The Luxembourg Gutland Landscape

  • A. M. Kooijman
  • L.H. Cammeraat
  • A.C. Seijmonsbergen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. L. Pfister, C. Hissler, J. F. Iffly, M. Coenders, R. Teuling, A. Arens et al.
    Pages 73-87
  3. A. C. Seijmonsbergen, L. W. S. de Graaff
    Pages 89-106
  4. L. H. Cammeraat, J. Sevink, C. Hissler, J. Juilleret, B. Jansen, A. M. Kooijman et al.
    Pages 107-130
  5. A. C. Seijmonsbergen, L. H. Cammeraat, A. M. Kooijman
    Pages 253-267
  6. Annemieke Smit, Luuk Dorren, Hans van Noord, Josja Veraart, Casper Cusell, Henk Pieter Sterk
    Pages 269-276

About this book

Introduction

This book gathers older and current knowledge of the evolution and functioning of cuesta landscapes to provide a better understanding of the Luxembourgian landscape. The geological variety and tectonic setting of the area provide excellent opportunities to study landscape development, hydrology, geomorphological processes, soil formation, forest vegetation and interrelationships between them, which are characteristic of larger parts of Europe. The book is organized around four themes. The first addresses the development of the Luxembourgian cuesta landscape, covering geological evolution, lithology, geomorphological characteristics and hydrology, as well as the scientific history of research in this area. The second theme addresses aspects of the landscape’s geo-ecological- system functioning and development, including soils, nutrient availability, forest ecology and educational approaches to study geo-ecological systems, including old and modern mapping techniques. The third theme is related to biological and physico-chemical control of erosion processes, including the impact of (macro-)fauna, vegetation and substrate on soil erosion processes. The last theme discusses practical applications of the research findings.

Keywords

Cuesta Landscape GIS-based Mapping Geo-ecology Landscape Ecology Soil-chemical Processes

Editors and affiliations

  • A. M. Kooijman
    • 1
  • L.H. Cammeraat
    • 2
  • A.C. Seijmonsbergen
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED)University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED)University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED)University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65543-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-65541-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-65543-7
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