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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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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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Spring Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) predicts annual variation in timing of peak faecal crude protein in mountain ungulates.

Published online: 03 Jun 2009

Authors: Hamel, S. & Garel, M. & Festa-Bianchet, M. & Gaillard, J. M. & Côté, S. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In recent years, the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) has been used to assess the relationships between habitat quality and animal life-h...

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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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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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Impact of outdoor winter sports on the abundance of a key indicator species of alpine ecosystems.

Published online: 10 Dec 2008

Authors: Patthey, P. & Wirthner, S. & Signorell, N. & Arlettaz, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Tourism and leisure activities have increased continuously all over the world during the past decades, exerting a growing pressure upon naturally frag...

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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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Testing large-scale hypotheses using surveys: the effects of land use on the habitats, invertebrates and birds of Himalayan rivers.

Published online: 22 Jan 2001

Authors: Manel, S. & Buckton, S. T. & Ormerod, S. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Piecemeal changes in land use might have cumulative effects on regional biodiversity. However, this hypothesis is difficult to test experimentally 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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