Spatial Heterogeneity of Forest-Steppes
Erdos, Laszlo (editor)
Forest-steppes occupy a wide zone between Eurasian closed canopy forests and open steppes and feature a mosaic of woody and herbaceous vegetation. Due to the occurrence of structurally, compositionally, and environmentally strongly different habitats in close proximity, high spatial heterogeneity is one of the key characteristics of forest-steppe ecosystems. This volume presents ten contributions examining forest-steppe heterogeneity and its effects on environmental factors, plant communities, and animals.
Keywordscarbon cycling; natural stable isotope abundance; nitrogen cycling; soil organic matter; temperate grassland; drought tolerance; forest–steppe ecotone; hydraulic strategy; hydraulic trait; interspecific association; interspecific relationships; species co-occurrence; semiarid forests; duration curve; forest steppe; sensor network; spatio-temporal microclimate pattern; temperature–humidity data logger; vapour pressure deficit; pollen analysis; forest belt; forest-steppe ecotone; position migration; moisture change; shrub encroachment; spatial pattern; temperate savanna; ecosystem degradation; sandy grasslands; Danube-Tisza Interfluve; morphotaxonomy; abundance; community composition; decomposition; Shannon diversity; ecosystem service; Geotrupidae; grassland; indicator species; land use; Scarabaeidae; species richness; arthropod predation; connectivity; dummy caterpillar; ecosystem function; edge effect; forest-steppe; fragment size; kurgan; landscape-scale; seed predation; Festuca vaginata; Festuca pseudovaginata; Festuca wagneri; ecological values; pedological analysis; diversity; forest-steppes; sandy grassland; grazing-mowing; NDVI; Sentinel-2A
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2021
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