Effects of Land-Use Changes on Sources, Sinks and Fluxes of Carbon in European Mountain Grasslands

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Mountain regions are important sources of water (Mountain Agenda 1998), centers of biodiversity (Körner and Spehn 2002) and areas for recreation and tourism, but they are also highly sensitive to human (Cernusca and others 1999) and climate effects (Beniston 1994). Ongoing socio-economic changes have strongly influenced land use in mountain areas, resulting… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10021-008-9202-8

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