Sustainable Mountain Regions: Challenges and Perspectives in Southeastern Europe

  • Boian Koulov
  • Georgi Zhelezov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Sustainable Policies in Mountain Regions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Boian Koulov, Mariyana Nikolova, Georgi Zhelezov
      Pages 3-15
    3. Miriam L. Weiß, Christian Hoffmann, Thomas Streifeneder
      Pages 17-31
  3. Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services: Adaptation to Climate Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Miglena Zhiyanski, Alexander Gikov, Stoyan Nedkov, Petar Dimitrov, Lora Naydenova
      Pages 53-65
    3. Alexander Dountchev, Momchil Panayotov, Nickolay Tsvetanov, Petar Zhelev, Stefan Yurukov
      Pages 67-76
    4. Osman Cenk Demiroglu, Mustafa Tufan Turp, Tugba Ozturk, Nazan An, Mehmet Levent Kurnaz
      Pages 77-88
  4. Mountain Economies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Vasil Marinov, Mariana Assenova, Elka Dogramadjieva
      Pages 107-122
    3. George Panagiotopoulos, Loukas-Moysis Misthos, Dimitris Kaliampakos
      Pages 123-136
  5. Mountain Ecology, Risks and Protected Areas

  6. Population and Heritage Challenges

About this book


Central to this edited volume is the proposition that the mountainous border region of Southeastern Europe needs to become a special target of European Union scale, regional development policy-making. Vivid case studies from eleven Central and Southeast European states present diverse perspectives on this region’s physical geography, economy and demographics and demonstrate the integrative potential of the geographic perspective in mountain research. Europe as a whole has a lot to gain from a “sustainable mountains” policy, especially in Southeast Europe. In their focus on the sustainable development of such areas, the chapters consider regional development policy, ecosystem services assessment, small-scale tourism, and forestry management.

This book will be of interest to a wide audience, including academics, students, and practitioners in the fields of geography, ecology, and environmental studies.


Mountain regions in souteastern Europe Sustainable regional development policies in mountains Sustainable mountain tourism Ecosystem services assessment and natural resources Landscapes regulation and hazard prevention capacity Mountain ecology and protection

Editors and affiliations

  • Boian Koulov
    • 1
  • Georgi Zhelezov
    • 2
  1. 1.Nat. Inst. of Geophy, Geodesy, & GeograpBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Nat Inst of Geophy,Geodes & GeographyBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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