Encyclopedia of the World s Biomes

Encyclopedia of the World   s Biomes

Alpine plant life: Functional plant ecology of high mountain ecosystems, 2nd edn. ... McDougall, K.L., Morgan, J.W., Walsh, N.G., Williams, R.J., 2005. ... The impact of high-altitude ski-runs on alpine grassland bird communities.

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Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128160978

Category: Science

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Encyclopedia of the World’s Biomes is a unique, five volume reference that provides a global synthesis of biomes, including the latest science. All of the book's chapters follow a common thematic order that spans biodiversity importance, principal anthropogenic stressors and trends, changing climatic conditions, and conservation strategies for maintaining biomes in an increasingly human-dominated world. This work is a one-stop shop that gives users access to up-to-date, informative articles that go deeper in content than any currently available publication. Offers students and researchers a one-stop shop for information currently only available in scattered or non-technical sources Authored and edited by top scientists in the field Concisely written to guide the reader though the topic Includes meaningful illustrations and suggests further reading for those needing more specific information
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Climate Change in the European Alps Adapting Winter Tourism and Natural Hazards Management

Climate Change in the European Alps Adapting Winter Tourism and Natural Hazards Management

(2005) “machine grading is a particularly damaging management activity, the consequences of which are more severe and long lasting at higher altitudes.” Bulldozing ski runs is also having a negative effect on the attractiveness of the ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264031692

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The first systematic cross-country analysis of snow-reliability of Alpine ski areas under climate change for five countries in the region: France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Germany.
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Alpine Plant Life

Alpine Plant Life

Restoration plots on a high-alpine ski run. ... Plant Ecol 128:172–179 28:1–31 Williams RJ, Wahren CH (2005) Potential impacts of global change on vegetation in Australian alpine Venn S, Pickering C, Green K (2012) Short-term ...

Author: Christian Körner

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030595388

Category: Science

Page: 500

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This book is a completely revised, substantially extended treatment of the physical and biological factors that drive life in high mountains. The book covers the characteristics of alpine plant life, alpine climate and soils, life under snow, stress tolerance, treeline ecology, plant water, carbon, and nutrient relations, plant growth and productivity, developmental processes, and two largely novel chapters on alpine plant reproduction and global change biology. The book explains why the topography driven exposure of plants to dramatic micro-climatic gradients over very short distances causes alpine biodiversity to be particularly robust against climatic change. Geographically, this book draws on examples from all parts of the world, including the tropics. This book is complemented with novel evidence and insight that emerged over the last 17 years of alpine plant research. The number of figures – mostly in color – nearly doubled, with many photographs providing a vivid impression of alpine plant life worldwide. Christian Körner was born in 1949 in Austria, received his academic education at the University of Innsbruck, and was full professor of Botany at the University of Basel from 1989 to 2014. As emeritus Professor he is continuing alpine plant research in the Swiss Alps.
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ISCONTOUR 2014 Tourism Research Perspectives

ISCONTOUR 2014   Tourism Research Perspectives

Interactions between Vegetation, Roots and Soil Stability in Restored High-Altitude Ski Runs in the Alps. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 39 (1), 25-33. Becken, S. (2004). How Tourists and Tourism Experts Perceive Climate Change ...

Author: Roman Egger

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783735776518

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

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Proceedings of the ISCONTOUR The aim of the International Student Conference in Tourism Research (ISCONTOUR) is thus to offer students a unique platform to present their research and to establish a mutual knowledge transfer forum for attendees from academia, industry, government and other organisations. The annual conference, wich is jointly organised by the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems and the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, will take place alternatively at the locations Salzburg and Krems. The conference research chairs are Prof. (FH) Dr. Roman Egger (Salzburg University of Applied Sciences) and Prof. (FH) Mag. Christian Maurer (University of Applied Sciences Krems). The target audience include international students (also PhDs), graduates, teachers and lecturers from the field of tourism and leisure management as well as companies and anyone interested in the conference topic areas. Issues to be covered at the conference include the following areas within a tourism context: Marketing & Management Tourism Product Development & Sustainability Information and Communication Technologies
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Ski

Ski

Many ski resorts have already begun planning for an uncertain future, experimenting with a range of attempted remedies. ... A more obvious— and controversial- response to shrinking snow has been to expand resorts into the Alps' higher ...

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Ski

Ski

Many ski resorts have already begun planning for an uncertain future, experimenting with a range of attempted remedies. ... A more obvious— and controversial- response to shrinking snow has been to expand resorts into the Alps' higher ...

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Mountain Resorts

Mountain Resorts

... Forest Bird Diversity and Ski-runs: A Case of Negative Edge Effect, 7 ANIMAL CONSERVATION 9, 12 (2005); Anotonia Rolanda, Enrico Caprio, & Ivan Ellena, The Impact of High-altitude Ski-runs on Alpine Grassland Bird Communities, ...

Author: Julia LeMense

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317093886

Category: Law

Page: 490

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Mountains are the home of significant ecological resources - wildlife habitat, higher elevation plant systems, steep slopes, delicate soils and water systems. These resources are subject to very visible and growing pressures, most of which are caused by the unique features of mountains. Using as case studies four mountain resorts in the US and Canada, this book analyzes the extent to which the law protects the ecological systems of mountains from the adverse impacts associated with the development, operation and expansion of resorts. In order to examine these issues, Mountain Resorts takes an interdisciplinary approach, with contributions from ecologists and lawyers who focus on ski-related activities, increasing four-season use of the mountains and expanding residential, commercial and recreational development at the mountains' base. Its analysis of an array of US and Canadian federal, state and local laws provides a multifaceted exploration of the intersection of ecology and the law at mountain resorts.
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Encyclopedia of Snow Ice and Glaciers

Encyclopedia of Snow  Ice and Glaciers

... (Martin and Etchevers, 2005). Only one study found an increase of snow depth at high altitude based on one station ... The future snow reliability of 666 Alpine ski resorts in six countries was investigated by Abegg et al. (2007).

Author: Vijay P. Singh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048126422

Category: Science

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The earth’s cryosphere, which includes snow, glaciers, ice caps, ice sheets, ice shelves, sea ice, river and lake ice, and permafrost, contains about 75% of the earth’s fresh water. It exists at almost all latitudes, from the tropics to the poles, and plays a vital role in controlling the global climate system. It also provides direct visible evidence of the effect of climate change, and, therefore, requires proper understanding of its complex dynamics. This encyclopedia mainly focuses on the various aspects of snow, ice and glaciers, but also covers other cryospheric branches, and provides up-to-date information and basic concepts on relevant topics. It includes alphabetically arranged and professionally written, comprehensive and authoritative academic articles by well-known international experts in individual fields. The encyclopedia contains a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from the atmospheric processes responsible for snow formation; transformation of snow to ice and changes in their properties; classification of ice and glaciers and their worldwide distribution; glaciation and ice ages; glacier dynamics; glacier surface and subsurface characteristics; geomorphic processes and landscape formation; hydrology and sedimentary systems; permafrost degradation; hazards caused by cryospheric changes; and trends of glacier retreat on the global scale along with the impact of climate change. This book can serve as a source of reference at the undergraduate and graduate level and help to better understand snow, ice and glaciers. It will also be an indispensable tool containing specialized literature for geologists, geographers, climatologists, hydrologists, and water resources engineers; as well as for those who are engaged in the practice of agricultural and civil engineering, earth sciences, environmental sciences and engineering, ecosystem management, and other relevant subjects.
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The Biology of Alpine Habitats

The Biology of Alpine Habitats

Klanderud, K. & Totland, R. (2005) The relative importance of neighbours and abiotic environmental conditions for ... KlugPümpel, B. & Krampitz, C. (1996) Conservation in alpine ecosystems: the plant cover of ski runs reflects natural ...

Author: Laszlo Nagy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191546570

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This book is unique in providing a global overview of alpine (high mountain) habitats that occur above the natural (cold-limited) tree line, describing the factors that have shaped them over both ecological and evolutionary timescales. The broad geographic coverage helps synthesise common features whilst revealing differences in the world's major alpine systems from the Arctic to the Tropics. The words "barren" and "wasteland" have often been applied to describe landscapes beyond the treeline. However, a closer look reveals a large diversity of habitats, assemblages and individual taxa, largely connected to topographic diversity within individual alpine regions. The book considers habitat-forming factors (landforms, energy and climate, hydrology, soils, and vegetation) individually, as well as their composite impacts on habitat characteristics. Evolution and population processes are examined in the context of the responsiveness / resilience of alpine habitats to global change. Finally, a critical assessment of the potential impacts of climate change, atmospheric pollutants and land use is made and related to the management and conservation options available for these unique habitats.
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Tourism Recreation and Climate Change

Tourism  Recreation  and Climate Change

Climate change is already affecting the strategies and plans of the winter sport resorts today. ... artificial snowmaking facilities, as well as for extending existing ski runs and opening new ones in high-alpine regions (above 3000m).

Author: Colin Michael Hall

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781845410032

Category: Science

Page: 309

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"This book represents the first comprehensive examination of the relationship between tourism and climate change and is of interest, not only to students of tourism, but also to policy-makers and the tourism industry who will have to respond to the challenges posed by climate change."--BOOK JACKET.
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