Alpine springs under pressure? : assessing the environmental drivers of species assemblages

Wigger, Fabian. Alpine springs under pressure? : assessing the environmental drivers of species assemblages. 2016, Doctoral Thesis, University of Basel, Faculty of Science.


Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/diss/DissB_11972

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The objective of this thesis is to shed light on the previously under-investigated natural alpine spring ecotones of Central Switzerland. The study focuses on investigating macroinvertebrate assemblages at different altitudinal levels in order to determine if macroinvertebrate assemblages in alpine springs differ along an altitudinal gradient. If there was a certain pattern in the macroinvertebrate assemblages, the study also aims to determine the relevant driving environmental factors and gain a better understanding of how the interaction of these factors influence macroinvertebrate assemblages. As environmental conditions, especially in alpine regions, change rapidly due to global warming, this study’s goal is to contribute new knowledge to detecting possible climate-induced changes of macroinvertebrate assemblages in alpine springs.
Advisors:Nagel, Peter and Fumetti, Stefanie von and Jürgen, Hans
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Ehemalige Einheiten Umweltwissenschaften > Biogeographie (Nagel)
UniBasel Contributors:Wigger, Fabian and Nagel, Peter
Item Type:Thesis
Thesis Subtype:Doctoral Thesis
Thesis no:11972
Thesis status:Complete
Number of Pages:1 Online-Ressource (95 Seiten)
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