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Bendix, Jörg

Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity and Environmental Change in a Tropical Mountain Ecosystem of South Ecuador

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Table of contents

Part I. Introduction

1. The Study Area
Michael Richter, Erwin Beck, Rütger Rollenbeck, Jörg Bendix

2. Environmental Changes Affecting the Andes of Ecuador
Thorsten Peters, Thomas Drobnik, Hanna Meyer, Melanie Rankl, Michael Richter, Rütger Rollenbeck, Boris Thies, Jörg Bendix

3. The Challenges of Sustainable Development in the Podocarpus-El Cóndor Biosphere Reserve
Jan Barkmann, Sofia Eichhorn, Byron Maza, Frank v. Walter, Roland Olschewski

4. The Research Unit RU 816: Overall Approach in the Light of the Ecosystem Services Concept
Jan Barkmann, Boris M. Hillmann, Rainer Marggraf

Part II. Current Situation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

5. Landscape History, Vegetation History, and Past Human Impacts
Fernando Rodriguez, Achim Bräuning, Andrés Gerique, Hermann Behling, Franziska Volland

6. Past Dynamics of Speciation in Andean Mountain Rainforests
Konrad Fiedler, Patrick Strutzenberger

7. Diversity in Soil Fungi, Protists, and Microarthropods
Matthias C. Rillig, Tessa Camenzind, Julia Gawlik, Ingeborg Haug, Valentyna Krashevska, Mark Maraun, Dorothee Sandmann, Stefan Scheu

8. Plant Diversity and Its Relevance for the Provision of Ecosystem Services
Jürgen Homeier, Florian A. Werner, Julia Gawlik, Thorsten Peters, Karl-Heinz J. Diertl, Michael Richter

9. Supporting, Regulating, and Provisioning Hydrological Services
Lutz Breuer, David Windhorst, Andreas Fries, Wolfgang Wilcke

10. The Carbon Balance of Tropical Mountain Forests Along an Altitudinal Transect
Christoph Leuschner, Alexandra Zach, Gerald Moser, Jürgen Homeier, Sophie Graefe, Dietrich Hertel, Bärbel Wittich, Nathalie Soethe, Susanne Iost, Marina Röderstein, Viviana Horna, Katrin Wolf

11. Current Regulating and Supporting Services: Nutrient Cycles
Wolfgang Wilcke, Jens Boy, Ute Hamer, Karin Potthast, Rütger Rollenbeck, Carlos Valarezo

12. Natural Landslides Which Impact Current Regulating Services: Environmental Preconditions and Modeling
Jörg Bendix, Claudia Dislich, Andreas Huth, Bernd Huwe, Mareike Ließ, Boris Schröder, Boris Thies, Peter Vorpahl, Julia Wagemann, Wolfgang Wilcke

13. Conservation, Management of Natural Forests and Reforestation of Pastures to Retain and Restore Current Provisioning Services
Michael Weber, Bernd Stimm, Maria Fernanda López, Andrés Gerique, Perdita Pohle, Patrick Hildebrandt, Thomas Knoke, Ximena Palomeque, Baltazar Calvas, Sven Günter, Nikolai Aguirre, Daniel Kübler

14. Mycorrhiza Networks Promote Biodiversity and Stabilize the Tropical Mountain Rain Forest Ecosystem: Perspectives for Understanding Complex Communities
Ingrid Kottke, Sabrina Setaro, Ingeborg Haug, Paulo Herrera, Dario Cruz, Andreas Fries, Julia Gawlik, Jürgen Homeier, Florian A. Werner, Andrés Gerique, Juan Pablo Suárez

15. Current Provisioning Services: Pasture Development and Use, Weeds (Bracken) and Management
Kristin Roos, Jörg Bendix, Giulia F. Curatola, Julia Gawlik, Andrés Gerique, Ute Hamer, Patrick Hildebrandt, Thomas Knoke, Hanna Meyer, Perdita Pohle, Karin Potthast, Boris Thies, Alexander Tischer, Erwin Beck

16. Current Provisioning Ecosystem Services for the Local Population: Landscape Transformation, Land Use, and Plant Use
Perdita Pohle, Andrés Gerique, Maria Fernanda López, Regine Spohner

17. Sustainable Agriculture and Conservation Payments Are Key Factors in Mitigating Tropical Forest Loss
Baltazar Calvas, Thomas Knoke, Luz Maria Castro, Patrick Hildebrandt, Michael Weber, Bernd Stimm, Reinhard Mosandl, Sven Günter, Nikolai Aguirre

Part III. Future Environmental Changes and Their Impacts on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

18. Climate Change: Effects on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
Florian A. Werner, Nele Jantz, Valentyna Krashevska, Thorsten Peters, Hermann Behling, Mark Maraun, Stefan Scheu, Gunnar Brehm

19. Global Climate Change Impacts on Local Climate and Hydrology
Lutz Breuer, Jean-François Exbrayat, Ina Plesca, Wouter Buytaert, Theresa Ehmann, Thorsten Peters, Edison Timbe, Katja Trachte, David Windhorst

20. Impacts of Local Land-Use Change on Climate and Hydrology
David Windhorst, Brenner Silva, Thorsten Peters, Hanna Meyer, Boris Thies, Jörg Bendix, Hans-Georg Frede, Lutz Breuer

21. Current and Future Variations of Nutrient Depositions and Influences on Tree Growth
Rütger Rollenbeck, Insa Otte, Peter Fabian, Wolfgang Wilcke, Darwin Pucha Cofrep, Achim Bräuning, Jörg Bendix

22. Nutrient Additions Affecting Matter Turnover in Forest and Pasture Ecosystems
Ute Hamer, Karin Potthast, Wolfgang Wilcke, Hans Wullaert, Carlos Valarezo, Dorothee Sandmann, Mark Maraun, Stefan Scheu, Jürgen Homeier

23. Effects of Nutrient Addition on the Productivity of Montane Forests and Implications for the Carbon Cycle
Jürgen Homeier, Christoph Leuschner, Achim Bräuning, Nixon L. Cumbicus, Dietrich Hertel, Guntars O. Martinson, Susanne Spannl, Edzo Veldkamp

24. Climate Change and Its Impact on Current and Future Vegetation Dynamics and Carbon Cycling
Brenner Silva, Claudia Dislich, Ingo Voss, Kristin Roos, Renate Scheibe, Peter Vorpahl, Boris Schröder, Andreas Huth, Erwin Beck, Jörg Bendix

25. Sustainable Use of Tropical Forests: A Plea for a Landscape View
Thomas Knoke, Baltazar Calvas, Patrick Hildebrandt, Michael Weber, Bernd Stimm, Sven Günter, Nikolai Aguirre, Reinhard Mosandl

26. Future Provisioning Services: Repasturisation of Abandoned Pastures, Problems, and Pasture Management
Erwin Beck, Jörg Bendix, Brenner Silva, Rütger Rollenbeck, Lukas Lehnert, Ute Hamer, Karin Potthast, Alexander Tischer, Kristin Roos

Part IV. Synopsis

27. Synopsis: Towards a Sustainable Land Use Portfolio
Erwin Beck, Jörg Bendix

28. Knowledge Transfer for Conservation and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources: A Case Study from Southern Ecuador
Sven Günter, Baltazar Calvas, Thomas Lotz, Jörg Bendix, Reinhard Mosandl

29. The Role of Biodiversity Research for the Local Scientific Community
Perdita Pohle, Maria Fernanda López, Erwin Beck, Jörg Bendix

Keywords: Life Sciences, Ecosystems, Sustainable Development, Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning, Climate Change, Environmental Management, Conservation Biology/Ecology

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Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2013
Language
en
Edition
2013
Series
Ecological Studies
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9783642381379

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