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Permafrost-related threats to alpine headwater lakes: evidence from integrating contemporary research
Degrading permafrost in periglacial environments can produce acid rock drainage (ARD) and cause severe ecological damage in areas underlain by sulfide-bearing bedrock. Comparative research design was used in the integrating ...
Linking viticultural climatic indices to grape phenology in the South Tyrolean Alps
Climate indices based on heat accumulation, e.g. the Winkler index, are widely used to define the climatic niches for vines. In this study, we investigate how a combined use of high-resolution (25 m) climate index maps and ...
Upward shifts in elevation – a winning strategy for mountain viticulture in the context of climate change?
The advent of global climate change has major impacts upon viticultural production. Changes in the spatial limits of wine production are already being observed around the globe; vineyards are now viable at higher elevations ...
Permafrost-related threats to alpine headwater lakes: insights from paleo-ecotoxicological studies
The exposure of fresh surfaces of sulfide-rich rocks to air and oxygenated water by retreating glaciers and degrading permafrost increases the oxidation of sulfide minerals, which is responsible for the generation of natural ...
Valorization of grassland management for the water supply in context with climate change
Increasing frequencies of droughts in the vegetation period are challenging for the agricultural management of mountain grassland. To analyse the impact of drought on different gradients of agricultural intensity and ...