Schütz Martin

Produktivitäts- und Nutzungsmuster auf Sukzessionsflächen
Vegetation productivity and biomass consumption by ungulates during succession

Project Number: CH-2402
Project Type: Master
Project Duration: 04/01/2004 - 10/31/2004 project completed
Funding Source: other ,
Project Leader: Dr. Martin Schütz
Ökologie der Lebensgemeinschaften
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Research Areas:

general biology



It is well known that ungulates are an important force in driving succession on subalpine grasslands in the Swiss National Park. Grazing by red deer lead to a development of agriculturally induced plant communities such as tall-herb or meadow vegetation into short-grass pastures. However, it is still not known if and what influence ungulates have with regard to pasture to forest succession and during secondary forest succession.

The present project aims at studying patterns of aboveground productivity and biomass consumption by ungulates during succession. Mineral soil decomposition rates, soil temperature and moisture and CO2 emission will be measured on selected permanent vegetation plots, forest succession plots (PhD Risch) and Armillaria plots (PhD Bendel).

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Sprunger D 2004: Produktivitäts-, Abbau- und Nutzungsmuster in Waldökosystemen im Schweizerischen Nationalpark. ETH, Departement UMNW. 15 S.
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Wysser M 2004: Abbau-, Produktivitäts- und Nutzungsmuster in der Grünland-Sukzession im Schweizerischen Nationalpark. ETH, Departement UMNW. 23 S.
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