Alpine Research Centre Obergurgl

Publications  

Forschung am Blockgletscher - Methoden und Ergebnisse

Nikolaus Schallhart, Brigitta Erschbamer (eds.)
Alpine Research Centre Obergurgl - volume 4
ISBN 978-3-902936-58-5
198 pages, many illustrations
2015, innsbruck university press • iup
price: 24.90 Euro
 

cover Buch 4The Alpine Research Centre presents its 4th book from the series Lebensräume im inneren Ötztal (habitats in the inner Ötz valley). Forschung am Blockgletscher – Methoden und Ergebnisse (Research on rock glaciers – methods and results) takes a closer look at these giant monuments of ice and debris, focusing on the rock glaciers near Obergurgl. Flow velocity, microclimate, hydrology and vegetation are discussed and recent monitoring methods are introduced. The book is written in German language but contains abstracts in English.

For index and chapters go here (text is written in German, however abstracts are provided in English).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Klima, Wetter, Gletscher im Wandel

Eva-Maria Koch, Brigitta Erschbamer (eds.)
Alpine Research Centre Obergugl – volume 3

ISBN 978-3-902811-89-9
218 pages, many illustrations
2013, innsbruck university press • iup
price: 25.90 Euro

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In the third publication of the series ‘Habitats in the inner Ötztal valley’ we are presenting long-term monitoring data of different habitats of the Ötztal valley and Tyrol and the respective methods of measurement. The book includes studies on mass balance, length and volume changes of glaciers, weather and microclimate data of several research sites near Obergurgl and long-term hydrological data of the Ötztaler Ache.

 

For index and chapters go here (text is written in German, however abstracts are provided in English).

 

 


 

 

An den Grenzen des Waldes und der menschlichen Siedlung

Eva-Maria Koch, Brigitta Erschbamer (eds.)

Alpine Research Centre Obergurgl - volume 2
ISBN 978-3-902811-40-0
brosch., 224 pages, many illustrations
2012, innsbruck university press • iup
price: 25.90 Euro  

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Alpine meadows, mixed forests with pines and larches, dwarf shrub heaths – a closer look at the alpine region where the timberline adjoins human settlements reveals a multitude of habitats. The inner Ötztal valley is an impressive example of constant alternation of cultural and natural landscape due to human land-use since thousands of years.

This publication presents the current state of research on these special habitats, including the influence of agricultural land-use on plant composition of alpine meadows, the importance of field names as an aid of orientation and code for communication, the historical evolution of the region revealed by archaeological findings and analysis of tree cores, and many other issues.

 

For index and chapters go here (text is written in German, however abstracts are provided in English).

 


 

Glaziale und periglaziale Lebensräume im Raum Obergurgl 

Eva Maria Koch, Brigitta Erschbamer (eds.)
ISBN 978-3-902719-50-8
304 p., numerous coloured pictures, 6 inserts
2010, innsbruck university press • iup
Price: 29.90 Euro

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The Alpine Research Centre Obergurgl (AFO) has published the first volume of the series "Habitats in the inner Oetz valley". The new book "Glaziale und periglaziale Lebensräume im Raum Obergurgl", edited by E.-M. Koch & B. Erschbamer, is written in German with abstracts in English. It includes results of numerous actual studies on glacier and glacier foreland ecology (flora, fauna, fungi, aquatic habitats, soils, life on the ice) as well as contributions on climate and geology of the high alpine sites in the inner Oetz valley, an interpretation of the vegetation history and an article on historical records from the 17th to the 20th century.

The book is adressed to all scientifically interested people and can ideally be used as excursion guide.

 

For index and chapters go here (text is written in German, however abstracts are provided in English).

 

All four publications of the Alpine Research Centre Obergurgl from the series "Habitats in the inner Ötztal valley" are now available. You can order it from the publishing company, innsbruck university press (iup), or from amazon. You can also purchase it directly from the University Centre Obergurgl (contact: Nikolaus Schallhart).

 


 

 

Booklet 'Alpine research in the region of Obergurgl'

The Alpine Research Centre produced a booklet embracing the different fields of research which are performed in the region of Obergurgl. Basis are the chapters of the book publications of the AFO (see above). The booklet is available in English and German. To receive a pdf of the booklet please click here

 This is an extended Version of the booklet with content of the recently released  Book "Forschung am Blockgletscher - Methoden und Ergebnisse".

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Annual reports of the Alpine Research Centre Obergurgl (German language)

 

Poster in A3 Format

A map showing the monitoring sites is shown here. Another version of the poster including team photos is shown here. The posters are in german language. For further information, please contact Klaus.Schallhart@uibk.ac.at

 

 

 Future Research Oetztal 2020

 Future Research Oetztal 2020 - a new research plan for the Oetz valley

The Alpine Research Centre, the Nature Park Oetztal and the Department of Conservation of Tyrol developed a new research plan, which chief aim is to increase (applied) research in the region.

  

Some press reports about the AFO:

  • Tiroler Tageszeitung - Wissenswert, October 2009 (de) pdf
  • Tiroler Tageszeitung - Article about the Open Day at the AFO, May 2010 (de) pdf
  • Standard - Article about the Alpine Research Centre, July 2010 (de) pdf