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Global Change and Mountain Regions

An Overview of Current Knowledge

  • Uli M. Huber
  • Harald K. M. Bugmann
  • Mel A. Reasoner

Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Ecological changes

    1. Harald Bugmann, Bärbel Zierl, Sabine Schumacher
      Pages 477-487
    2. Daniel B. Fagre, Steven W. Running, Robert E. Keane, David L. Peterson
      Pages 489-500
    3. Lisa J. Graumlich, Lindsey A. Waggoner, Andrew G. Bunn
      Pages 501-508
  2. Human Dimensions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 509-510
    2. Martin F. Price
      Pages 521-529
    3. David I. McCracken, Sally Huband
      Pages 573-582
    4. Hans Hurni, Hanspeter Liniger, Urs Wiesmann
      Pages 593-603
    5. Hans Schreier
      Pages 617-625
    6. Astrid Björnsen, Ulli Huber, Mel Reasoner, Bruno Messerli, Harald Bugmann
      Pages 637-650
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 651-652

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Climatology Frost Paleoclimatology Precipitation Smog Snow Transport climate change ecology ecosystem ecosystems environmental change hazard

Editors and affiliations

  • Uli M. Huber
    • 1
  • Harald K. M. Bugmann
    • 2
  • Mel A. Reasoner
    • 3
  1. 1.University of BernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Swiss Federal Institute of TechnologyZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.The Mountain Research InitiativeBernSwitzerland

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