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Effects of ski piste preparation on alpine vegetation.

Published online: 25 May 2005

Authors: Wipf, S. & Rixen, C. & Fischer, M. & Schmid, B. & Stoeckli, V.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Ski resorts increasingly affect alpine ecosystems through enlargement of ski pistes, machine-grading of ski piste areas and increasing use of artifici...

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Extreme climate events counteract the effects of climate and land-use changes in Alpine tree lines.

Published online: 12 Apr 2017

Authors: Barros, C. & Guéguen, M. & Douzet, R. & Carboni, M. & Boulangeat, I. & Zimmermann, N. E. & Münkemüller, T. & Thuiller, W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Climate change and extreme events, such as drought, threaten ecosystems world-wide and in particular mountain ecosystems, where species often live at ...

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Consequences of pastoral abandonment for the structure and diversity of the alpine avifauna.

Published online: 16 Jun 2004

Authors: Laiolo, P. & Dondero, F. & Ciliento, E. & Rolando, A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

There is a long-term trend of depopulation of rural areas and pasture abandonment throughout the Alps. This trend peaked after the Second World War an...

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Turf transplants for restoration of alpine vegetation: does size matter?

Published online: 18 Apr 2012

Authors: Aradottir, A. L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Turfs transplanted from native vegetation can be used to restore diverse plant communities on disturbed sites. There is, however, limited understandin...

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The impact of high-altitude ski-runs on alpine grassland bird communities.

Published online: 07 Feb 2007

Authors: Rolando, A. & Caprio, E. & Rinaldi, E. & Ellena, I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Treeless mountainous areas at high altitudes have increased in value as wildlife habitat, but they are affected and increasingly threatened by ski-res...

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An ecological survey of land use and soil erosion in the West Pakistan and Azad Kashmir catchment of the River Jhelum.

Published online: 22 May 1970

Authors: Mcvean, D. N. & Robertson, V. C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

With the aid of aerial photographs, a survey of the geology, soils, vegetation and land use and an assessment of land capability were made. Erosion is...

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Toward the next Common Agricultural Policy reform: determinants of avian communities in hay meadows reveal current policy's inadequacy for biodiversity conservation in grassland ecosystems.

Published online: 18 Dec 2019

Authors: Assandri, G. & Bogliani, G. & Pedrini, P. & Brambilla, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Semi-natural grasslands are among the richest European ecosystems in terms of biodiversity. However, they have been severely affected by farming inten...

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Experimentally simulating warmer and wetter climate additively improves rangeland quality on the Tibetan Plateau.

Published online: 21 Nov 2018

Authors: Xu Wei & Zhu MengYao & Zhang ZhenHua & Ma ZhiYuan & Liu HuiYing & Chen LiTong & Cao GuangMin & Zhao XinQuan & Schmid, B. & He JinSheng

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The vast expanses of rangeland on the Tibetan Plateau, which support the livelihood of c. 9.8 million local inhabitants, have experienced rapid climat...

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Foraging niche characteristics of horses, sheep and goats in an alpine meadow of the Indian Central Himalaya.

Published online: 03 Sep 1993

Authors: Negi, G. C. S. & Rikhari, H. C. & Ram, J. & Singh, S. P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Data on plant species foraged, foraging hours, bite rate, bite size and species DM removed per species per bite were collected in tussock grass-forb (...

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Experimental warming induces degradation of a Tibetan alpine meadow through trophic interactions.

Published online: 15 Jun 2011

Authors: Li GuoYong & Liu YinZhan & Frelich, L. E. & Sun ShuCun

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

It is well known that climate change alters abiotic factors (temperature and water availability) that directly affect ecosystem properties. However, l...

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