Project: Long-Term Alpine Ecosystem Research in Norwegian Scandes (LTAER)
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Objectives: To understand local and regional alpine ecosystems from a long-term perspective.

  • Micro-climate (especially near-ground temperature)
  • Snowpack dynamics
  • soil hydrology
  • Plant species composition
  • Vegetation phenology
  • Dwarf shrub dendrochronology
  • Net primary production
  • Nitrogen cycle
  • Soil water chemistry
  • Humus and carbon cycle
  • Periglacial ground morphodynamics
  • Microbial activity of the soil
  • Zoology of arthropods, insects, small mammals
  • Grazing herbivory