The Scientific Potential of Environmental Monitoring

  title={The Scientific Potential of Environmental Monitoring},
  author={Claus-G. Schimming and Sabine Augustin and Rolf Karez},
Over time environmental monitoring has produced an immense amount of data that was collected in order to assess environmental pollution impacts but also for ecological research. Although this research produced revelatory, valuable data and information on the structures and functions of ecosystems, amazingly few studies have focussed on the theoretical aspects of ecosystem evolution. This obviously is counter to the progress in the field of ecosystem theory and the provision of integrated… CONTINUE READING