Ecosystem services, biodiversity and environmental change in a tropical mountain ecosystem of south Ecuador
- Berlin ; New York : Springer, 
- Physical description
- xii, 440 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
- Ecological studies v. 221.
QH541 .E22 V.221
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- Bendix, Jörg.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Part I Introduction 1 The Study Area M. Richter, E. Beck, R. Rollenbeck, J. Bendix 2 Environmental Changes Affecting the Andes of Ecuador T. Peters, T. Drobnik, H. Meyer, M. Rankl, M. Richter, R. Rollenbeck, B. Thies, J. Bendix 3 The Challenges of Sustainable Development in the Podocarpus-El Condor Biosphere Reserve J. Barkmann, S. Eichhorn, B. Maza, F. v. Walter, R. Olschewski 4 The Concept of Ecosystem Services and its Application in the Research Unit RU 816 J. Barkmann, B.M. Hillmann, R. Marggraf Part II Current Situation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services 5 Landscape History, Vegetation History and Past Human Impacts F. Rodriguez, A. Brauning, A. Gerique, H. Behling, F. Volland 6 Past Dynamics of Speciation in Andean Mountain Rainforests K. Fiedler, P. Strutzenberger 7 Diversity in Soil Fungi and Invertebrates M.C. Rillig, T. Camenzind, J. Gawlik, I. Haug, V. Krashevska, M. Maraun, D. Sandmann, S. Scheu 8 Plant Diversity and its Relevance for the Provision of Ecosystem Services J. Homeier, F.A. Werner, J. Gawlik, T. Peters, K.-H. J. Diertl, M. Richter 9 Supporting, Regulating and Provisioning Hydrological Services L. Breuer, D. Windhorst, A. Fries, W. Wilcke 10 The Carbon Balance of Tropical Mountain Forests Along an Altitudinal Transect C. Leuschner, A. Zach, G. Moser, J. Homeier, S. Graefe, D. Hertel, B. Wittich, N. Soethe, S. Iost, M. Roderstein, V. Horna, K. Wolf 11 Current Regulating and Supporting Services: Nutrient Cycles W. Wilcke, J. Boy, U. Hamer, K. Potthast, R. Rollenbeck, C. Valarezo 12 Natural Landslides which impact Current Regulating Services: Environmental Preconditions and Modelling J. Bendix, C. Dislich, A. Huth, B. Huwe, M. Liess, B. Schroder, B. Thies, P. Vorpahl, J. Wagemann, W. Wilcke 13 Conservation, Management of Natural Forests and Reforestation of Pastures to Retain and Restore Current Provisioning Services M. Weber, B. Stimm, M.F. Lopez, A. Gerique, P. Pohle, P. Hildebrandt, T. Knoke, X. Palomeque, B. Calvas, S. Gunter, N. Aguirre, D. Kubler 14 Mycorrhiza Networks Promote Biodiversity and Stabilize the Tropical Mountain Rain Forest Ecosystem - Perspectives for Understanding Complex Communities I. Kottke, S. Setaro, I. Haug, P. Herrera, D. Cruz, A. Fries, J. Gawlik, J. Homeier, F. Werner, A. Gerique, J.P. Suarez 15 Current Provisioning Services: Pasture Development and Use, Weeds (Bracken) and Management K. Roos, J. Bendix, G. Curatola, J. Gawlik, A. Gerique, U. Hamer, P. Hildebrandt, T. Knoke, H. Meyer, P. Pohle, K. Potthast, B. Thies, A. Tischer, E. Beck 16 Current Provisioning Ecosystem Services for the Local Population: Landscape Transformation, Land Use, and Plant Use P. Pohle, A. Gerique, M.F. Lopez, R. Spohner 17 Sustainable Agriculture and Conservation Payments are Key Factors in Mitigating Tropical Forest Loss B. Calvas, T. Knoke, L.M. Castro, P. Hildebrandt, M. Weber, B. Stimm, R. Mosandl, S. Gunter, N. Aguirre Part III Future Environmental Changes and their Impacts on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services 18 Climate Change Effects on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning F.A. Werner, N. Jantz, V. Krashevska, T. Peters, H. Behling, M. Maraun, S. Scheu, G. Brehm 19 Global Climate Change Impacts on Local Climate and Hydrology L. Breuer, J.-F. Exbrayat, I. Plesca, W. Buytaert, T. Ehmann, T. Peters, E. Timbe, K. Trachte, D. Windhorst 20 Impacts of Local Land-Use Change on Climate and Hydrology D. Windhorst, B. Silva, T. Peters, H. Meyer, B. Thies, J. Bendix, H.-G. Frede, L. Breuer 21 Current and Future Variations of Nutrient Depositions and Influences on Tree Growth R. Rollenbeck, I. Otte, P. Fabian, W. Wilcke, D. Pucha Cofrep, A. Brauning, J. Bendix 22 Nutrient Additions Affecting Matter Turnover in Forest and Pasture Ecosystems U. Hamer, K. Potthast, W. Wilcke, H. Wullaert, C. Valarezo, D. Sandmann, M. Maraun, S. Scheu, J. Homeier 23 Effects of Nutrient Addition on the Productivity of Montane Forests and Implications for the Carbon Cycle J. Homeier, C. Leuschner, A. Brauning, N.L. Cumbicus, D. Hertel, G.O. Martinson, S. Spannl, E. Veldkamp 24 Climate Change and its Impact on Current and Future Vegetation Dynamics and Carbon Cycling B. Silva, C. Dislich, I. Voss, K. Roos, R. Scheibe, P. Vorpahl, B. Schroder, A. Huth, E. Beck, J. Bendix 25 Sustainable Use of Tropical Forests: A Plea for a Landscape View T. Knoke, B. Calvas, P. Hildebrandt, M. Weber, B. Stimm, S. Gunter, N. Aguirre, R. Mosandl 26 Future Provisioning Services: Repasturisation of Abandoned Pastures, Problems and Pasture Management E. Beck, J. Bendix, B. Silva, R. Rollenbeck, L. Lehnert, U. Hamer, K. Potthast, A. Tischer, K. Roos Part IV Synopsis 27 Towards a Sustainable Land Use Portfolio E. Beck, J. Bendix 28 Knowledge Transfer for Conservation and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources - a Case Study from Southern Ecuador S. Gunter, B. Calvas, T. Lotz, J. Bendix, R. Mosandl 29 The Role of Biodiversity Research for the Local Scientific Community P. Pohle, M.F. Lopez, E. Beck, J. Bendix.
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- Publisher's Summary
- An interdisciplinary research unit consisting of 30 teams in the natural, economic and social sciences analyzed biodiversity and ecosystem services of a mountain rainforest ecosystem in the hotspot of the tropical Andes, with special reference to past, current and future environmental changes. The group assessed ecosystem services using data from ecological field and scenario-driven model experiments, and with the help of comparative field surveys of the natural forest and its anthropogenic replacement system for agriculture. The book offers insights into the impacts of environmental change on various service categories mentioned in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2005): cultural, regulating, supporting and provisioning ecosystem services. Examples focus on biodiversity of plants and animals including trophic networks, and abiotic/biotic parameters such as soils, regional climate, water, nutrient and sediment cycles. The types of threats considered include land use and climate changes, as well as atmospheric fertilization. In terms of regulating and provisioning services, the emphasis is primarily on water regulation and supply as well as climate regulation and carbon sequestration. With regard to provisioning services, the synthesis of the book provides science-based recommendations for a sustainable land use portfolio including several options such as forestry, pasture management and the practices of indigenous peoples. In closing, the authors show how they integrated the local society by pursuing capacity building in compliance with the CBD-ABS (Convention on Biological Diversity - Access and Benefit Sharing), in the form of education and knowledge transfer for application.
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- Mountain ecology > Ecuador.
- Rain forest ecology > Ecuador.
- Biodiversity > Ecuador.
- Ecosystem services > Ecuador.
- Climatic changes > Environmental aspects > Ecuador.
- Mountain biodiversity conservation > Ecuador.
- Forest conservation > Ecuador.
- Biodiversity conservation > Andes Region.
- Climatic changes > Environmental aspects > Andes Region.
- Publication date
- Jörg Bendix [and six others], editors.
- Ecological studies, 0070-8356 ; vol. 221