The Upper Bavarian Tertiary Uplands are a part of the Southern German Molasse Basin.
The Bavarian Tertiary Uplands cover a large area which is demarcated by the Danube to the north, the River Inn to the east and south-east, the Plain of Munich to the south, and the lower reaches of the River Lech to the west.
In many places the landscape is dominated by intensive agriculture, so that together with Bornhöved Lake District these Uplands represent agrarian ecosystems within the network of sampling areas selected by the Environmental Specimen Bank.
|Scheyern||Sub-area within an intensively cultivated agrarian landscape.|
|Common spruce||A major primary producer in semi-natural and anthropogenic affected ecosystems.|
|Beech||As the most dominant deciduous tree species in Central Europe, it plays a significant role in most nearly natural and also anthropogenically influenced forest ecosystems up to an altitude of 1100 m.|
|Roe deer, one-year-old||The roe deer is the most common of the larger herbivores (first order-consumer) to be found in the wild in Europe.|
|Earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris)||As an organism living at ground level, it is a major driver of the decomposition of organic material (e.g. plant litter).|
|Soil||Soil is livelihood and biosphere for humans, animals, plants and soil organisms. All the substances brought in are transported, transformed and/or accumulated in the soil.|
|Metals||Eighty percent of all elements on earth are metals|
|Nonmetals||Only eighteen elements in the periodic table|
|Chlorohydrocarbons||Group of organic compounds with at least one covalently bonded chlorine atom|
|Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons||Group of organic compounds with at least three condensed six-membered rings|
|Supplementary parameters||Additional information for the interpretation of contamination data|
2000 - 2012