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Cultural ecosystem services of mountain regions: Modelling the aesthetic value
Mountain regions meet an increasing demand for pleasant landscapes, offering many cultural ecosystem services to both their residents and tourists. As a result of global change, land managers and policy makers are faced ...
Agricultural landscapes between intensification and abandonment: the expectations of the public in a Central-Alpine cross-border region
The aim of this study is to find out what locals and tourists in a Central-Alpine, multilingual cross-border region expect from an Alpine landscape, with a special focus on agriculture. Using a standardised questionnaire, ...
Down to future: Transplanted mountain meadows react with increasing phytomass or shifting species composition
Manipulative approaches under natural conditions are fundamental for understanding impacts of climate warming on grassland (agro-) ecosystems. In this paper we present 3 years of data from two simultaneously conducted ...
Identifying and mapping the tourists' perception of cultural ecosystem services: A case study from an Alpine region
Landscapes provide an array of services to society, from the provision of food and material, to the provision of cultural ecosystem services such as recreation, aesthetics or spirituality. Studies on cultural ecosystem ...
Der Franziszeische Kataster – eine wichtige Grundlage zur Beantwortung ökologischer Fragestellungen
(Institut für Österreichkunde, 2018)
Are interest groups different in the factors determining landscape preferences?
In the last decades, rural landscape in Europe has evolved from an agricultural by-product to an important public good. This development creates not only new challenges to farming practices, it also makes participation and ...
Community specific hydraulic conductance potential of soil water decomposed for two Alpine grasslands by small-scale lysimetry
For central Europe in addition to rising temperatures an increasing variability in precipitation is predicted. This will increase the probability of drought periods in the Alps, where water supply has been sufficient in ...
Ökosystemleistungen in den Alpen
Das Konzept der Ökosystemleistungen wird nicht nur in wissenschaftlichen Kreisen weltweit intensiv diskutiert, sondern entwickelt sich zunehmend zu einem natur- und umweltschutzpolitischen Instrument. Die Erfassung und ...
Exploring socio-cultural perceptions of ecosystem service categories: The influence of socio-demographic factors and landscape type
The socio-cultural assessment of ecosystem services has been proposed as a promising tool for eliciting people’s preferences towards ecosystem services. Despite an increasing integration of the socio-cultural perspective ...
Determining the drivers for snow gliding
Snow gliding is a key factor for snow-glide avalanche formation and soil erosion. This study considers atmospheric and snow variables, vegetation characteristics, and soil properties and determines their relevance for snow ...