Search for dissertations about: "alpine"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 57 swedish dissertations containing the word alpine.

  1. 1. Competitive performance prediction of elite alpine skiers

    Author : Robert Nilsson; Christer B. Malm; Apostolos Theos; Ann-Sofie Lindberg; Richard A. Ferguson; Örjan Ekblom; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Competitive performance; FIS points; alpine skiing; alpine skiers; physiological test results; anthropometric variables; multivariate data analysis; multivariate statistics; principal component analysis; orthogonal projections to latent structures; individual profiling; Sports Medicine; idrottsmedicin;

    Abstract : Introduction: The overall aim of this doctoral thesis was to identify physiological and anthropometric variables valid for prediction of competitive performance in alpine skiing (indicated by FIS points).Method: Paper I-III in this doctoral thesis followed an experimental, hypothesis-generating design which included both junior and senior elite alpine skiers. READ MORE

  2. 2. Effects of herbivory on arctic and alpine vegetation

    Author : Åsa Lindgren; Ove Eriksson; Jon Moen; Anders Angerbjörn; Ingibjörg S Jónsdóttir; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; herbivory; reindeer; rodents; functional traits; plant species composition; arctic; alpine; tundra; seed limitation; Carex bigelowii; Biology; Biologi; Plant Ecology; växtekologi;

    Abstract : The distribution of plant species and functional traits in alpine and arctic environments are determined by abiotic conditions, but also by biotic interactions. In this thesis, I investigate interactions among plants and herbivory effects on plant community composition and plant functional traits in three different regions: Swedish Lapland, Beringia (USA/Russia) and Finnmark (Norway). READ MORE

  3. 3. The zoo-geomorphological impact of fossorial rodents in sub-polar alpine environments

    Author : Bert Eriksson; Jan Boelhowers; John Östh; Hanna Ridefelt; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; zoo-geomorphology; fossorial rodents; sub-polar; alpine; geomorphic work; ecosystem engineers; Physical geography; Naturgeografi; Geography; Geografi;

    Abstract : The geomorphological impact of small fossorial mammals (adapted to digging and living underground), such as rodents can be significant, and both their direct and indirect effects may contribute to landscape formation. This thesis is based on empirical field studies of two burrowing rodent species in sub-polar environments, namely invasive House mice (Mus musculus) on sub-Antarctic Marion Island and Norwegian lemmings (Lemmus lemmus) in sub-Arctic Abisko. READ MORE

  4. 4. Alpine lake sediment archives and catchment geomorphology : causal relationships and implications for paleoenvironmental reconstructions

    Author : Lena Rubensdotter; Gunhild Rosqvist; Ingmar Borgström; Eve Arnold; Jens-Ove Näslund; Catherine Souch; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; alpine lakes; geomorphology; lacustrine sedimentation; slope processes; glaciofluvial; Holocene; Swedish Lapland; Physical geography; Naturgeografi;

    Abstract : Lake sediments are frequently used as archives of climate and environmental change. Minerogenic sediment variability in alpine lakes is often used to reconstruct past glacier and slope process activity. Alpine lake sediments can however have many different origins, which may induce errors in paleoenvironmental reconstructions. READ MORE

  5. 5. Mosses as mediators of climate change : implications for tree seedling establishment in the tundra

    Author : Signe Lett; Ellen Dorrepaal; David Wardle; Marie-Charlotte Nilsson; Vigdis Vandvik; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; arctic; alpine; B. pubescens; bryophytes; competition; facilitation; mosses; P. sylvestris; precipitation changes; seedlings; traits; tree line; warming;

    Abstract : Alpine and arctic tree line expansion depends on the establishment of tree seedlings above the current tree line, which is expected to occur with climate warming. However, tree lines often fail to respond to higher temperatures. Other environmental factors are therefore likely important for tree seedling establishment. READ MORE