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Höhere Bundeslehr- und Forschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft Raumberg-Gumpenstein (Regular)

Operator: HBLFA Raumberg-Gumpenstein (AREC)
DEIMS Database: Gumpenstein
Contact: Renate Mayer; Andreas Bohner and Claudia Plank 

Site description

The Agricultural Research and Education Centre Raumberg-Gumpenstein (AREC) is situated in the Middle of Austria, in the Styrian Enns Valley. It is the largest institution of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management and driving-force for sustainable economizing in the region. AREC with its more than 310 employees comprises four institutes: the Institute of Livestock Research, the Institute of Plant Production and Cultural Landscape, the Institute of Animal Husbandry and Animal Health, the Institute of Organic Farming and Farm Animal Biodiversity, and a Technical Agrarian College with about 430 students.


 

Several test spots are situated in the LTSER Eisenwurzen region. AREC generates data from representative grassland sites in Austria (LTSER Region Eisenwurzen) concerning biodiversity with focus on landscape management, carbon stocks in grassland ecosystems, the impact of land-use change in grassland ecosystems on plant species richness, above-ground biomass production, root-shoot-ratios and nutrient retention in different grassland ecosystems. We collect new data from representative grassland sites in Austria concerning plant species richness at different intensities of management (abandoned grassland, extensively to intensively used grassland) and under different environmental conditions (soil-water regime, soil chemical properties) and altitudes (from the montane to the alpine belt). The Agricultural Research and Education Centre is specialized in research activities concerning multifunctional farm systems, complex landscape analysis in view of sustainable and efficient usage of natural potentials.

AREC offers a high expertise in dissemination of know-how not only for scientists, but also for farmers, practitioners, decision makers, stakeholders and the local population. Workshops, special trainings and national as well as international conferences are organized regularly by the Research and Education Centre, with overall several hundred participants each year. The researchers are involved in many national and international projects and responsible for the dissemination of research activities (several scientific publications every year).

Andreas Bohner is Head of Department Environmental Ecology, and primarily works in the field of biodiversity and land management, grassland ecology, grassland soils, phytosociology, soil-plant relationships, indicator values of grassland species, plant species richness and nature conservation. He is participating in various national and international research projects and networks dealing with biodiversity: for example the Austrian Soil Science Society, International Union of Soil Sciences, Austrian Society of Root Research as well as International Society of Root Research, scientific consultant at regional, national and international level).

Publications


  • Bohner A., Unterweger P., Rohrer V., Gantar E.-M., Sobotik M., Kappert R. (2013): Autochthonous Vaccinium myrtillus for Autochthonous Rural Value Creation? II: European Blueberry’s Soil Ecology and Root Systems.

  • Bohner A., Winter S., Kraml B. and Holzner W. (2013): Destructive and constructive effects of mudflows – primary succession and success of pasture regeneration in the Nature Park Sölktäler (Styria, Austria). In: 5 th Symposium for Research in Protected Areas. 10 to 12 June 2013, Mittersill. Conference Volume, 71-74.

  • Herndl M., Schink M., Kandolf M., Bohner A., Buchgraber K. (2013): Nährstoffauswaschung im Grünland in Abhängigkeit vom Wirtschaftsdüngungs- und Nutzungssystem. 15. Gumpensteiner Lysimetertagung 2013 - Lysimeterforschung als Bestandteil der Entscheidungsfindung, Irdning, 25-30, ISBN: 978-3-902559-90-6.

  • Hochegger K., Mayer R., Plank C., Bohner A., Schaumberger J. (2013): Utilization History of Alkaline Fens in the Natura 2000 Area Ödensee Salzkammergut New Strategies for Future Management.  5th Symposium for Research in Protected Areas, 10-12 June 2013, Mittersill, 299-306.

  • Weissensteiner C., Bohner A., Friedel J. (2013): Phosphor in österreichischen Grünlandböden. 68. ALVA-Tagung, LFZ für Wein- und Obstbau, 2013, 69-71.

  • Balas J., Gantar E-M., Bohner A., Mayer R. (2012): Vaccinium myrtillus zur nachhaltigen Nutzung und Förderung der regionalen Wertschöpfung I: Evaluierung  autochthoner Habitate und ihrer Begleitvegetation.

  • Bohner A., Gantar E-M., Kappert R., Sobotik M., Unterweger P. (2012): Vaccinium myrtillus zur nachhaltigen Nutzung und Förderung der regionalen Wertschöpfung II: Biochemische Analysen, Bodenökologie und Wurzelsystemanalysen von autochthonen Habitaten. 67. ALVA-Jahrestagung vom 4. - 5. Juni 2012 in Wien im LFZ für Gartenbau.

  • Mayer, R., Plank, C., Plank, B (2012): BE-Natur Transnational Management of Natura 2000 sites, in: Open Access book project: ""Protected Area Management"" Protected Area Management. Book edited by: Dr.sc. Barbara Sladonja, in progress. Institute of Agriculture and Tourism Poreč, Croatia.

  • Bohner A., Staringer F. (2011): Effects of abandonment of montane grassland on plant species composition and species richness - a case study in Austria. In: Grassland Science in Europe, Vol. 16, pp 604-606.

  • Heinrich, S., Krautzer, B., Graiss, W., Partl, C., Van der Pijll-Hermans, W., Moser, R., Halland, H., Naumann, U., Uhlig, C., Wagner, J., Jungmeier, M., Wetsels, V., Van Laarhoven, D., Peratoner, G., Guitton, M., Šimonovičová, J., Sieghartsleitner, K. (2011): European good practice report.

  • Herndl M. (2011): Einfluss von Schneeakkumulation und –schmelze auf die Grundwasserneubildung am Gebirgsstandort Stoderzinken.

  • Herndl M. (2011): Quantität, Qualität und Dynamik der Grundwasserneubildung am Almstandort Stoderzinken, aus: Projekt Nr. 100810 DAFNE, BMLFUW, Akronym DYnStoder.

  • Herndl M. (2011): Umsetzung und Weiterentwicklung eines technischen Versuchskonzeptes zur Quantifizierung des Einflusses der Erderwärmung auf Grünland; Monitoring Lysimeterstation Gumpenstein.

  • Prevosto B., Kuiters L., Bernhardt­Römermann M., Dölle M., Schmidt W., Hoffmann M., Uytvanck J., Bohner A., Kreiner D., Stadler J., Klotz S, Brandl R. (2011): Impacts of Land Abandonment on Vegetation: Successional Pathways in European Habitats. In: Folia Geobot 46, 303-325. DOI 10.1007/s12224-010-9096-z. published online. Springer Link.

  • Bohner A., Habeler H., Starlinger F., Suanjak M., (2010): Avalanches keep habitates open and species­rich in the montane and subalpine belt. eco.mont – Volume 2, Number 1, 57­61.

  • Buchgraber, K. Bohner, A., Häusler, J., Ringdorfer, F., Pöllinger, A., Resch, R., Schaumberger, J., Rathbauer (2010): Bewirtschaftungsmaßnahmen des Grünlandes zur Erhaltung einer vielfältigen Kulturlandschaft mit hoher Biodiversität. In:16. Alpenländisches Expertenforum 2010, pp 49 – 56.

  • Buchgraber, K., Pötsch, E.M., Bohner, A., Häusler, J., Ringdorfer, F., Pöllinger, A., Resch, R., Schaumberger, J., Rathbauer, J. (2010): Maßnahmen zur Erhaltung und Förderung der Kulturlandschaft im Alpenraum. Tagungsband zur 10. Tagung - Landtechnik im Alpenraum - der Höheren Bundeslehr- und Forschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft, Landtechnik und Lebensmitteltechnologie Francisco Josephinum Wieselburg, Feldkirch, ART-Schriftenreihe 12, Mai 2010, 65-74.

  • Hochegger, K., Pock, B., Bohner, A., Greiter, S., Habeler, H., Schaumberger, J. (2010): Kurzfassung Managementplan Europaschutzgebiet Ödensee.

  • Bohner, A., Habeler, H., Starlinger, F., Suanjak, M. (2009): Artenreiche montane Rasengesellschaften auf Lawinenbahnen des Nationalparks Gesäuse (Österreich). Tuexenia 29: 97-120.

  • Krautzer B., Pötsch E.M. (2009): The use of semi­natural grassland as donor sites for the restoration of high nature value areas. Proceedings of the 15th European Grassland Federation Symposium Brno, Czech Republik, 7­9 September 2009. Cagas B., Radek M., Nedelnik J. (edi­tors): Alternative Functions of Grassland, Grassland Science in Europe Vol 14, 478­492.

  • Pötsch, E.M., Buchgraber, K., Resch, R., Häusler, J., Ringdorfer, F., Pöllinger, A., Rathbauer, J., Amon, T. (2009): Extensively used grassland as a basis of low input livestock systems and as aresource of energy and raw materials. 15th Symposium EGF 2009 "Alternative functions of grassland", Grassland Science in Europe, Vol 14, 428-431. 

  • Bohner A. (2008): The importance of avalanche tracks from an ecological point of view. In: MONITORI08 - systems behind a safer environment, Irdning, pp 83-88. 

  • Bohner A., (2008): Relationship between vascular plant species richness and soil chemical properties of alpine meadows and pastures. Grassland Science in Europe, Vol. 13, Uppsala, Sweden, 81­83.

  • Bohner, A., G. Gottschlich (2008): Ein bemerkenswerter Fund von Hieracium ctenodon (Asteraceae) aus der Steiermark, Österreich. Neilreichia 5: 233-244.

  • Kollarits, s., Wergles, N., Maurer, L., Mayer, R., Plank, C., Corsini, A.,Rachoy, C., Siegel, H., Tosoni, D., Sulzenbacher, U., Mair, V. (2008): MONITOR Hazard Monitoring for Risk Assessment and Risk Communication, Vienna.

  • Buchgraber, K. (2007): Multifunktionales Grünlandmanagement im Alpenraum. Sammelband anlässlich der wissenschaftlichen Konferenz zum Thema „Multifunktionale Grünlandbewirtschaftung und Nutzung in LFA (less favoured areas) im Forschungsinstitut für Rinderzucht, Rapotin, Tschechien, 13.11.2007, ISBN: 978-80-87144-00-8, 4-11.

  • Pötsch, E.M. (2007): Low Input Farming Systems and livestock production - grassland and dairy farming in Austria. Proceedings of the Summer University at Ranco, Italy, 33-38.

  • Mayer, R., Stadler, M. (2006): NEPROVALTER Network of the local agricultural production for the valorisation and the knowlege of the Alpine Area, Auszüge aus: Project brochure,.