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Global Change and Mountain Regions

Global change and mountain regions
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Année de publication2005
Publié parMountain Research Initiative MRI
c/o Institute of Geography, University of Berne
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Maison d'éditionSpringer
Lieu de publicationZurich/CH
Nombre de pages650
Prix€ 160,5.- (excl. postage)
Mountain regions occupy about a quarter of the global terrestrial land surface and provide goods and services to more than half the humanity. Global environmental change threatens the integrity of these systems and their ability to provide the goods and services upon which humanity has come to depend. This book gives an overview of the state of research in fields pertaining to the detection, understanding and prediction of global change impacts in mountain regions. More than 60 contributions from paleoclimatology, cryospheric research, hydrology, ecology, and development studies are compiled in this volume, each with an outlook on future research directions.
Series: Advances in Global Change Research, Vol. 23