Biogeochemical Monitoring in Small Catchments

Refereed papers from BIOGEOMON, The Symposium on Ecosystem Behaviour: Evaluation of Integrated Monitoring in Small Catchments held in Prague, Czech Republic, September 18–20, 1993

  • Jiří Černý
  • Martin Novák
  • Tomáš Pačes
  • R. Kelman Wieder

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Monitoring

  3. Catchments Manipulations and Biogeochemical Studies

  4. Isotopes as Tracers

About this book

Introduction

This Special Issue of Water, Air and Soil Pollution offers original contributions from BIOGEOMON, an international symposium on ecosystem behavior and the evaluation of integrated monitoring of small catchments, held in Prague, Czech Republic, in September 1993. The meeting attracted nearly 200 scientists from 27 countries on five continents. BIOGEOMON was a loose continuation of another international meeting, GEOMON, which was held in Prague in 1987. Both sym­ posia provided a forum for the discussion of ideas on environmental problems in western and eastern Europe, with important contributions from the American continent. With the dramatic collapse of the iron curtain, it was our hope that more so than GEOMON, BIOGEOMON would provide opportunities for the free exchange of ideas, fostering the development of research collaborations between its participants. With international openness comes the increasing realization that every indus­ trialized nation has its own legacy of environmental degradation. Anthropogenic impacts differ in severity and scale; air and water transport of pollutants transform local impacts into regional and global ones, ignoring political boundaries and eco­ nomic differences. Environmental consequences of anthropogenic activities often are detectable at the ecosystem level. Thus, the challenge of ecosystem science, and to the individuals who practice it, is to develop a comprehensive understanding of ecosystem function in the past and at present, and to apply such understanding toward minimizing future insults to the local, regional, and global environment.

Keywords

Ecology Geochemistry Groundwater ecosystem environment nutrient cycling vegetation wetland

Editors and affiliations

  • Jiří Černý
    • 1
  • Martin Novák
    • 1
  • Tomáš Pačes
    • 1
  • R. Kelman Wieder
    • 2
  1. 1.Czech Geological SurveyPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Villanova UniversityVillanovaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-0261-2
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4115-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0261-2
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