Comparison of revegetation techniques on alpine slopes prone to avalanches and erosion

  • T. Schmid
  • U. Mueller
  • F. Tognini
  • J. Meyer
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 103)

Abstract

Ongoing and increasing civil engineering and other construction activities in alpine areas pose a threat to local vegetation, soil cover and finally to slope stability. Most of the alpine vegetation communities are fragile and cannot be restored at all. Vegetation establishment is limited by short summers, heavy rain showers, hail, winds, low temperatures and strong UV radiation. The only persisting plants are specialists that evolved and thrive in these conditions. For revegetation at high altitudes thorough planning respecting the site conditions, use of site-adapted or local plant material and appropriate application techniques are essential.

Keywords

Cellulose Starch Polysaccharide Germinate Straw 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Schmid
    • 1
  • U. Mueller
    • 2
  • F. Tognini
    • 3
  • J. Meyer
    • 1
  1. 1.geoVerde AGSchaffhausenSwitzerland
  2. 2.Begruenungen Hunn AGMuriSwitzerland
  3. 3.Sezione forestale cantonaleBiascaSwitzerland

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