Review on renewable energies and ecosystem service impacts

Are hydropower plants impacting natural hazard protection? How far windmills impact bird and bats populations? Does the use of forest biomass impact the recreational value of forests? Do ground mounted photovoltaic installations seal soil surfaces? A scientific literature review adresses these and many other questions on ecosystem service impacts of renewable energy sources. This review was rechently […]

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About Richard Hastik

As a geographer it is interesting to be confronted with different views regarding the balance between preservation and use of natural resources in the Alps. _Richard Hastik, assisting in questions regarding ecosystem services and situation analysis

Literature review on Renewable Energies and Ecosystem Service impacts

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Which species are particularly sensible to the use of forest biomass in the Alps? How does the use full tree harvesting impact the productivity of alpine soils? Do biogas facitlities fit to the structure of alpine agriculture? How are wind mills experienced by tourists in the context alpine landscape aesthetics? Do ground mounted photovoltaics seal […]

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About Richard Hastik

As a geographer it is interesting to be confronted with different views regarding the balance between preservation and use of natural resources in the Alps. _Richard Hastik, assisting in questions regarding ecosystem services and situation analysis

Publication on Renewable Energy and Ecosystem Services

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How do Forest Biomass, Agricultural Biomass, Hydropower, Wind Energy, Photovoltaic and Geothermal Energy impact Ecosystem Services? Which importance do the specific energy sources actually have in the Alpine Area? Which are the main impact dimensions of each energy source and on which factors do they depend upon? Do scientific guidelines on environmental impacts address Ecosystem […]

hastik

About Richard Hastik

As a geographer it is interesting to be confronted with different views regarding the balance between preservation and use of natural resources in the Alps. _Richard Hastik, assisting in questions regarding ecosystem services and situation analysis

Renewable Energy – Chances or conflicts?

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Renewable Energy is often seen as chance, for instance to solve global environmental problems, to strengthen regional economies, to cope communal budget crises or as vehicle for new, participative governance-approaches. However, in mountainous areas such as the Alps renewable energies also have to cope with particular dichotomies such as high energy potential versus high biodiversity […]

hastik

About Richard Hastik

As a geographer it is interesting to be confronted with different views regarding the balance between preservation and use of natural resources in the Alps. _Richard Hastik, assisting in questions regarding ecosystem services and situation analysis