Wetlands in Central Europe - Soil Organisms, Soil Ecological Processes and Trace Gas Emissions
Edited by Broll, Gabriele; Merbach, Wolfgang; Pfeiffer, Eva-Maria
Wetlands are very sensitive ecosystems, functioning as habitat for many organisms.
Protection and regeneration of wetlands are of great importance in ecological research
and in nature conservation. A great amount of research has been done on the hydrology,
plants and animals in wetlands. Knowledge on soil organisms and soil ecological processes of
wetlands is still lacking. This knowledge is highly needed for landscape planning purposes or
climate change predictions. For climate change, trace gas emissions from wetlands are of
great interest. The authors provide an overview of state-of-the-art on soil ecology of wetlands.
The book is divided in the following main chapters: "Wetlands as habitats for soil organisms",
"Soil ecological processes in fens and floodplains", "Carbon and nitrogen dynamics in soils
with different water regimes" and "Trace gas emissions".
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Hardcover XVII, 244 pp 64 figs, 59 tabs ISBN 9783540434740
: carbon cycle
: nitrogen cycle
: soil science
: water science