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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 ...
Taxonomic, nomenclatural and chorological reports on Carex (Cyperaceae) in the Neotropics
We present relevant data about the taxonomy, nomenclature, and chorology of nine species of the genus Carex from the Neotropics. We provide two new records for the South American continent, one of them an introduced species ...
Der Franziszeische Kataster – eine wichtige Grundlage zur Beantwortung ökologischer Fragestellungen
(Institut für Österreichkunde, 2018)
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 ...
Advancing Precipitation Estimation and Streamflow Simulations in Complex Terrain with X-Band Dual-Polarization Radar Observations
In mountain basins, the use of long-range operational weather radars is often associated with poor quantitative precipitation estimation due to a number of challenges posed by the complexity of terrain. As a result, the ...
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 ...
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 ...