Past Human Impact on Flora and Vegetation

Human activity was and is a crucial factor, which governs the development of plant communities and ecosystems in the Alps and adjacent mountain ranges since the last Ice Age 15000 years ago. In mutual collaboration with archaeologists and historians we study the interaction of past human societies with flora and vegetation as well as its implications with climate to understand the moulding of the cultural landscape.

The Environment and Lifestyle of the Neolithic Glacier Mummy "Ötzi"
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The Environment and Lifestyle of the Neolithic Glacier Mummy "Ötzi"
The Ultimate Last Meal of the Neolithic Glacier Mummy "Ötzi"
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The ultimate last meal of the Neolithic Glacier Mummy "Ötzi"
The Neolithic Agricultural Regime in the Inner Alps
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The Neolithic Agricultural Regime in the Inner Alps
ALPO - Alpine Land Use at Obergurgl (Tyrol, Austria) 
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ALPO - Alpine Land Use at Obergurgl (Tyrol, Austria)
HiMAT – The History of Mining Activities in the Tyrol and Adjacent Areas - Impact on Environment & Human Societies: Palaeo-Ecology and Subsistence Strategies in Mining
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HiMAT – The History of Mining Activities in the Tyrol and Adjacent Areas
The plant remains of the "Ice-maiden", the Inca mummy from Mt. Ampato, Peru
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The plant remains of the "Ice-maiden", the Inca mummy from Mt. Ampato, Peru
CCA - Climatic Change in the Alps: 10´000 years of climatic and human impact in the Silvretta Massif between the Paznaun Valley (Austria) and the Lower Engadine (Switzerland) (2010-2013)
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CCA - Climatic Change in the Alps: 10´000 years of climatic and human impact in the Sivretta Massif
BRU - The History of the vegetation and cultural landscape during the Early Bronze Age in Bruszczewo, Poland (2004-2011)
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BRU - The History of the vegetation and cultural landscape during the Early Bronze Age in Bruszczewo, Poland
NBS - Palaeoecological Studies within the Prehistorical Pile-dwelling and Settlement Hot-Spot at Lake Nussbaumersee, Thurgovia (Switzerland) (2008-2013)
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NBS - Palaeoecological Studies within the Prehistorical Pile-dwelling and Settlement Hot-Spot at Lake Nussbaumersee, Thurgovia (Switzerland) (2008-2013)
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