Colonization and primary succession on glacier forelands and rock glaciers are analyzed by monitoring individuals (demographical assessment) or species (frequency counts or cover estimations) in permanent plots and by studies of species’ life history traits.

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Colonization and species replacement in permanent plots at different moraines of the Rotmoosferner glacier foreland (Obergurgl, Tyrol, Austria)
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Colonization and species replacement in permanent plots at different moraines of the Rotmoosferner glacier foreland (Obergurgl, Tyrol, Austria)
Colonization on the rock glacier Hochebenkar (Obergurgl, Tyrol, Austria)
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Rock glacier Hochebenkar (Obergurgl, Tyrol, Austria)

Colonization of artificially created areas along a successional gradient
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Colonization of artificially created areas along a successional gradient
Strategies of glacier foreland species
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Strategies of glacier foreland species
Population development of a pioneer species
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Population development of a pioneer species