publication . Master thesis . 2005

Ecological Impacts of Reindeer Herding in Oulanka National Park

Fischer, Helgard;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
The impacts of reindeer grazing on Cladonia lichen ranges have been receiving increasing attention from both scientists and the general public. Often, grazing pressure is seen as too high and as endangering lichen vegetation ecosystems. During the PAN Park verification process in Oulanka National Park in north-eastern Finland, a study was requested to evaluate the condition of lichen ranges and, if needed, to make recommendations for improvements. In addition to the requested information, this thesis examined the situation of other reindeer winter food plants and the role of Oulanka National Park as part of the pasture area of Alakitka reindeer herding associati...
Subjects
free text keywords: Baumflechten, reindeer, lichen, finland, grazing pressure, scots pine forest, Ren [gnd], Rentierflechte [gnd], Finnland <Nordost> [gnd], Überweidung [gnd], Erico-Pinetea [gnd], ddc:570
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