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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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Highways associated with expansion of boreal scavengers into the alpine tundra of fennoscandia.

Published online: 21 Nov 2020

Authors: Rød-Eriksen, L. & Skrutvold, J. & Herfindal, I. & Jensen, H. & Eide, N. E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Habitat fragmentation may affect species distributions through, for example, altered resource availability and shifts in species interactions. Fragmen...

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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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Long-term impacts of ski piste management on alpine vegetation and soils.

Published online: 03 Aug 2011

Authors: Roux-Fouillet, P. & Wipf, S. & Rixen, C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Downhill skiing, the machine-grading of slopes and the use of artificial snow induce major disturbances to the environment of alpine ski resorts. Our ...

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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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Rapid collapse of a sub-Antarctic alpine ecosystem: the role of climate and pathogens.

Published online: 10 Jun 2015

Authors: Bergstrom, D. M. & Bricher, P. K. & Raymond, B. & Terauds, A. & Doley, D. & McGeoch, M. A. & Whinam, J. & Glen, M. & Yuan ZiQing & Kiefer, K. & Shaw, J. D. & Bramely-Alves, J. & Rudman, T. & Mohammed, C. & Lucieer, A. & Visoiu, M. & Vuuren, B. J. van & Ball, M. C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Ecosystem change is predicted to become more prevalent with climate change. Widespread dieback of cushion plants and bryophytes in alpine fellfield on...

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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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Interactive effects of nitrogen deposition, fire and grazing on diversity and composition of low-alpine prostrate Calluna vulgaris heathland.

Published online: 07 Feb 2007

Authors: Britton, A. J. & Fisher, J. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Low-alpine heathlands world-wide have high biodiversity value but are increasingly impacted by the effects of nitrogen deposition as well as fire and ...

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Grazing-induced shifts in community functional composition and soil nutrient availability in Tibetan alpine meadows.

Published online: 28 Sep 2016

Authors: Niu KeChang & He JinSheng & Lechowicz, M. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The functional structure of plant communities can be altered by grazing through two main mechanisms: species turnover (i.e. changes in species occurre...

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Human trampling disturbance exerts different ecological effects at contrasting elevational range limits.

Published online: 21 Jul 2020

Authors: Chardon, N. I. & Rixen, C. & Wipf, S. & Doak, D. F.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Shifts in species geographic distributions in response to climate change have spurred numerous studies to determine which abiotic (e.g. climatic) and,...

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