Haller Ruedi

Thermische Eigenschaften unterschiedlicher Habitate im Schweizerischen Nationalpark
Thermal properties of varoious habtats in the Swiss National Park

Project Number: CH-5520
Project Type: Research_Project
Project Duration: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2016 project completed
Funding Source: Bund ,
Project Leader: Dr. Ruedi Haller
Forschung und Geoinformation
Schweizerischer Nationalpark
Chastè Planta-Wildenberg
7530 Zernez
Phone: +41 (0) 81 851 41 11
FAX: +41 (0) 81 851 41 12
e-Mail: rhaller(at)nationalpark.ch
Metadata: http://www.parcs.ch/snp/mmd_fullentry.php?docu_id=35692

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Most organisms can only survive and reproduce within particular temperature and humidity ranges either due to their own physiological adaptations or those of their food sources. Thanks to their topographic variability, alpine areas provide a multitude of thermal micro-habitats. We aim to characterise some of these thermal habitat characteristics for selected areas in the Swiss National Park. For example, a slope of 6 ha which was deforested by a forest fire in 1951 has still not been recolonised by mountain pine after 60 years. Possible explanations put forward have included heavy grazing pressure by red deer and chamois, erosion on the steep slope and strong solar radiation and thus extremely high temperatures during summer. This latter hypothesis can be investigated by regularly recording temperatures on the slope with a fixed infrared camera. Simultaneous visual observations of the spatio-temporal distribution of red deer and chamois on the same slope, and later in another area of high ungulate densities, will additionally shed light on possible thermal preferences by these ungulates.

Thrippleton T. 2017. Temperaturlogger auf der Brandlfäche Il Fuorn im Schweizerischen Nationalpark. Projektbericht.
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Lauber, C. 2016. Untersuchung thermischer Eigenschaften unterschiedlicher Habitate im Schweizerischen Nationalpark in der Raum-Zeit-Relation. Master Thesis im Rahmen des Universitätslehrganges Geographical Information Science & Systems am Interfakultären Fachbereich für GeoInformatik der Paris Lodron-Universität Salzburg.

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