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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Bernd Schweiger (2016): UNTERSUCHUNGEN ZU ERHALTUNGS- UND PFLEGEMASSNAHMEN VON SCHOTTERRASEN.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Abteilung Pflanzenbau, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 150. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

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Abstract:
The limited permanent settlement area, land loss to agriculture and the destruction of ecologically valuable areas represent a growing challenge. The increasing land consumption and in particular the soil sealing have direct impact on flood hazard, soil water, soil nutrient, as well as on flora and fauna. In order to counteract this soil sealing and its negative consequences, gravel lawns provide a reasonable alternative. In this master thesis the vegetation development was investigated under various care, preservation and weight-loading treatments. Two experimental sites were established at HBLFA Raumberg-Gumpenstein (Styria) and Gosau (Upper Austria). At the latter, four care and preservation measures (seeding, re-seeding, re-seeding and fertilization resp. fertilization) were implemented at three weight-loading intensities (strong, medium and weak). On the other hand a fertilized and unfertilized variant were established at HBLFA Raumberg-Gumpenstein. The experiment which lasted two growing seasons exposed that the weight-loading intensity has a stronger impact on the vegetative cover as well as on the single species composition, whereas a unique care and preservation measure causes only a temporary increase of the vegetation coverage and plant species. To ensure a long-lasting and sufficient increase of the vegetative cover, differentiated, site-specific and well adapted care and preservation measures are required.

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