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By Frank Klötzli (auth.), C. A. Burga, A. Kratochwil (eds.)

This quantity encompasses a number of 14 articles facing diverse points of biomonitoring and their relation to questions of world switch. the 1st half issues basic facets of biomonitoring. the second one half provides examples of utilized biomonitoring in Germany and Switzerland (changes in species composition, phenologies, plants recovery, adjustments in soil stipulations, and heavy steel concentrations). The 3rd half offers with climate-related tracking experiences of arctic-alpine and temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere (mountain peaks and timberline ecotones of the Alps, unfold of unique evergreen broad-leaved crops, phytomass and carbon stability in Svalbard).

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In Figure 7, these are presented as circles. The trajectory formed by the arrows resembles a horse shoe, and the phenomenon is therefore known as horse-shoe effect. This is not a deficit of the ordination - as often believed - but the consequence of the bell-shaped response of species in natural systems. 0. ) C

It is the knowledge of regular stand fluctuations which initially permits the setting of limiting and comparative values, with which the (generally not continuously recorded) data of a monitoring program must be compared in order to distinguish between short-term fluctuations and long-term trends. , locations of animals. , botanical continuous sampling plots. The terms success and efficiency are outlined below. The economic term efficiency denotes the wise use of scarce factors. "If no resources are to be wasted, there must, according to the 'economic principle', be either a given set of goals with minimal costs, or otherwise a maximal degree of goal realization must be attained with a given level of expenditure" (Hampicke 1991).

Cf. condition control in Chapter "Condition ControlslStand Controf' and target-status quo comparison in Chapter "The Target-Status Quo Comparison" 52 M Labasch & A. Otte The differentiation into sectoral vs. synthetic, nominally/ordinally scaled vs. numerical, as well as typological vs. object-orientated evaluation procedures is not so easy to make as in the case of the previously named aspects (Table 2). For one thing, the decision as to whether or not the one or other procedure of the model method is appropriate is dependent on the individual case, while there are also transitional and mixed forms (Wiegleb 1997).

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