Authors: Christian Rixen, Antonio Rolando

The Impacts of Skiing and Related Winter Recreational Activities on Mountain Environments

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Printed Copy: US $119
ISBN: 978-1-60805-632-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-488-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2013
DOI: 10.2174/97816080548861130101


This e-book reviews environmental impacts of ski tourism in mountain environments. Specifically, the book addresses skiing impacts on soils, vegetation, vertebrate and invertebrate animals living in such habitats. Additional chapters also explain the methods for the restoration of disturbed sites at high altitude and snow cover in a changing climate.

The e-book is therefore a compilation on the latest knowledge on environmental impacts of skiing and is intended to be a standard reference for ecologists, students and universities, business professionals (ski-resort managers), regional governmental organizations, conservation agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

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- Pp. i-ii (2)
Ulrike Tappeiner
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- Pp. iii-viii (6)
Christian Rixen and Antonio Rolando
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List of Contributors

- Pp. ix-xii (4)
Christian Rixen and Antonio Rolando
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The Ecological Values of Mountain Environments and Wildlife

- Pp. 3-29 (27)
Kathy Martin
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Climate Change and Snow Cover in the European Alps

- Pp. 30-44 (15)
Christoph Marty
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Soil Properties on Ski-Runs

- Pp. 45-64 (20)
Michele Freppaz, Gianluca Filippa, Giuseppe Corti, Stefania Cocco, Mark W. Williams and Ermanno Zanini
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Skiing and Vegetation

- Pp. 65-78 (14)
Christian Rixen
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Ground-Dwelling Arthropods and Ski-Pistes

- Pp. 79-100 (22)
Antonio Rolando, Matteo Negro, Marco Isaia and Claudia Palestrini
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The Effect of Ski-Pistes on Birds and Mammals

- Pp. 101-122 (22)
Antonio Rolando, Enrico Caprio and Matteo Negro
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Bird Collisions with Overhead Ski-Cables: A Reducible Source of Mortality

- Pp. 123-136 (14)
Nathalie Buffet and Emilie Dumont-Dayot
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Impacts of Outdoor Winter Recreation on Alpine Wildlife and Mitigation Approaches: A Case Study of the Black Grouse

- Pp. 137-154 (18)
Raphaël Arlettaz, Patrick Patthey and Veronika Braunisch
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Ski Run Re-Vegetation: A Never-Ending Story of Trial and Error?

- Pp. 155-183 (29)
Brigitte Klug, Gerhard Markart, Jürgen Meier, Bernhard Krautzer and Bernhard Kohl
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Ecological Restoration of Ski-Runs

- Pp. 184-209 (26)
Bernhard Krautzer, Wilhelm Graiss and Brigitte Klug
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- Pp. 210-221 (12)
Christian Rixen and Antonio Rolando
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