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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

Document title

Reindeer grazing impact on Arctic-Alpine landscapes in Western Greenland, and Central and Northern Norway

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LÖFFLER J. ;

Abstract

A long-term landscape ecological project in Central Norway offers new material that is used to interpret the grazing impact of reindeers in comparable ecosystems. A gradient was studied from central Norway, where there is no reindeer grazing, to western Greenland with a natural population of reindeers, and finally to northern Norway, where overgrazing already exceeds the carrying capacity. With the help of ecological mapping, especially of vegetation and soils, and measurements of environmental processes, differences due to grazing reindeer populations in the 3 regions have been identified. The article presents the results of the investigations and discusses the ecological background for determining degradation and possible regeneration processes. - (IFL)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geo-öko / ISSN 1616-0983

Editor : ALLEMAGNE

Millesime : 2005, vol. 26, no1-2 [pp. 1-18]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Réseau PRODIG - Paris

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