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Transplantation of an alpine Carex-fen – a mitigation measure related to the construction of a reservoir in the Austrian Alps

Schletterer, Martin; Kurz, Brigitte; Schönegger, Alexandra; Egger, Gregory; Feistmantl, Klaus; Kupriyanov, A. [Hrsg.]; Nozhinkov, A. [Hrsg.]; Makeeva, N. [Hrsg.]; Sheremetova, S. [Hrsg.]; Ufimtsev, V. [Hrsg.]; Vronskaya, O. [Hrsg.]

Abstract (englisch):

Translocations are applied in the context of infrastructure projects to preserve certain vegetation types. Within the EIA of a large hydropower project in the Austrian Alps, manifold mitigation measures were defined. Among those, the transplantation of about 1.4 ha Carex-fen at an altitude of about 2000 m was defined. One year before the start of the construction works in 2021, basic infrastructure (roads) was established and different ecological measures were undertaken, e.g. translocation of amphibians to newly constructed habitats as well as the transplantation of the Carex-fen. The turf was cut from the initial area with an adjusted excavator shovel, delivered to a wheel loader which brought each single turf immediately to the target area, where another excavator mounted the turf in a pre-arranged area. At the donor site more than ½ of the area was based on wet gley, while especially areas in the vicinity of the river were based on fluvial gravel. With the 30 to 70 cm thick turfs also animals, e.g. Odonata, were transferred. Before the translocation a monitoring of the donor sites was carried out. The monitoring concept foresees a detailed monitoring of the newly established sites for 10 years. ... mehr


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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000137229
Veröffentlicht am 06.09.2021
Originalveröffentlichung
DOI: 10.1051/bioconf/20213100036
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie (IFGG)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2117-4458
KITopen-ID: 1000137229
Erschienen in BIO Web of Conferences
Verlag EDP Open
Band 31
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 00036
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung VI International Scientific Conference “Problems of Industrial Botany of Industrially Developed Regions” 2021
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