The Breakdown and Restoration of Ecosystems: Proceedings of the Conference on the Rehabilitation of Severely Damaged Land and Freshwater Ecosystems

The Breakdown and Restoration of Ecosystems: Proceedings of the Conference on the Rehabilitation of Severely Damaged Land and Freshwater Ecosystems

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ISBN-13: 9781461340140
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 12/06/2011
Series: Nato Conference Series , #3
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1978
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Nato and Science.- I. Basic Ecological Principles.- 1. Factors Controlling the Stability and Breakdown of Ecosystems.- Discussion, Paper 1.- 2. Critical Areas for Maintaining Viable Populations of Species.- Discussion, Paper 2.- Study Group, Paper 2.- 3. Models and the Formulation and Testing of Hypotheses in Grazing Land Ecosystem Management.- 4. General Principles for Ecosystem Definition and Modelling.- Discussion, Papers 3 and 4.- 5. A Systems Approach to the Role of Nutrients in Controlling Rehabilitation of Terrestrial Ecosystems.- Discussion, Paper 5.- II: The Degradation of Land and Freshwater Ecosystems in Temperate Lands.- Opening Remarks by Session Chairman: An Approach to Ecosystem Degradation.- E. Sukopp.- 6. Prehistoric Man’s Impact on Environments in North West Europe.- Discussion, Paper 6.- 7. The Degradation of Icelandic Ecosystems.- Discussion, Paper 7.- 8. The Degradation of Biogeocenoses in the Mediterranean Region.- Discussion, Paper 8.- 9. The Degradation of Ecosystems in the Rhine.- Discussion, Paper 9.- 10. The Role of Fire in the Degradation of Ecosystems.- Discussion, Paper 10.- III: The Restoration of Degraded Ecosystems.- Opening Remarks by Session Chairman.- A: The Restoration of the Soil.- 11. The Restoration of Soil Productivity.- Discussion, Paper 11.- 12. Soil Conservation in Iceland.- Discussion, Paper 12.- B: The Restoration of Vegetation and the Conservation of Plant Diversity.- 13. Erosion, Tree Growth, and Land Regeneration in Iceland.- Discussion, Paper 13.- 14. The Restoration of Vegetation on Derelict Land Produced by Industrial Activity.- Discussion, Paper 14.- 15. Forestry in the Federal Republic of Germany, with Particular Reference to the Rehabilita¬tion of Forest Ecosystems.- Discussion, Paper 15.- 16. Plant Genetic Resource Conservation and Ecosystem Rehabilitation.- Discussion, Paper 16.- C: The Role of Predators in Terrestrial Ecosystems.- 17. The Role of Predators in Ecosystem Management.- Discussion, Paper 17.- D: The Restoration and Management of Freshwater Ecosystems.- 18. The Restoration of Freshwater Ecosystems in in Sweden.- Discussion, Paper 18.- 19. Some Ecological Implications of Freshwater Systems Restoration.- Discussion, Paper 19.- 20. Freshwater Fauna and Fish-Stocking Programmes in Iceland.- Discussion, Paper 20.- 21. The Rational Management of Hydrological Systems.- Discussion, Paper 21.- E: Patterns of Land Use.- 22. The Balance between Agriculture, Forestry, Urbanisation, and Conservation: Optimal Pattern of Land Use.- Discussion, Paper 22.- 23. Ecological Principles for Physical Planning.- Discussion, Paper 23.- 24. The Application of Ecological Knowledge to Land Use Planning.- IV: Final Discussion.- V. Conclusions.- List of Participants.

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