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LT(S)ER: Open air laboratory Matsch/Mazia

Long-term (socio-)ecological research in the open air laboratory Matsch/Mazia

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LT(S)ER: Open air laboratory Matsch/Mazia
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  • Project status: ongoing
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Global Change phenomena as land use change and temperature increase are well proved to have significant impacts on biodiversity, water budget and ecosystem functioning of mountain regions. However, many studies act as isolated investigations within a complex, multidimensional space and are thus limited in their significance. Hence, it is rather essential to combine a broad set of ecological investigation methods in order to obtain an integrated comprehension of the highly interlinked ecological processes in such vulnerable ecosystems.
Within this project an interdisciplinary approach is followed, where ecological measurements, manipulative experiments and modeling activities are strongly linked together in order to quantify land use and climatic change Impacts on an inner-alpine catchment. All activities are aimed to cover both the spatial Dimension from plot to landscape scale as well as the temporal component considering past, present and
In order to put activities and results in a more international context, an integration of the research area in Matsch/Mazia within the LTER-network is planned. Fruthermore, soil moisture measurement will act as calibrating and validating data for the NASA SMAP-Mission.

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Global maps of soil temperature
Lembrechts JJ, van den Hoogen J, […], Della Chiesa S, Niedrist G, Seeber J, Steinwandter M, […] (2022)
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Global Change Biology

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Swiss stone pine growth benefits less from recent warming than European larch at a dry-inner alpine forest line as it reacts more sensitive to humidity
Obojes N, Meurer A, Newesely C, Tasser E, Oberhuber W, Mayr S, Tappeiner U (2022)
Journal article
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

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The 2018 European heatwave led to stem dehydration but not to consistent growth reductions in forests
Salomón RL, Peters RL, Zweifel R, Sass-Klaassen UGW, Stegehuis AI, Smiljanic M, Poyatos R, Babst F, Cienciala E, Fonti P, Lerink BJW, Lindner M, Martinez-Vilalta J, Mencuccini M, Nabuurs G-J, van der Maaten E, von Arx G, Bär A, Akhmetzyanov L, Balanzategui D, Bellan M, Bendix J, Berveiller D, Blaženec M, Čada V, Carraro V, Cecchini S, Chan T, Conedera M, Delpierre N, Delzon S, Ditmarová Ľ, Dolezal J, Dufrêne E, Edvardsson J, Ehekircher S, Forner A, Frouz J, Ganthaler A, Gryc V, Güney A, Heinrich I, Hentschel R, Janda P, Ježík M, Kahle H-P, Knüsel S, Krejza J, Kuberski Ł, Kučera J, Lebourgeois F, Mikoláš M, Matula R, Mayr S, Oberhuber W, Obojes N, Osborne B, Paljakka T, Plichta R, Rabbel I, Rathgeber CBK, Salmon Y, Saunders M, Scharnweber T, Sitková Z, Stangler DF, Stereńczak K, Stojanović M, Střelcová K, Světlík J, Svoboda M, Tobin B, Trotsiuk V, Urban J, Valladares F, Vavrčík H, Vejpustková M, Walthe...

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Long-term monitoring of high-elevation terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in the Alps: a five-year synthesis
Körner C, Berninger UG, Daim A, Eberl R, Fernández Mendoza F, Füreder L, Grube M, Hainzer E, Kaiser R, Meyer E, Newesely C, Niedrist G, Niedrist GH, Petermann JS, Seeber J, Tappeiner U, Wickham S (2022)
Journal article
ecomont - Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research and Management

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Phenological responses of snowbed-communities to advancing snowmelt
Crepaz H, Quaglia E, Lombardi G, Lonati M, Tappeiner U, Dullinger S, Niedrist G (2022)

Conference: IMC Innsbruck 2022 | Innsbruck | 11.9.2022 - 15.9.2022

Alpine soil macro-invertebrate communities along high elevation gradients
Steinwandter M,Seeber J (2022)

Conference: World Biodiversity Forum 2022 | Davos | 26.6.2022 - 1.7.2022

Climate change challenges in South Tyrol
Niedrist G (2022)

Conference: Interregional Training Course on Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Soil and Water Management in High Mountainous Regions (GLOMOS/UNU) | Bolzano | 9.6.2022 - 9.6.2022

Extreme. Ursachen. Vermeiden. Perspektiven für eine Südtiroler Landwirtschaft im Klimawandel
Niedrist G (2022)

Conference: Jahrestagung Bioland Südtirol 2022 | Lichtenstern, Bolzano | 28.1.2022 - 28.1.2022

Presentation of the LTSER Site IT25 Matsch | Mazia (ITA)
Fontana V (2022)

Conference: LTSER Workshop online | Online | 6.9.2022 - 6.9.2022

Interactive effects of high temperatures and drought on grapevine physiology during a simulated heat wave
Asensio D, Shtai W, Kadison A, Schwarz M, Hoellrigl J, Steiner M, Raifer B, Andreotti C, Hammerle A, Zanotelli D, Haas F, Niedrist G, Wohlfahrt G, Tagliavini M (2022)

Conference: EGU General Assembly 2022 | Vienna | 22.5.2022 - 27.5.2022

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Dendroecology at the LTSER Matsch/Mazia
Obojes N (2021)

Conference: 31 st European Dendroecological Fieldweek | Santa Maria, Müstair | 28.8.2021 - 5.9.2021

Micrometeorological monitoring in the Alpine Long Term Socio-Ecological Research Site IT25:Val Mazia/ Matschertal–Italy
Niedrist G, Bertoldi G, Zandonai A, Della Chiesa S, Klotz J, Obojes N, Fontana V, Bottarin R, Tappeiner U (2021)

Conference: 2nd TEAMxWorkshop | Online | 10.5.2021 - 12.5.2021

Data Browser Matsch | Mazia: Web Application to access microclimatic time series of an ecological research site
Palma M, Zandonai A, Cattani L, Klotz J, Genova G, Brida C, Andreatta N, Niedrist G, Della Chiesa S (2021)
Journal article
Research Ideas and Outcomes

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La rete italiana per la ricerca ecologica di lungo termine - Lo studio della biodiversità e dei cambiamenti : IT25 Val di Mazia / Matschertal
Fontana V, Niedrist G, Bottarin R, Comiti F, Bertoldi G, Della Chiesa S, Klotz J, Obojes N, Scotti A, Seeber J, Steinwandter M, Tasser E, Zandonai A, Engel M, Wohlfahrt G, Tappeiner U (2021)
CNR Edizioni

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Agent-based modelling of water balance in a social-ecological system: A multidisciplinary approach for mountain catchments
Huber L, Rüdisser J, Meisch C, Stotten R, Leitinger G, Tappeiner U (2021)
Journal article
Science of the Total Environment

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