ecosystems (terrestrial)

Environmental Histories using the concept of ecosystems as systems of interrelated and interacting organisms and their physical environment (works from ecology, in particular landscape-, plant- and animal ecology); historical biodiversity research; environmental history using the concept of "agro-ecosystems"; ecological framework conditions and agricultural production.

The author stresses his investigations in horryfying cutting down the population of Common Quail Coturnix coturnix at Ljubljansko barje in Slovenia. He points out this ecosystem as one of the reares in Europe, including rare and endemical animal and plant species. He describes the population of Common Quail Coturnix coturnix and introduces the reasons of decreasing.

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