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Fens and Bogs in the Netherlands : Vegetation, History, Nutrient Dynamics and Conservation - J. T. A. Verhoeven

Fens and Bogs in the Netherlands

Vegetation, History, Nutrient Dynamics and Conservation

By: J. T. A. Verhoeven (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1992
ISBN: 9780792313878
Number Of Pages: 491

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Peatlands are fascinating ecosystems. They are Boudewijn Beltman, Jon den Held, Harm Piek, inhabited by a wealth of especially adapted plant Drs. Niek van Heijst, Drs. Hermien van Sloch­ species, such as peat mosses, insectivorous teren and Dr. Taeke Stol, who participated in plants, and nitrogen-fixing shrubs. They also the early stages of the process. The help of Drs. have a 'memory' often going back thousands of G. J. Baayens in the correction of chapter 5 is years, recorded in the layers of plant remains gratefully acknowledged. accumulated underneath the present plant cover. Chapters 6 and 7 have been supported by the Many peatlands are relatively low-productive foundation 'Oecologia Trajectina', Utrecht, by and species-rich, and show vegetational gradients supplying grants made available by the 'Prins related to water chemistry. Bernhard Fonds', Amsterdam and the 'Beij­ Peatlands have long been recognized for many erinck-Popping Fonds', Amsterdam. I am indeb­ values. The most conspicuous values appreciated ted to Marjolein Smithuizen and Dick Smit of for the Dutch mires were probably the great the Illustration division of the faculty of Biology, potential of the large nutrient stores in peat soils University of Utrecht, for the large number of for agricultural purposes, and the high calorific drawings they produced for the book. Gerrie value of peat when used as a fuel. These values Bransen helped with the printing of the final have led to large-scale exploitation and destruc­ versions of the various chapters.

Introductionp. 1
Holocene peat formation in the lower parts of the Netherlandsp. 7
Climatological, stratigraphic and palaeo-ecological aspects of mire developmentp. 81
Draining-digging-dredging; the creation of a new landscape in the peat areas of the low countriesp. 131
Plant communities and synecology of bogs and heath pools in the Netherlandsp. 173
Types of terrestrializing fen vegetation in the Netherlandsp. 237
Terrestrializing fen vegetation in former turbaries in the Netherlandsp. 323
Carr vegetation: plant communities and succession of the dominant tree speciesp. 361
Nutrient dynamics in mires of various trophic status: nutrient inputs and outputs and the internal nutrient cyclep. 397
Conservation and management of bog and fen reserves in the Netherlandsp. 433
List of contributorsp. 479
Indexp. 481
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ISBN: 9780792313878
ISBN-10: 0792313879
Series: Geobotany
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 491
Published: 30th June 1992
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 1.08