Authors: Christian Rixen, Antonio Rolando

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

Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $118
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

Introduction

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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Contributors

Author(s):
Christian Rixen
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest
Snow and Landscape Research WSL
Switzerland


Antonio Rolando
Turin University
Italy




Contributor(s):
Raphaël Arlettaz
Division of Conservation Biology
Institute of Ecology and Evolution
University of Bern
Baltzerstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Switzerland
/
Swiss Ornithological Institute
Valais Field Station
Nature Centre
3970 Salgesch
Switzerland


Veronika Braunisch
Division of Conservation Biology
Institute of Ecology and Evolution
University of Bern
Baltzerstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Switzerland
/
Forest Research Institute of Baden-Württemberg
Wildlife Ecology Group
Wonnhaldestrasse 4
79100 Freiburg
Germany


Nathalie Buffet
Observatoire des Galliformes de Montagne
90, impasse les Daudes, B.P. 41
74320 Sevrier
France


Enrico Caprio
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e Biologia dei Sistemi
Università degli studi di Torino
via Accademia Albertina 13
10123 Torino
Italy


Stefania Cocco
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie
Alimentari e Ambientali
via Brecce Bianche, 60131
Ancona
Italy


Giuseppe Corti
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie
Alimentari e Ambientali
via Brecce Bianche, 60131
Ancona
Italy


Emilie Dumont-Dayot
Observatoire des Galliformes de Montagne
10 bis route d’Ax
31120 Portet sur Garonne
France


Gianluca Filippa
DIVAPRA - Chimica Agraria e Pedologia
NatRisk - Research Centre on Natural Risks in Mountain and Hilly Enviroments
Università degli Studi di Torino 44
via Leonardo da Vinci, 10095
Grugliasco (TO)
Italy


Michele Freppaz
DIVAPRA - Chimica Agraria e Pedologia
NatRisk - Research Centre on Natural Risks in Mountain and Hilly Enviroments
Università degli Studi di Torino 44
via Leonardo da Vinci, 10095
Grugliasco (TO)
Italy


Wilhelm Graiss
AREC Agricultural Research and Education Centre
Raumberg-Gumpenstein
8592 Irdning
Austria


Marco Isaia
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e Biologia dei Sistemi
Università degli studi di Torino
via Accademia Albertina 13
10123 Torino
Italy


Brigitte Klug
BOKU, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences
1180 Vienna
Austria


Bernhard Kohl
BFW – Federal Forest Research Centre
Dept. of Natural Hazards
6020 Innsbruck
Austria


Bernhard Krautzer
AREC Agricultural Research and Education Centre Raumberg-Gumpenstein
8592 Irdning
Austria


Gerhard Markart
BFW – Federal Forest Research Centre
Dept. of Natural Hazards
6020 Innsbruck
Austria


Christoph Marty
WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
Unit Snow and Permafrost
Flüelastrasse 11
7260 Davos-Dorf
Switzerland


Kathy Martin
Department of Forest Sciences
2424 Main Mall
University of British Columbia
Vancouver
Canada V6T 1Z4


Jürgen Meier
BOKU, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Science
1180 Vienna
Austria


Matteo Negro
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e Biologia dei Sistemi
Università degli studi di Torino
via Accademia Albertina 13
10123 Torino
Italy


Patrick Patthey
Division of Conservation Biology
Institute of Ecology and Evolution
University of Bern
Baltzerstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Switzerland


Claudia Palestrini
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e Biologia dei Sistemi
Università degli studi di Torino
via Accademia Albertina 13
10123 Torino
Italy


Christian Rixen
WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
Unit Ecosystem Boundaries
Alpine Ecosystems
Flüelastrasse 11
7260 Davos Dorf
Switzerland


Antonio Rolando
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e Biologia dei Sistemi
Università degli studi di Torino
via Accademia Albertina 13
10123 Torino
Italy


Mark W. Williams
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and Department of Geography
University of Colorado at Boulder
UCB 450
Boulder
CO 80309


Ulrike Tappeiner
University of Innsbruck
Institute of Ecology
Sternwartestr. 15
A-6020 Innsbruck
Austria
/
European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC research)
Institute for Alpine Environment
Viale Druso, 1
39100 Bolzano / Bozen
Italy


Ermanno Zanini
DIVAPRA-Chimica Agraria e Pedologia
NatRisk - Research Centre of Natural Risks in Mountain and Hilly Enviroment
Università degli Studi di Torino 44
via Leonardo da Vinci, 10095
Grugliasco (TO)
Italy




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