Stubai – Kaserstattalm

The research site Stubai-Kaserstattalm is located in the Stubai valley on a southeast exposed slope at an elevation of 1,810 to 1,980 m a.s.l. It includes managed and abandoned hay meadows and pastures as well as subalpine forest. The monitoring stations are powered year-round using solar-power. Research at the site combines long-term monitoring with targeted experiments for understanding the effects of land-use and climate changes (including the impacts of extreme drought and rainfall events) as well as plant traits on ecosystem processes such as productivity, greenhouse gas emissions, nutrient cycling, the water balance and plant-soil-interactions.

The research site Kaserstattalm is part of the LTER mastersite Stubai within the LTSER platform Tyrolean Alps and LTER Austria.


Recent projects

Recent publications

  • HARRIS E., DIAZ-PINES E., STOLL E., SCHLOTER M., SCHULZ S., DUFFNER C., LI K., MOORE K.L., INGRISCH J., REINTHALER D., ZECHMEISTER-BOLTENSTERN S., GLATZEL S., BRÜGGEMANN N. & BAHN M. (2021):  Denitrifying pathways dominate nitrous oxide emissions from managed grassland during drought and rewetting. Science Advances 7:6, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abb7118  
  • KELLY R., […] BAHN M. et al. (2021): Climatic and evolutionary contexts are required to infer plant life history strategies from functional traits at a global scale. Ecology letters 24 (5): 970–983,
  • WEILAND S. O., DETCHAROEN M., SCHLICK-STEINER B.C. & STEINER F.M. (2021): No influence of antibiotic on locomotion in Drosophila nigrosparsa after recovery, but influence on microbiome, possibly mediating wing-morphology Change. bioRxiv,
  • DETCHAROEN M., ARTHOFER W., JIGGINS F.M., STEINER F.M. & SCHLICK-STEINER B.C. (2020): Wolbachia affect behavior and possibly reproductive compatibility but not thermoresistance, fecundity, and morphology in a novel transinfected host, Drosophila nigrosparsa. Ecology and Evolution 10,
  • DETCHAROEN M., SCHILLING M.P., ARTHOFER W., SCHLICK-STEINER B.C. & STEINER F.M. (2020): Differential gene expression in Drosophila melanogaster and D. nigrosparsa infected with the same Wolbachia strain. bioRxiv,
  • INGRISCH J., KARLOWSKY S., HASIBEDER R., GLEIXNER G. & BAHN M. (2020): Drought and recovery effects on belowground respiration dynamics and the partitioning of recent carbon in managed and abandoned grassland. Global Change Biology 26: 4366-4378
  • JIAN J., BAHN M., WANG C., BAILEY V.L. & BOND-LAMBERTY B. (2020): Prediction of annual soil respiration from its flux at mean annual temperature. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 287, No. 107961, http:​/​/​/10.1016​/j.agrformet.2020.107961
  • KATTGE J., BÖNISCH G., DÍAZ S., […], BAHN M. et al. (2020): TRY plant trait database - enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology 26: 119–188 
  • LIAO H. & PAL R. W., NIINEMETS Ü., BAHN M., CERABOLINI B. E. L. & PENG S. (2020): Different functional characteristics can explain different dimensions of plant invasion success. Journal of Ecology 109 (3): 1524–1536,     
  • OBERHUBER W., BENDLER U., GAMPER V., GEIER J., HÖLZL A., KOFLER W., KRISMER H., WALDBOTH B. & WIESER G. (2020): Growth trends of coniferous species along altitudinal transects in the Central European Alps indicate decreasing sensitivity to climate warming. Forests 11:2, No. 132,
  • PASCHALIS A., FATICHI S., ZSCHEISCHLER J., CIAIS P., BAHN M. et al. (2020): Rainfall‐manipulation experiments as simulated by terrestrial biosphere models: where do we stand? Global Change Biology 26: 3336–3355
  • RAMMIG A., BAHN M., VERA C. et al. (2020): Adaptive capacity of coupled social-ecological systems to absorb climate extremes. In: SILLMANN J., SIPPEL S., RUSSO S.: Climate Extremes and Their Implications for Impact and Risk Assessment. Amsterdam [u.a.]: Elsevier., ISBN 978-0-12-814895-2, pp. 257–278
  • SHIKLOMANOV A.N., COWDERY E.M., BAHN M. et al. (2020): Does the leaf economic spectrum hold within plant functional types? A Bayesian multivariate trait meta‐analysis. Ecological Applications 30/3, No. e02064
  • STEINWANDTER M. & SEEBER J. (2020): The buffet is open: Alpine soil macro-decomposers feed on a wide range of litter types in a microcosm cafeteria Experiment. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 144, 107786
  • THOMAS H.J.D., BJORKMAN A.D., MYERS-SMITH I.H., […], BAHN M. et al. (2020): Global plant trait relationships extend to the climatic extremes of the tundra biome. Nature Communications 11: 1351
  • THONICKE K., BAHN M., LAVOREL S., BARDGETT R.D., ERB K., GIAMBERINI M., REICHSTEIN M., VOLLAN B. & RAMMIG A. (2020): Advancing the understanding of adaptive capacity of social‐ecological systems to absorb climate extremes. Earths Future 8/2, No. e2019EF001221, http:​/​/​/10.1029​/2019EF001221
  • VAN SUNDERT K, BRUNE V., BAHN M., DEUTSCHMANN M., HASIBEDER R., NIJS I. & VICCA S. (2020): Post-drought rewetting triggers substantial K release and shifts in leaf stoichiometry in managed and abandoned mountain grasslands. Plant and Soil

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