10. Vegetation and Ecosystem

  1. Eddy van der Maarel2 and
  2. Janet Franklin3
  1. Christoph Leuschner

Published Online: 25 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118452592.ch10

Vegetation Ecology, Second Edition

Vegetation Ecology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Leuschner, C. (2013) Vegetation and Ecosystem, in Vegetation Ecology, Second Edition (eds E. van der Maarel and J. Franklin), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118452592.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Community and Conservation Ecology Group, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

  2. 3

    School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Arizona, United States

Author Information

  1. University of Göttingen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 7 JAN 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444338881

Online ISBN: 9781118452592



  • ecosystem;
  • trophic structure;
  • energy flow;
  • gross primary productivity;
  • net primary productivity;
  • secondary productivity;
  • carbon cycle;
  • nitrogen cycle;
  • phosphorus cycle;
  • water cycle


This chapter covers vegetation and ecosystems, with sections on energy flow, trophic structure, and biogeochemical cycles, including carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and water cycles.