LTSER Zone Atelier Alpes - France

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Site Name
LTSER Zone Atelier Alpes
Short name
LTSER ZAA
Country
France
Site Description
The LTSER Zone Atelier Alpes is a research platform that embraces all the French Alps as defined by the European Alpine Convention. The platform hosts several sites dedicated to the long term monitoring of social-ecological systems : one GLORIA site (FR-AME), a large set of permanent plots located along several elevational transects (ORCHAMP project), a network of sentinel alpine pastures, etc. Infrastructures regroups all facilities and observatories maintained by the academic community Univ. Grenoble Alpes. More intensive research investigations concern three master sites: (1) the 'Lautaret-Galibier' master site includes the Station Alpine J. Fourier, an alpine field station member of the Anaee network (2) the 'Arves-Mont Blanc' master site ranges from urbanized valleys to the highest summit of Europe (3) the 'alpine trench Grenoble-Chambéry-Annecy' master site is a large area encompassing the urbanized valleys of the western border of the French Alps (Grenoble-Chambéry-Annecy) and nearby mountain ranges (Vercors, Chartreuse, Belledonne & Bauges). The LTSER Zone Atelier Alpes belongs to LTER-France network and is located in south eastern France.
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General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
2008
Purpose
Our research aims at better understanding the links between climate changes, ecological dynamics, and socio-economic trajectories of mountain landscapes. The LTSER platform fosters collaborative transdisciplinary research involving a range of natural and social scientists (ecologists, agronomists, climatologists, sociologists) and key regional stakeholders from the agriculture, tourism and nature conservation sectors. A particular attention is devoted to the following questions: the relationships between climate, land management and mountain biodiversity and its effects on the provision of ecosystem services, the long-term (Holocene) dynamics of human-nature interactions in the Alps and its legacy on current landscapes, the adaptation and resilience of mountain territories to climate and socio-economic changes.
Parameters
agricultural parameter
atmospheric parameter
atmospheric parameter » precipitation intensity
atmospheric parameter » snow depth
biological parameter
biological parameter » biological oxygen demand
biological parameter » canopy cover rate
biological parameter » canopy growth rate
biological parameter » canopy height
biological parameter » leaf area
biological parameter » leaf area ratio
biological parameter » leaf nutrient
biological parameter » plant cover
biological parameter » plant height
biological parameter » tree age
biological parameter » tree diameter
biological parameter » tree height
chemical parameter » nutrient availability
chemical parameter » percent carbon
chemical parameter » percent organic carbon
ecosystem parameter
ecosystem parameter » above ground net primary production
ecosystem parameter » canopy gap area
ecosystem parameter » deadwood decaying rate
ecosystem parameter » diversity index
ecosystem parameter » ecosystem structure
ecosystem parameter » floristic diversity
ecosystem parameter » forest structure
ecosystem parameter » microbial diversity
ecosystem parameter » naturalness
ecosystem parameter » normalized vegetation index
ecosystem parameter » plant species composition
ecosystem parameter » soil microbial diversity
ecosystem parameter » species abundance
ecosystem parameter » species composition
ecosystem parameter » species richness
ecosystem parameter » species turnover
ecosystem parameter » tree distribution
environmental parameter » abiotic heterogeneity
genetic parameter
genetic parameter » allele frequency
landscape parameter
landscape parameter » land cover
landscape parameter » land use
landscape parameter » landscape composition
soil parameter
soil parameter » carbon-to-nitrogen ratio
soil parameter » dissolved organic nitrogen in soil
soil parameter » soil acidity
soil parameter » soil moisture content
soil parameter » soil moisture field capacity
soil parameter » soil nutrient
soil parameter » soil respiration
soil parameter » soil solute amount
soil parameter » soil solution concentration
water parameter
water parameter » chlorophyll content of water
water parameter » conductivity
water parameter » lake level
water parameter » lake temperature
water parameter » oxygen saturation
water parameter » water depth
water parameter » water level
water parameter » water temperature
water parameter » water transparency
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Geographic
Size
1000000.00ha
Elevation (average)
1800.00msl
Elevation (min)
200.00msl
Elevation (max)
4807.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
AnaEEThe affiliation of this site with "AnaEE" is not verified.
LTER France (LTER_EU_FR_001)This site is a verified "LTER France" member.
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