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Medialps

Disentangling anthropogenic drivers of global change impacts on alpine plant species: Alps versus Mediterranean mountains
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March 2015 - January 2018

Project Summary

The project aim at disentangling anthropogenic and natural factors underlying differential changes in plant species composition and richness observed on mountain summits in the European Alps and the Mediterranean. To this end, it will operate at two spatial scales. The first level constitute local mountains from the treeline to the summits where temperature, water potential and NO2 deposition are measured, and changes in species composition of high-mountain vegetation and grazing pressure are recorded. On the regional level it will compare topography, climate parameters and their projections into the future under different climate change scenarios, regional nitrogen deposition and major land-use changes

Source of funding : Austrian Academy of Sciences
Total budget : 7 000,00 €
Partners :
  • Center for Global Change and Sustainability, University for Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) - Austria