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The Luxembourg Gutland Landscape, edited by A. M. Kooijman, L.H. Cammeraat, A.C. Seijmonsbergen

This book gathers older and current knowledge of the evolution and functioning of cuesta landscapes to provide a better understanding of the Luxembourgian landscape. The geological variety and tectonic setting of the area provide excellent opportunities to study landscape development, hydrology, geomorphological processes, soil formation, forest vegetation and interrelationships between them, which are characteristic of larger parts of Europe. The book is organized around four themes. The first addresses the development of the Luxembourgian cuesta landscape, covering geological evolution, lithology, geomorphological characteristics and hydrology, as well as the scientific history of research in this area. The second theme addresses aspects of the landscape’s geo-ecological- system functioning and development, including soils, nutrient availability, forest ecology and educational approaches to study geo-ecological systems, including old and modern mapping techniques. The third theme is related to biological and physico-chemical control of erosion processes, including the impact of (macro-)fauna, vegetation and substrate on soil erosion processes. The last theme discusses practical applications of the research findings
Table Of Contents
Chapter 1. Geological Evolution of Luxembourg and Its Cuesta Landscape -- Chapter 2. Historical Perspective of Dutch Geomorphological Research in the Gutland region in Luxembourg -- Chapter 3. Palynological Reconstruction of the Effects of Holocene Climatic Oscillations and Agricultural History on Soils and Landforms in Luxembourg -- Chapter 4. Contrasting Hydrologic Response in the Cuesta Landscapes of Luxembourg -- Chapter 5. Hybrid Geomorphological Mapping in the Cuesta Landscape of Luxembourg -- Chapter 6. Soils of the Luxembourg Lias Cuesta Landscape -- Chapter 7. Alternative Strategies for Nutrient Cycling in Acidic and Calcareous Forests in the Luxembourg Cuesta Landscape -- Chapter 8. Relationships Between Forest Vegetation, Parent Material and Soil Development in the Luxembourg Cuesta Landscape -- Chapter 9 -- Steinmergelkeuper Forest Soils in Luxembourg: Properties and Pedogenesis of Soils with an Abrupt Textural Contrast -- Chapter 10. Soil Animals and Litter Quality as Key Factors to Plant Species Richness, Topsoil Development and Hydrology in Forests on Decalcified Marl -- Chapter 11. Applications of Physiotope Mapping in the Cuesta Landscape of Luxembourg -- Chapter 12. Twenty Five Years of Life Lessons
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2018.
Physical Description
1 online resource (IX, 276 p. 142 illus., 104 illus. in color.)
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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