Tag Archives: Roads

More about roadside vegetation

Roadsides host more plant species than the natural vegetation. That is the stunning conclusion I draw in my previous post. While this difference is clear on low elevations, it vanishes as we get higher in the mountains, ending in similar … Continue reading

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Changes in the mountains

Mountains are increasingly important islands of nature in our rapidly changing world. They contain some of the most diverse biodiversity hotspots in the world, have a high aesthetic value and their conservation even has a lot of economic importance. There … Continue reading

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A line-shaped ecosystem

Roadsides are wonderful. Over only a span of a few meters, the vegetation changes completely. A line-shaped ecosystems that differs in all imaginable conditions from the natural, undisturbed vegetation next to it. Over the pace of only a few footsteps, … Continue reading

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