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Hydrological Impact of Historical Land Use and Climate - Interdisciplinary research on flood formation m small Alpine catchments from around 1850 to resent by focusing on specific land use practices

Project Leader
Katzensteiner Klaus, Project Leader
Earth System Sciences (ESS)
Type of Research
Basic Research
Project partners
Bundesforschungs- und Ausbildungszentrum für Wald, Naturgefahren und Landschaft (BFW), Hauptstraße 7, 1140 Wien, Austria.
Contact person: Gerhard Markart;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
University of Innsbruck, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria.
Contact person: Clemens Geitner;
Function of the Project Partner: Koordinator
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Forest Ecology
Funded by
Austrian Academy of Sciences , Dr. Ignaz- Seipel Platz, 1010 Wien, Austria
Mountain areas are characterized by small-scaled complex, dynamic, socio-ecological conditions and human-environment interactions which impact environmental services. The proposed interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary project will investigate the influence of historical and current land use practices, especially among forests, on runoff generation in order to better distinguish it from the effects of climate change for the periods around 1850, 1960 and 2020. IFE will contribute to the quantification of secondary forest use impacts by experimental and laboratory approaches in test catchments and co-supervision of a PhD candidate.
Forest ecology; Soil science; History of agriculture and forestry;
Humus dynamics; Nutrient budget; Lopping; Litter raking; Forest grazing; Water budget;
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