(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Initial ecosystem processes as key factors of landscape development - A review

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RAAB T. (1) ; KRÜMMELBEIN J. (1) ; SCHNEIDER A. (1) ; GERWIN W. (2) ; MAURER T. (2) ; NAETH M.A. (3) ;
(1) Brandenburg Univ. of Technology, Fac. of Environmental Sciences and Process Engineering, Chair of Geopedology and Landscape Development, Cottbus, ALLEMAGNE
(2) Brandenburg Univ. of Technology, Research Center Landscape Development and Mining Landscapes, Cottbus, ALLEMAGNE
(3) Univ. of Alberta, Dep. of Renewable Resources, Edmonton, CANADA


The AA. discuss ideas that emerged from the fourth Meeting of Young Researchers in Earth Sciences (MYRES IV) held at the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus in 2010 (www.myres.org), which focused on the overarching question : what are the evolutionary constraints and pathways that govern development of spatiotemporal patterns in ecosystem process and structure? This paper presents a review of the most important aspects of initial ecosystem processes as key factors of landscape development. Subsequent sections deal with specific geomorphic, pedogenic, and biotic processes of initial ecosystem evolution. Emphasis was placed on the discussion of potential feedbacks among these process groups


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 33, no4 [pp. 305-343]

Bibliographic references : 15 p.

Collation : 5 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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