Plant Diversity and its Relevance for the Provision of Ecosystem Services

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Details zur Publikation

Autorinnen und Autoren: Homeier J, Werner F, Adams J, Peters T, Diertl KH, Richter M
Herausgeber: Jörg Bendix, Erwin Beck, Achim Bräuning, Franz Makeschin, Reinhard Mosandl, Stefan Scheu, Wolfgang Wilcke
Titel Sammelwerk: Ecosystem services, Biodiversity and Environmental Change in a Tropical Mountain Ecosystem of South Ecuador. Ecological Studies
Verlag: Springer Verlag
Verlagsort: Heidelberg
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2013
Titel der Reihe: Ecological Studies
Band: 221
Seitenbereich: 93-106
ISBN: 978-3-642-38137-9
Sprache: Englisch


Abstract


This chapter summarizes how plant species composition and richness in the Andean montane forests of southern Ecuador are driven by environmental heterogeneity. Natural vegetation dynamics of these highly diverse forests is dramatically affected by the current human land use practices with the consequence of an immense loss of species richness that most likely results in a drastic deterioration of ecosystem services on the landscape level. Basic knowledge about ecosystem functioning is still scarce for the region, and the study of plant functional traits should receive increasing attention, since these traits are the main attribute by which plants influence ecosystem functioning and thus ecosystem services.



FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Adams, Julia
Institut für Geographie
Peters, Thorsten Dr.
Institut für Geographie
Richter, Michael Prof. Dr.
Institut für Geographie


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Georg-August-Universität Göttingen


Zitierweisen

APA:
Homeier, J., Werner, F., Adams, J., Peters, T., Diertl, K.-H., & Richter, M. (2013). Plant Diversity and its Relevance for the Provision of Ecosystem Services. In Jörg Bendix, Erwin Beck, Achim Bräuning, Franz Makeschin, Reinhard Mosandl, Stefan Scheu, Wolfgang Wilcke (Eds.), Ecosystem services, Biodiversity and Environmental Change in a Tropical Mountain Ecosystem of South Ecuador. Ecological Studies (pp. 93-106). Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.

MLA:
Homeier, Jürgen, et al. "Plant Diversity and its Relevance for the Provision of Ecosystem Services." Ecosystem services, Biodiversity and Environmental Change in a Tropical Mountain Ecosystem of South Ecuador. Ecological Studies Ed. Jörg Bendix, Erwin Beck, Achim Bräuning, Franz Makeschin, Reinhard Mosandl, Stefan Scheu, Wolfgang Wilcke, Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, 2013. 93-106.

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