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Historical Irrigated Meadows at the River Queich, Rhineland-Palatinate

Alt, Martin and Buhk, Constanze and Diehl, Dörte and Gerlach, Rebekka and Rudolph, Isabell and Schirmel, Jens and Theissinger, Kathrin and Schaumann, Gabriele E. (2013) Historical Irrigated Meadows at the River Queich, Rhineland-Palatinate. In: DBG- Jahrestagung 2013, 07.-12. September 2013, Rostock.

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Abstract

For centuries the meadows at the river Queich in southern Rhineland-Palatinate were irrigated to enhance the quantity and quality of hay. With the introduction of fertili-zers irrigation was stopped in most areas but partly reactivated within the last few years. Today we find a small-scaled mosaic of (non-) irrigated and (un-) fertilized meadows. The Institute for Environmental Sciences Landau at the University of Koblenz - Landau conducts interdisciplinary research on the meadows to investigate the effects of irrigation and the interactions between the involved terrestrial and aquatic systems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Contribution to "Reports of the DBG")
Uncontrolled Keywords: meadows, irrigation, soil, biodiversity, Rhineland-Palatinate, interdisciplinary research, environmental sciences
Divisions: Kommissionen > Kommission III: Bodenbiologie und Bodenökologie
Depositing User: Martin Alt
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2013 13:12
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2013 13:12
URI: http://eprints.dbges.de/id/eprint/995

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