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Leuschner, Christoph

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Works: 164 works in 317 publications in 2 languages and 2,321 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Christoph Leuschner
Vegetation ecology of Central Europe by Christoph Leuschner( )

21 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a comprehensive handbook in two volumes covering the heart of the continent, including Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Based on a thorough literature review with 5500 cited references and illustrated with nearly 1000 informative figures and tables, all vegetation types of this region are analysed in terms of their climatic and edaphic influences, the structure and dynamics of their communities, the ecophysiological constitution of the main plant species, important aspects of ecosystem functioning, and recent conservation issues. This volume deals with all types of non-forest vegetation in Central Europe, from the mostly natural coastal, mire, freshwater and alpine formations to the broad array of man-made habitats including managed grasslands, heathlands and arable fields, as well as ruderal and urban ecosystems. A key topic is human impact, which has influenced and shaped these ecosystems over the last 7000 years. The 14 chapters are arranged in a sequence from the natural non-forest formations to the purely anthropogenic ones, starting with coastal ecosystems (Chapters 1 and 2 : salt marshes and dunes), followed by semi-aquatic ecosystems (Chapters 3 and 4 : mires and freshwater systems) and alpine and nival ecosystems (Chapter 5). The subsequent group of anthropogenic systems starts with heathlands (Chapter 6) and managed dry or mesic to wet grasslands (Chapters 7 and 8) and proceeds to the vegetation of heavy metal-rich soils (Chapter 9), ruderal wet or mesic to dry habitats (Chapters 10 and 11), ending up with the heavily disturbed vegetation (Chapters 12 and 13 : vegetation of arable land and urban areas). The summarising chapter (14) gives an overview of the most important plant communities of Central Europe
Progress in Botany Vol. 81 by Cánovas( )

6 editions published in 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With one volume each year, this series keeps scientists and advanced students informed of the latest developments and results in all areas of the plant sciences. The present volume includes reviews on plant physiology, biochemistry, genetics and genomics, forests, and ecosystems
Vegetation Mitteleuropas mit den Alpen in ökologischer, dynamischer und historischer Sicht 170 Tabellen by Heinz Ellenberg( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europa - Mitteleuropa - Vegetation - Wald - Kulturlandschaft - Gewässer
Klimawandel und Vegetation : eine globale Übersicht by Markus Hauck( )

6 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in German and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ECOLOGY OF CENTRAL EUROPEAN FORESTS : vegetation ecology of central europe, volume i by Christoph Leuschner( )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a comprehensive handbook in two volumes covering the heart of the continent, including Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Based on a thorough literature review with 5500 cited references and illustrated with nearly 1000 informative figures and tables, all vegetation types of this region are analysed in terms of the climatic and edaphic influences, the structure and dynamics of their communities, the ecophysiological constitution of the main plant species, important aspects of ecosystem functioning, and recent conservation issues. This volume deals with forest and scrub vegetation, be it natural or man-made, whilst Volume II is dedicated to the open habitats containing non-forest vegetation such as mires, grasslands, heaths, alpine habitats and urban vegetation. Chapters 1 and 2 of this volume present the climatic, geological and pedological characteristics of Central Europe and provide a short introduction to its phytogeography. Chapter 3 gives a concise overview of the pervasive impact of man on the ecosystems and landscapes of this region over the last 7000 years, referring to both forests and non-forest vegetation. General aspects of the ecology of Central European tree species and forests are summarised in Chapter 4, which also contains a brief review of recent anthropogenic stressors of forest ecosystems, notably over-use, climate change, and the atmospheric deposition of nitrogen and strong acids. Chapters 5, 6 and 7 deal with the broadleaved and coniferous forest communities not shaped by flooding or high water tables. Forest plantations are the topic of Chapter 8, followed by floodplain and swamp forests (Chapter 9), forest epiphytic vegetation (Chapter 10), and the scrub vegetation of forest edges and hedges (Chapter 11). The summarising chapter (12) gives an overview of the most important plant communities of Central Europe
Tropical rainforests and agroforests under global change : ecological and socio-economic valuations by Teja Tscharntke( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Tropical forest ecosystem responses to increasing nutrient availability( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecology of central european non-forest vegetation: coastal to alpine, natural to man-made habitats by Christoph Leuschner( )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a comprehensive handbook in two volumes covering the heart of the continent, including Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Based on a thorough literature review with 5500 cited references and illustrated with nearly 1000 informative figures and tables, all vegetation types of this region are analysed in terms of their climatic and edaphic influences, the structure and dynamics of their communities, the ecophysiological constitution of the main plant species, important aspects of ecosystem functioning, and recent conservation issues. This volume deals with all types of non-forest vegetation in Central Europe, from the mostly natural coastal, mire, freshwater and alpine formations to the broad array of man-made habitats including managed grasslands, heathlands and arable fields, as well as ruderal and urban ecosystems. A key topic is human impact, which has influenced and shaped these ecosystems over the last 7000 years. The 14 chapters are arranged in a sequence from the natural non-forest formations to the purely anthropogenic ones, starting with coastal ecosystems (Chapters 1 and 2: salt marshes and dunes), followed by semi-aquatic ecosystems (Chapters 3 and 4: mires and freshwater systems) and alpine and nival ecosystems (Chapter 5). The subsequent group of anthropogenic systems starts with heathlands (Chapter 6) and managed dry or mesic to wet grasslands (Chapters 7 and 8) and proceeds to the vegetation of heavy metal-rich soils (Chapter 9), ruderal wet or mesic to dry habitats (Chapters 10 and 11), ending up with the heavily disturbed vegetation (Chapters 12 and 13: vegetation of arable land and urban areas). The summarising chapter (14) gives an overview of the most important plant communities of Central Europe
Niederschlags-Interzeption aus ökologischer Sicht: Mikrometeorologische und physiologische Untersuchungen in krautigen Pflanzenbeständen by Christoph Leuschner( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Habitat ecology and long-term development of the macrophyte vegetation of north-west German streams and rivers since the 1950s by Kristina Steffen( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This PhD thesis deals with the habitat characterization and the long-term development over 60 years of the macrophyte vegetation of north-west German running waters in order to contribute to the knowledge about the ecology of aquatic macrophytes and make use of them as bioindicators. Seventy streams and rivers in the regions Ems-Hunte moraine, Lüneburg Heath, Aller lowlands, northern Harz foothills, base of the Weser-Leine uplands and eastern Holstein were investigated, the emphasis though is on the cross-regional scale. From the analysis of the composition and distribution of the macrophyt
Effects of tree species composition on fine root biomass and dynamics in the rhizosphere of deciduous tree stands in the Hainich National Park (Thuringia) by Andreas Jacob( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the past two decades, much research has focused on understanding the role of biodiversity for ecosystem functioning and the provision of ecosystem goods and services for humanity. While several experiments with artificial grasslands and herbaceous communities provided clear evidence for a positive relationship between plant species diversity and aboveground productivity in species-rich communities less is known as to whether these results also apply to natural or near-natural communities. Only few data exist on the biodiversity-productivity relation in natural and semi-natural forest
Fine root traits, belowground interactions and competition effects on the rhizosphere of Fagus sylvatica and Fraxinus excelsior saplings by Friderike Beyer( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and European ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) are common tree species in Central European forests and of high ecological as well as economic value. However, knowledge about the structure and function of the ecologically important fine root system of beech and ash and its impact on rhizosphere processes is scarce. Moreover, little is known about the direct intra- and interspecific belowground competition effects of these two species. This thesis presents results from different greenhouse experiments on the species-specific effects of beech and ash
Impoverishment of the arable flora of Central Germany during the past 50 years: a multiple-scale analysis by Stefan Meyer( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seit Beginn des Ackerbaus hat sich eine an die Kulturarten angepasste Ackerbegleitflora und -fauna entwickelt. Intensivierungsprozesse der landwirtschaftlichen Produktion führten in den letzten Jahrzehnten zu einer stetig voranschreitenden Umstrukturierung vieler Agrarlandschaften und einer Abnahme der Habitatdiversität. Diese Entwicklung war verbunden mit einem dramatischen Verlust der Artenvielfalt und einem drastischen Rückgang der Populationsgrößen von Segetalarten. Eine Reihe von Studien zeigt aber, dass eine artenreiche Segetalflora eine entscheidende Rolle bei der Erhaltung der Funkt
Response to disturbance and plant-animal interactions of grassland swards for chicken free-range husbandry by Laura Breitsameter( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the suitability of fourteen grassland plant species for establishing swards for free-range chicken husbandry. Nine grasses and five forbs which are known for their good performance in intensively managed grasslands and for their high tolerance towards frequent grazing and cutting, and to trampling were used. In a field experiment, we tested the tolerance of these plants to stocking with chickens. We hypothesized that the performance of the individual species would vary strongly, because the disturbance affected by chickens is particularly heavy a
The rhizosphere effects of Fagus sylvatica L. and Fraxinus excelsior L. saplings on greenhouse gas fluxes between soil and atmosphere by Ann-Catrin Fender( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tree species influence the soil through stemflow and throughfall water, leaf litter and the root system. Little is known about the effects of tree roots on the C and N dynamics of the soil and the gas exchange with the atmosphere. In the present study, the effects of European beech (Fagus sylvatica) and Common ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) saplings, as important European broad-leaved tree species, on C and N fluxes in the soil of a species-rich temperate forest were investigated under constant climatic conditions. The main objective was to identify root-induced changes in the greenhouse gas f
Quantitative imaging of water flow in soil and roots using neutron radiography and deuterated water by Mohsen Zarebanadkouki( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wo und wie schnell nehmen Wurzeln Wasser auf? Obwohl diese Frage in Pflanzen- und Bodenwissenschaften von großer Bedeutung ist, gibt es nur wenige experimentelle Daten darüber, an welcher Stelle der Wurzeln eine transpirierende Pflanze das Wasser aus dem Boden erhält. Die Antwort auf diese Frage erfordert direkte und in-situ Messungen des lokalen Wasserflusses in die Wurzel hinein. Ziel dieser Arbeit war es, eine neue Methode zu entwickeln und anzuwenden, um den lokalen Wasserfluss in unterschiedliche Segmente der Pflanzenwurzeln zu quantifizieren. Dabei wurde Neutronenradiographie eingese
Functional diversity of mycorrhizal fungi with regard to nutrient transfer by Kerttu Valtanen( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mycorrhizal associations of tree species are important drivers of plant belowground interactions. The main objective of this study was to investigate the contribution of mycorrhizal fungi on plant competition for nutrients. Another goal of the present study was to determine nutrient and carbon fluxes between trees, and soil food web via mycorrhizal fungi. The influence of interspecific interactions on N and P acquisition of ash (Fraxinus excelsior) and beech was analysed in nutrient limited conditions. Beech and ash saplings were grown in conspecific and heterospecific pairs and labelled wi
Respone of tree-ring width and regeneration in conifer forests of Mongolia to climate warming and land use by Khishigjargal Mookhor( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis presents research results from isolated larch forest islands at high altitude (ca. 2300 m a.s.l.) in the Altai Mountain, which are used for mobile livestock husbandry. In addition, investigations from the central Mongolian forest-steppe ecotone (Mt. Bogd Uul) are included. Mt Bogd Uul is an officially protected area since the 13th century. We were especially interested in the questions how climate warming and land use by the local herder populations influence the annual stem growth, stand structure, forest regeneration. Overall, the present investigations of the response of larc
Spatial variation of photosynthetic capacity of early-, mid-, or late-successional broad-leaved tree species in a temperate mixed forest by Nicole Legner( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forests are important not only as a habitat for animal and plant species, but also for economy, protection of soil, local recreation areas and they provide air-purification. Forests which were earlier almost solely monocultures are now more and more converted into mixed species stands. For this conversion it is important to get a deeper knowledge about the involved species. The photosynthetic capacity of a species is additionally needed for the up-scaling to canopy- or stand-level photosynthesis. We investigated the photosynthetic capacity of the five broad-leaved tree species Fraxinus excelsior, Acer pseudoplatanus, Carpinus betulus, Fagus sylvatica and Tilia cordata in the Hainich National Park, Thuringia. Additionally, we focused on the species ability to adapt to different light regimes and compared our findings with a literature compilation of European temperate broad-leaved tree species
Unraveling the causal links between ecosystem productivity measures and species richness using terrestrial ferns in Ecuador by Laura Inés Salazar Cotugno( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Este trabajo está enfocado en la relación entre la productividad y la riqueza de especies de helechos terrestres, y en la disponibilidad de nutrientes a través de un gradiente altitudinal en Ecuador. El trabajo de campo fue realizado durante tres años entre 2009 y 2011, el cual fue llevado a cabo en 8 niveles altitudinales entre 500m y 4000m en la Cordillera Oriental de los Andes ecuatorianos. Diversidad, biomasa, productividad y caracteres funcionales de las hojas de los helechos terrestres fueron estudiados en tres cuadrantes permanentes de 400m2 por cada elevación. Se reportaron un total
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Vegetation ecology of Central Europe Ecology of central european non-forest vegetation: coastal to alpine, natural to man-made habitats
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ECOLOGY OF CENTRAL EUROPEAN FORESTS : vegetation ecology of central europe, volume iTropical rainforests and agroforests under global change : ecological and socio-economic valuationsEcology of central european non-forest vegetation: coastal to alpine, natural to man-made habitats
Alternative Names
Christoph Leuschner deutscher Geobotaniker und Hochschullehrer

Christoph Leuschner Duits hoogleraar

Christoph Leuschner German university teacher

Christoph Leuschner profesor universitario alemán

Christoph Leuschner profesor universitariu alemán

Christoph Leuschner professeur d'université allemand

Christoph Leuschner professor académico alemão

Christoph Leuschner professor d'universitat alemany

Christoph Leuschner professore universitario tedesco

Christoph Leuschner tysk professor

Languages
English (80)

German (17)