Donnerstag , 23 Mai 2019

Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Statistical Classification of Terrestrial and Marine Ecosystems for Environmental Planning

Environmental planning is an instrument for the operationalisation of the precautionary principle in environmental law and, to this end, must rely on maps depicting the spatial patterns of ecological attributes ofaquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and of environmental change effects, respectively. In this context, different mapping techniques are presented by example of three case studies covering terrestrial, coastal and marine environments. …

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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Treeline advance – driving processes and adverse factors

The general trend of climatically-driven treeline advance is modified by regional, local and temporal variations. Treelines will not advance in a closed front parallel to the shift of any isotherm to higher elevations and more northern latitudes. The effects of varying topography on site conditions and the after-effects of historical disturbances by natural and anthropogenic factors may override the effects …

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