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Assessment of climate change effects on mountain ecosystems through a cross-site analysis in the Alps and Apennines
Mountain ecosystems are sensitive and reliable indicators of climate change. Long-term studies may be extremely useful in assessing the responses of high-elevation ecosystems to climate change and other anthropogenic drivers ...
Rock glaciers in crystalline catchments: Hidden permafrost-related threats to alpine headwater lakes
A global warming-induced transition from glacial to periglacial processes has been identified in mountainous regions around the world. Degrading permafrost in pristine periglacial environments can produce acid rock drainage ...
Der Franziszeische Kataster – eine wichtige Grundlage zur Beantwortung ökologischer Fragestellungen
(Institut für Österreichkunde, 2018)
Effects of changing climate on european stream invertebrate communities: a long-term data analysis
Long-term observations on riverine benthic invertebrate communities enable assessments of the potential impacts of global change on stream ecosystems. Besides increasing average temperatures, many studies predict greater ...
Water stress limits transpiration and growth of European larch up to the lower subalpine belt in an inner-alpine dry
* Climate change will further constrain water availability in dry inner‐alpine environments and affect water relations and growth conditions in mountain forests, including the widespread larch forests. * To estimate the ...
Symbolic species as a cultural ecosystem service in the European Alps: insights and open issues
Purpose Symbolic plants and animals are recognised as a cultural ecosystem service (CES), which is still underrepresented in ecosystem services assessments. Thus, this study aims at identifying and mapping important ...
Indigenous livestock breeds as indicators for cultural ecosystem services: A spatial analysis within the Alpine Space
Great changes have occurred in livestock management in recent decades that have been due to increased specialization and mechanization. In combination with a strong focus on high-yielding breeds and breeds that mainly offer ...
Flowering Farmland Competitions in Europe: History, facts and potential interactions with agri-environmental measures
Flowering Farmland Competitions (FFLCs) are becoming more and more prominent, especially in Europe. By conducting a survey among organisers and by searching the internet we are able to give a historical and spatial overview ...
Plant functional trait change across a warming tundra biome
The tundra is warming more rapidly than any other biome on Earth, and the potential ramifications are far-reaching because of global feedback effects between vegetation and climate. A better understanding of how environmental ...
Revealing spatial and temporal patterns of outdoor recreation in the European Alps and their surroundings
Outdoor recreation contributes vitally to human well-being, but spatio-temporal mapping on large scales of this ecosystem service is rarely addressed in a comprehensive manner. In this study, we aim to map recreation supply, ...