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High Mountain Conservation in a Changing World

Editors: Catalan, Jordi, Ninot, Josep M, Aniz, Merce (Eds.)

  • Unique case studies from the Pyrenees providing a view of the main processes involved in the ecosystem shifts in the high mountains
  • In-depth research into the high mountain experiencing increasing temperatures causing shifts related to atmospheric chemical deposition, land use, and species invasion
  • A study of how high mountains hold the largest areas for nature conservation, and in many countries are still considered a wilderness
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This book provides case studies and general views of the main processes involved in the ecosystem shifts occurring in the high mountains and analyses the implications for nature conservation. Case studies from the Pyrenees are preponderant, with a comprehensive set of mountain ranges surrounded by highly populated lowland areas also being considered.

The introductory and closing chapters will summarise the main challenges that nature conservation may face in mountain areas under the environmental shifting conditions.  Further chapters put forward approaches from environmental geography, functional ecology, biogeography, and paleoenvironmental reconstructions. Organisms from microbes to large carnivores, and ecosystems from lakes to forest will be considered.

This interdisciplinary book will appeal to researchers in mountain ecosystems, students and nature professionals.

This book is open access under a CC BY license.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • The High Mountain Conservation in a Changing World

    Catalan, Jordi (et al.)

    Pages 3-36

  • Trade-offs in High Mountain Conservation

    Lloret, Francisco

    Pages 37-59

  • Molecular Biogeography of the High Mountain Systems of Europe: An Overview

    Schmitt, Thomas

    Pages 63-74

  • The Beginning of High Mountain Occupations in the Pyrenees. Human Settlements and Mobility from 18,000 cal BC to 2000 cal BC

    Gassiot Ballbè, Ermengol (et al.)

    Pages 75-105

  • The Role of Environmental Geohistory in High-Mountain Landscape Conservation

    Pèlachs, Albert (et al.)

    Pages 107-129

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-55982-7
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price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55981-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
High Mountain Conservation in a Changing World
Editors
  • Jordi Catalan
  • Josep M Ninot
  • Merce Aniz
Series Title
Advances in Global Change Research
Series Volume
62
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55982-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55982-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55981-0
Series ISSN
1574-0919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 413
Number of Illustrations and Tables
28 b/w illustrations, 86 illustrations in colour
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