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Ski resorts increasingly affect alpine ecosystems through enlargement of ski pistes, machine-grading of ski piste areas and increasing use of artifici...Read more
Habitat fragmentation may affect species distributions through, for example, altered resource availability and shifts in species interactions. Fragmen...Read more
Climate change and extreme events, such as drought, threaten ecosystems world-wide and in particular mountain ecosystems, where species often live at ...Read more
Downhill skiing, the machine-grading of slopes and the use of artificial snow induce major disturbances to the environment of alpine ski resorts. Our ...Read more
Turfs transplanted from native vegetation can be used to restore diverse plant communities on disturbed sites. There is, however, limited understandin...Read more
Ecosystem change is predicted to become more prevalent with climate change. Widespread dieback of cushion plants and bryophytes in alpine fellfield on...Read more
It is well known that climate change alters abiotic factors (temperature and water availability) that directly affect ecosystem properties. However, l...Read more
Low-alpine heathlands world-wide have high biodiversity value but are increasingly impacted by the effects of nitrogen deposition as well as fire and ...Read more
The soil seed bank represents valuable rebuilding capital that may rescue an ecosystem from state transition once vegetation has crossed an apparent t...Read more
The functional structure of plant communities can be altered by grazing through two main mechanisms: species turnover (i.e. changes in species occurre...Read more