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The Carpathians: Integrating Nature and Society Towards Sustainability

  • Jacek Kozak
  • Katarzyna Ostapowicz
  • Andrzej Bytnerowicz
  • Bartłomiej Wyżga
  • Provides an interdisciplinary approach

  • Explores ways to generate value for the Carpathian mountain region

  • Gives a new insight into the Carpathian mountain region


Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Also part of the Environmental Science book sub series (ENVSCIENCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jacek Kozak, Katarzyna Ostapowicz, Andrzej Bytnerowicz, Bartłomiej Wyżga
    Pages 1-11
  3. Abiotic Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Adrian Grozavu, Sergiu Pleşcan, Cristian Valeriu Patriche, Mihai Ciprian Mărgărint, Bogdan Roşca
      Pages 31-44
    3. János Attila Tóth, Péter Tamás Nagy, Zsolt Krakomperger, Zsuzsa Veres, Zsolt Kotroczó, Sándorné Kincses et al.
      Pages 77-88
    4. Anita Bokwa, Agnieszka Wypych, Zbigniew Ustrnul
      Pages 89-109
    5. Anna Pribullová, Miroslav Chmelík, Jozef Pecho
      Pages 111-130
    6. Marián Melo, Milan Lapin, Hana Kapolková, Jozef Pecho, Anna Kružicová
      Pages 131-150
    7. Janusz Siwek, Bartłomiej Rzonca, Barbara Jaśkowiec, Joanna Plenzler, Eliza Płaczkowska
      Pages 151-159
    8. Nicu-Constantin Tudose, Mihai-Daniel Niţă, Ion Clinciu
      Pages 179-181
  4. Forests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Katarína Střelcová, Dagmar Magová, Peter Fleischer, Erika Gömöryová
      Pages 191-208
    3. Emil Marinescu, Ioan Eustaţiu Marinescu, Alina Vlăduţ, Sidonia Marinescu
      Pages 225-238

About this book


The Carpathians are a distinct mountain chain in the core of Central and Eastern Europe holding valuable biological resources and a rich cultural heritage. The last twenty years have witnessed an increasing awareness of the Carpathians’ value for European society and strengthened research cooperation in the region, especially after the enlargement of the European Union in 2004 and 2007.

This book presents a wide range of problems related to sustainable development in the Carpathian region that were discussed during the 1st Forum Carpaticum held in 2010 in Kraków, Poland. The four sections of the book deal with various issues related to the abiotic environment, forests and biodiversity, human activities, and research methods allowing a better understanding of the past, present and future of the Carpathians.

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacek Kozak
    • 1
  • Katarzyna Ostapowicz
    • 2
  • Andrzej Bytnerowicz
    • 3
  • Bartłomiej Wyżga
    • 4
  1. 1.Inst. Geography & Spatial ManagementJagiellonian University Inst. Geography & Spatial ManagementKrakowPoland
  2. 2.Inst. Geography & Spatial ManagementJagiellonian University Inst. Geography & Spatial ManagementKrakowPoland
  3. 3.Forest Fire LaboratoryPacific Southwest Research StationRiversideUSA
  4. 4.Polish Academy of SciencesInstitute of Nature ConservationKrakowPoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Carpathians: Integrating Nature and Society Towards Sustainability
  • Editors Jacek Kozak
    Katarzyna Ostapowicz
    Andrzej Bytnerowicz
    Bartłomiej Wyżga
  • Series Title Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Series Abbreviated Title Environ Sci Eng
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-12724-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-51975-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-12725-0
  • Series ISSN 1863-5520
  • Series E-ISSN 1863-5539
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 717
  • Number of Illustrations 222 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nature Conservation
    Sustainable Development
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