Progress in Understanding the Dynamics of Carpathian Abiotic Environment

  • Bartłomiej WyżgaEmail author
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


This book section comprises a selection of studies on various abiotic components of the Carpathian environment, modifications of these components under the influence of global changes and impacts of these changes on the management of the mountain areas. Modern, GIS-based approach to the analysis of natural hazards such as landslides and soil erosion is presented. Changes in the properties of forest soil are considered in respect to climatically conditioned alterations in the amount of leaf litter and wood debris. Various aspects of the twentieth-century climate change in the Polish and Slovak Carpathians are presented. Hydrochemical characteristics of spring and stream waters in small flysch catchments are analyzed with regard to controlling factors. The chapters included in this section present three studies from Poland, three from Slovakia, two from Romania, one from the Czech Republic and one from Hungary.


Soil Erosion Landslide Susceptibility Landslide Susceptibility Assessment Wood Debris Foothill Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Nature ConservationPolish Academy of SciencesKrakówPoland

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