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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Patterns of vegetation change on alpine mountain summer farms in Norway

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

POTTHOFF K. (1) ; STROTH V. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Bergen, NORVEGE

Abstract

Vegetation data and environmental variables of 3 mountain summer farms on the Hardangervidda plateau, Western Norway, with similar ecological site conditions, but different grazing histories and present states of use, were analysed with the help of ordination methods. The results showed that mountain summer farming created a clear difference between areas at a larger distance from the farmsteads and those in the immediate surrounding of the buildings. The former are characterized by species typically occurring in habitats with low disturbance, the latter by species characteristic for grazed habitats. Changes after abandonment of mountain summer farming occurred slowly, and the results emphasized the importance of the accumulated soil nutrients in retarding or even preventing vegetation changes

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 93, no3 [pp. 163-174]

Bibliographic references : 58 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 5 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2704 A

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/j.1468-0459.2011.00427.x

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