Full text of this article is only available in PDF format.

Marketta Hoogesteger (email)

Kasvillisuuden muuttuminen Koilliskairan autiotupien ympärillä.

Hoogesteger M. (1976). Kasvillisuuden muuttuminen Koilliskairan autiotupien ympärillä. Silva Fennica vol. 10 no. 1 article id 4932. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a14774

English title: Changes in vegetation around refuge huts in Koilliskaira forest area in Finnish Lapland


The area of Koilliskaira, situated in the eastern part of Finnish Lapland, is a popular venue for hikers. The present work examines the change of vegetation around 35 refuge huts in the area. The indigenous vegetation was found to conform to the various heath forest types common to forests in Lapland and continental subalpine mountain birch forest types, principally dry or fairly dry heath forest.

According to the study, the change in vegetation showed a clear positive correlation with the number of summer visitors. The dwarf shrubs and lichens were the most susceptible to trampling, and the grasses the least so. Both resilient and susceptible species were to be found among the mosses. The incoming hemerophilous flora was seen to consist principally of species known to accompany Lappish settlement in the area, and only occasional cases of alien species were noted.

The PDF includes a summary in English.

Original keywords
kasvillisuus; Lappi; kulutuskestävyys; Koilliskaira; autiotuvat; retkeily

English keywords
vegetation; Finland; Lapland; trampling; recreation; refuge huts; hiking

Published in 1976

Views 1921

Available at https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a14774 | Download PDF

Creative Commons License CC BY-SA 4.0

Click this link to register to Silva Fennica.
Log in
If you are a registered user, log in to save your selected articles for later access.
Contents alert
Sign up to receive alerts of new content

Your selected articles
Send to email
Hoogesteger M., (1976) Changes in vegetation around refuge huts in Koil.. Silva Fennica vol. 10 no. 1 article id 4932 (remove) | Edit comment
Your search results