Ski Resorts And Reptiles: Studying The Impacts
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February 2017

reptiles ski runs

In general, they found that the effect of ski disturbances varied across different species. The researchers found more pronounced disturbances among specialist species. Skinks generally avoided ski runs and they showed a preference for more "structurally complex habitat types."

Ski runs result in an "extreme structural simplification" of natural habitat. They provide only limited cover for reptiles in which to hide or escape from predators. They also leave reptiles exposed to more extreme weather conditions.

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