichhorn, G. Gravenhorst
      Pages 13-32
    3. H. Meesenburg, R. Brumme, C. Jacobsen, K. J. Meiwes, J. Eichhorn
      Pages 33-47
    4. K. J. Meiwes, H. Meesenburg, J. Eichhorn, C. Jacobsen, P. K. Khanna
      Pages 49-63
    5. W. Schmidt
      Pages 65-86
    6. R. Brumme, M. Raubuch, J. Priess, C. P. Wang, T.–H. Anderson
      Pages 87-92
    7. M. Schaefer, J. Schauermann
      Pages 93-102
  3. Ecosystem Processes

    1. P. Rademacher, P. K. Khanna, J. Eichhorn, M. Guericke
      Pages 105-136
    2. D. Murach, A. Horn, W. Ke-Hong, C. Rapp
      Pages 137-153
    3. I.-M. Schulze, A. Bolte, W. Schmidt, J. Eichhorn
      Pages 155-181
    4. M. Schaefer, S. Migge-Kleian, S. Scheu
      Pages 207-230
    5. R. Brumme, J. Priess, C. P. Wang, M. Raubuch, G. Steinmetz, H. Meyer
      Pages 231-251
    6. R. Brumme, C. P. Wang, J. Priess, M. Raubuch, G. Steinmetz
      Pages 253-263
    7. H. Meesenburg, J. Eichhorn, K. J. Meiwes
      Pages 265-302
    8. R. Brumme, H. Meesenburg, M. Bredemeier, C. Jacobsen, E. Schönfelder, K. J. Meiwes et al.
      Pages 303-336
    9. R. Brumme, W. Borken, J. Prenzel
      Pages 337-351
    10. R. Brumme, W. Borken
      Pages 353-367
    11. W. Borken, R. Brumme
      Pages 369-385
  4. Forest Management and Regional Scale Issues Concerning C and N

  5. Synthesis

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 491-499

About this book


Temperate forests cover large areas of Europe and perform a number of important functions such as the regulation of energy and matter, production of wood and other resources, and conservation of biodiversity and habitats; they also have special signi?cance in social and cultural contexts. Initiated in 1960s, the ?rst International Biological Program (IBP) focused on ‘‘the biological basis of productivity and human welfare. ’’ As the German contribution to the IBP, ecosystem research has been carried out since 1966 in the Solling area (Ellenberg H. , Ecological Studies 2, 1971), an upland region in Northwest Germany. This study provided clear evidence that the stability of forest ecosystems was threatened by the high inputs of at- spheric pollutants. This promoted many interdisciplinary research programs which were coordinated by Prof. Dr. Bernhard Ulrich and the Forest Ecosystems Research Center of the University of Go¨ttingen. This involved, in addition to the Solling site, the establishment of two other sites for long-term monitoring of ecosystem pro- ¨ cesses. The two contrasting sites were established in 1980 at Gottinger Wald on base-rich calcareous soil and in 1989 at Zierenberg on volcanic soil. These projects were funded initially by the Federal Ministry of Research and Technology (BMBF) as interdisciplinary projects under the titles: ‘‘Conditions of Stability of Forest Ecosystems’’ (1989–1993), and ‘‘Dynamics of Forest Ecos- tems’’ (1993–1998). The primary goal of these studies was to quantify the ecolo- cal condition of forests in a changing environment and element ?uxes.


Fauna earthworms ecosystem element balance forest forest ecosystems long-term flux measurements soil acidity vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Rainer Brumme
    • 1
  • Partap K. Khanna
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Soil Science of Tropical EcosystemsGeorg-August- University GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Soil Science of Temperate and Boreal EcosystemsGeorg-August- University GöttingenGöttingenGermany

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors