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Ecosystem Services in mountain regions: experts’ perceptions and research intensity
Facing the challenges of global and regional changes, society urgently needs applicable and broadly accepted tools to effectively manage and protect ecosystem services (ES). This requires knowing which ES are perceived as ...
Modelling changes in grassland hydrological cycling along an elevational gradient in the Alps
The effects of elevation on surface water fluxes in dry alpine grassland ecosystems were investigated along an elevational transect between 1000 and 2000m above sea level established in the Vinschgau/Venosta valley, a ...
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 ...
Neumeldungen von Spinnen (Arachnida: Araneae) für Südtirol aus dem LTSER-Gebiet Matschertal
Im Jahr 2016 wurden im LTSER-Gebiet Matscher Tal (IT25 – Val Mazia/Matscher Tal) intensive Untersuchungen der Makrofauna, u.a. Arachnida, durchgeführt. Im Detail waren es folgende Projekte: (1) die intensive multidisziplinäre ...
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 ...
L’assestamento forestale basato su servizi ecosistemici e pagamenti per servizi ecosistemici: considerazioni a valle del progetto LIFE+ Making Good Natura
Forests are important for timber production and provide a wide range of ecosystem services (ES), including water provision and regulation, carbon sequestration, erosion control, and recreational services. However, these ...
Der Franziszeische Kataster – eine wichtige Grundlage zur Beantwortung ökologischer Fragestellungen
(Institut für Österreichkunde, 2018)