Search for dissertations about: "woody vegetation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 17 swedish dissertations containing the words woody vegetation.

  1. 1. Breaking the ice effects of ice formation and winter floods on vegetation along streams

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Lovisa Lind; Umeå universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; anchor ice; climate change; in-stream; riparian; river ice; streams; vegetation;

    Abstract : Streams in cold regions are characterized by unique hydrological processes that control flow regime and water levels. One of the most important processes is the formation, growth and melting of different types of ice in and around the stream channel during winter. READ MORE

  2. 2. Modelling the vegetation of the Earth

    University dissertation from Plant Ecology and Systematics, Lund University

    Author : Alex Haxeltine; [1996]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; fraction absorbed photosynthetically active radiation; photosynthesis; canopy conductance; plant functional types; leaf area index; net primary production; vegetation distribution; biome; terrestrial biosphere model; biogeography; climate change; Last Glacial Maximum; Plant ecology; Växtekologi;

    Abstract : This thesis describes the development and application of an equilibrium terrestrial biosphere model, BIOME3. The model simulates vegetation distribution and biogeochemistry, and couples vegetation distribution directly to biogeochemistry. READ MORE

  3. 3. Small biotopes in agricultural landscapes: importance for vascular plants and effects of management

    University dissertation from Lund University, Faculty of Science

    Author : Therese Irminger Street; [2015]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Small biotopes; incidental habitat; vascular plants; woody vegetation; grassland species; resource provisioning; species richness; habitat specificity; non-crop habitat; landscape complexity; heterogeneity; local management; agri-environment scheme;

    Abstract : As a consequence of agricultural intensification, large areas of non-crop habitat have been lost and farmland biodiversity has declined. Previous studies have shown that the extent of non-crop habitat influences farmland biodiversity, but the relative importance of different habitat types is less well known and the contribution of small incidental habitats to landscape-scale species richness is not fully understood. READ MORE

  4. 4. The role of vegetation dynamics in the control of atmospheric CO2 content

    University dissertation from Department of Ecology, Lund University

    Author : Stephen Sitch; [2000]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Atmospheric CO2 content; climate change; plant functional types; terrestrial biosphere model; DGVM; vegetation dynamics; land use; land cover change; Plant ecology; Växtekologi;

    Abstract : This thesis contains a description of the Lund-Potsdam-Jena Dynamic Global Vegetation Model (LPJ-DGVM) and its application to infer the role of vegetation dynamics on atmospheric CO2 content at different time-scales. The model combines vegetation dynamics and biogeochemistry in a modular framework. READ MORE

  5. 5. Plant colonization of oak plantations - the interactive effects of local environment and land-use history

    University dissertation from Department of Ecology, Lund University

    Author : Karin Valtinat; [2007]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Nitrogen mineralization; Phosphorus; Plant ecology; Växtekologi; Soil acidity; Seed sowing; Dispersal limitation; Species diversity; Indicator species analysis; Functional groups; Succession; Understory vegetation; Land-use history; Temperate forest;

    Abstract : In Europe, only small fragments of deciduous woodlands remain intact and species dependent on this ecosystem have declined. In southern Sweden, a shifting trend during the 20th century, with more afforestations on former arable land, resulted in new oak stands. These new stand are either on former arable fields or on continuously forested land. READ MORE