Welcome to the website of the long-term socio-ecological research site
Matschertal/Val di Mazia!

In 2014 the Matschertal /Val di Mazia has been accepted as a research site of the long-term ecological research (LTER) network. Over the past decade, a number of studies and measuring campaigns have been conducted in this valley, located in the heart of the Alps of northern Italy. Continuous monitoring and recording of biotic and abiotic parameters allow scientists to observe climate and land-use changes over a long-term period.


iNaturalists wanted!

The citizen science project iNaturalist is finally connected with our LTSER site Matsch|Mazia! We invite you to record your observations of plants and animals and to share them with the community! Species will be determined and discussed together!


LTER Italy conference 28.-30.05.2018

Eurac research and the LT(S)ER site Matsch/Mazia hosted the annual meeting and conference of LTER Italy for the first time. There participated 80 scientists coming from all over Italy!

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Nomination for the "Euregio environment price" 2016!

The joint project of EURAC and Nature Museum South Tyrol "Living biodiversity" has been nominated for the Environment Price 2016. "Living Biodiversity" ranked among the 10 best of the 63 submitted projects!

Winners and nominated projects for the Environment Price 2016