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  • Fluxes of Carbon, Water and Energy of European Forests

    Fluxes of Carbon, Water and Energy of European Forests

    This is a synthesis of several studies on fluxes of carbon, water and energy conducted in a range of European forests encompassing different climates, soils and biomes. The volume covers methodological issues, particularly the eddy covariance technique describing its limitations and practical use. Further, major insights in ecosystem processes gained through investigations in evergreen coniferous, mediterranean and broad-leaved forests are ...

  • Microwave Dielectric Behaviour of Wet Soils

    Microwave Dielectric Behaviour of Wet Soils

    This book is written primarily with the requirements of interdisciplinary researchers in mind and as a reference book for postgraduate students. This book, broadly divided into two portions, is aimed at agriculture and soil physicists and those working in the areas of remote sensing.The first portion, comprising four chapters, deals with the physical and dielectric properties of soils, methods of soil dielectric measurements using microwaves, an

  • Microwave Radiometry of Vegetation Canopies

    Microwave Radiometry of Vegetation Canopies

    Research into microwave radiation from the Earth’s surface in the presence of vegetation canopies, as well as the development of algorithms for retrieval of soil and vegetation parameters from microwave radiometric measurements, have been actively conducted for the last thirty years by many scientific groups and organizations all over the world. The capability of the microwave radiometric method to determine soil moisture and vegetation ...

  • Minerals as Advanced Materials I

    Minerals as Advanced Materials I

    This book represents a collection of papers presented at the 1st International workshop ‘Minerals as Advanced Materials I’ planned as an exchange of ideas between mineralogists and material scientists. The basic idea of the workshop was to identify minerals and mineral objects that have or potentially have unique physical, chemical and structural properties that are of interest from the viewpoint of applied mineralogy and material science. The ...

  • Modelling water and nutrient dynamics in soil-crop systems

    Modelling water and nutrient dynamics in soil-crop systems

    Soil-crop-atmosphere interactions play a central role in the multiple functions of rural landscapes. Agro-ecosystem models are increasingly used to support decision making on different scales towards sustainable land use and management.This is accompanied by a demand of model users for model validation to get an idea about the reliability of models. This book contains articles from a workshop on "Modelling water and nutrient dynamics in ...

  • Phenology of Ecosystem Processes

    Phenology of Ecosystem Processes

    Terrestrial carbon balance is uncertain at the regional and global scale. A significant source of variability in mid-latitude ecosystems is related to the timing and duration of phenological phases. Spring phenology, in particular, has disproportionate effects on the annual carbon balance. However, the traditional phenological indices that are based on leaf-out and flowering times of select indicator species are not universally amenable for ...

  • Sustainable Forest Management

    Sustainable Forest Management

    There is a strong movement towards uneven-aged forest management based on the idea that such stands increase or at least maintain soil fertility, increase biodiversity, and improve stand resilience. This shift in forest management practice renders existing yield tables increasingly unreliable. Among potential alternatives are tree growth models, because they predict the growth of each tree within a forest stand. This book summarizes three years ...

  • The Fish Production Potential of the Baltic Sea

    The Fish Production Potential of the Baltic Sea

    It presents a new approach to set fish quota based on holistic ecosystem modeling (the CoastWeb-model) and also a plan to optimize a sustainable management of the Baltic Sea including a cost-benefit analysis. This plan accounts for the production of prey and predatory fish under different environmental conditions, professional fishing, recreational fishing and fish cage farm production plus an analysis of associated economic values. Several ...

  • Algae and their Biotechnological Potential

    Algae and their Biotechnological Potential

    Algae are important organisms that include seaweeds and a number of single-celled and multicellular microscopic forms. Algae are ubiquitous; they inhabit almost everywhere including oceans, freshwater bodies, rocks, soils, and trees. Man's uses of algae may date back to ancient times. In recent decades, there has been renewed interest in the utilization of algae as sources of health food and high-value chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and ...

  • An Introduction to Agroforestry

    An Introduction to Agroforestry

    This college-level textbook summarizes the state of current knowledge in the rapidly expanding field of agroforestry. The book, organized into 25 chapters in six sections, reviews the developments in agroforestry during the past 15 years and describes the accomplishments in the application of biophysical (plant and soil related) and socioeconomic sciences to agroforestry. Although the major focus of the book is on the tropics, where the ...

  • An Introduction to Agroforestry

    An Introduction to Agroforestry

    This college-level textbook summarizes the state of current knowledge in the rapidly expanding field of agroforestry. The book, organized into 25 chapters in six sections, reviews the developments in agroforestry during the past 15 years and describes the accomplishments in the application of biophysical (plant and soil related) and socioeconomic sciences to agroforestry. Although the major focus of the book is on the tropics, where the ...

  • Belowground Responses to Rising Atmospheric CO2: Implications for Plants, Soil Biota, and Ecosystem Processes

    Belowground Responses to Rising Atmospheric CO2: Implications for Plants, Soil Biota, and Ecosystem Processes

    As atmospheric CO2 increases there will almost certainly be alterations in soil carbon fluxes. It is likely that such alterations will be accompanied by changes in the partitioning of carbon between organic structures and to soil processes. These changes have the potential for further altering the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems. While there has been increasing recognition of the importance of soil-mediated responses to ...

  • CO2 and Biosphere

    CO2 and Biosphere

    An international workshop on 'CO2 and Biosphere' was held in Wageningen, the Netherlands on 15-19 November 1991 as part of the activities of the CO2 Commission of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research: this volume includes 32 papers presented at the workshop. The CO2 Commission stimulates and coordinates a broad range of research projects related to the greenhouse effect. This is reflected in the scope of papers presented, ...

  • Ethylene

    Ethylene

    This revolutionary book examines the biochemistry of endogenous ethylene biosynthesis and its role in the physiology of higher plants. Never before has such comprehensive attention been given to soil microbiota and their potential exogenous source of ethylene. This book provides chapters examining ethylene as a hormone, its role in plant physiology, sources and factors affecting microbial production of ethylene, and biochemistry of ethylene ...

  • Plant-Induced Soil Changes: Processes and Feedbacks

    Plant-Induced Soil Changes: Processes and Feedbacks

    This book by soil scientists and ecologists reviews how and why plants influence soils. Topics include effects on mineral weathering, soil structure, and soil organic matter and nutrient dynamics, case studies of soil-plant interactions in specific biomes and of secondary chemicals influencing nutrient cycling, the rhizosphere, and potential evolutionary consequences of plant-induced soil changes. This is the first volume that specifically ...