15. Restoration of Arctic–Alpine Ecosystems

  1. Jelte van Andel4 and
  2. James Aronson5
  1. Bernhard Krautzer1,
  2. Christian Uhlig2 and
  3. Helmut Wittmann3

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118223130.ch15

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

How to Cite

Krautzer, B., Uhlig, C. and Wittmann, H. (2012) Restoration of Arctic–Alpine Ecosystems, in Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition (eds J. van Andel and J. Aronson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118223130.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 4

    University of Groningen, Community and Conservation Ecology Group, P.O. Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, the Netherlands

  2. 5

    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-U.M.R. 5175), Centre d'Écologie Fonctionnelle et Évolutive (CEFE), 1919 route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    Federal Research and Education Centre, Raumberg-Gumpenstein, 8952 Irdning, Austria

  2. 2

    Bioforsk, Norwegian Institute for Agriculture and Environmental Research, Division of Arctic Agriculture and Land Use, P.O. Box 2284, 9269 Tromsø, Norway

  3. 3

    Institute for Ecology, Johann-Herbst-Strasse 23, A-5026 Elsbethen/Salzburg, Austria

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444336351

Online ISBN: 9781118223130



  • restoration of Arctic–alpine ecosystems;
  • Arctic–alpine environments, and the absence of trees;
  • Arctic and subarctic, temperature regime;
  • Arctic and alpine, vegetation cover in erosion prevention;
  • restoration targets, limitations;
  • biodiversity maintenance, in agrarian, environmental policy;
  • Arctic–alpine, biophysical and climatic limits to plant growth;
  • commonly used restoration techniques, Arctic–alpine;
  • binding guidelines, for ecological restoration


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Threats and Disturbances

  • Restoration Targets and Limitations

  • Restoration Approaches

  • Perspectives

  • Appendix: Websites