Short-time effects of land-use changes on O-horizon in subalpine grasslands

@article{Gamper2007ShorttimeEO,
  title={Short-time effects of land-use changes on O-horizon in subalpine grasslands},
  author={Sonja Maria Gamper and Erich Tasser and Ulrike Tappeiner},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2007},
  volume={299},
  pages={101-115}
}
Due to economic needs, a process of abandonment of unfavourably situated areas and intensified cultivation on favoured areas has taken place in the alpine region. This abandonment not only means the loss of a cultural landscape based on centuries of care but also interference with an established ecological balance. We wanted to investigate the impact of land-use, such as mowing, fertilisation and irrigation and the effects of abandonment on the O-horizon type, quantity and quality. Therefore… CONTINUE READING

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