Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions

Southeastern Europe

Editors: Zhelezov, Georgi (Ed.)

  • Focuses on the problems experienced by mountain regions in Southeastern Europe
  • Identifies the research basis, models and strategies for sustainable development of the mountain regions in Southeastern Europe
  • Covers the organization and management of the international scientific network for mountain research in Southeastern Europe
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The mountain regions in Southeastern Europe are unique natural regions of great beauty and ecological value, and home of the head waters of major rivers. They constitute a major ecological, economic, cultural, recreational and living environment in Europe, shared by numerous cultures and countries. The Southeastern European Mountain Regions are an important reservoir for biodiversity and habitats in Europe. A great number of protected areas – national parks, nature parks, reserves and nature monuments are located in these regions. From a socio-economic point of view the mountain regions are among the poorest areas in the Southeastern European countries, but they have potential for the implementation of successful economic activities. There are opportunities for development of these regions and, in particular, for trans-border integration and co-operation.

This book brings together research results from experts from all Balkan countries working on the problems of the mountain regions in Southeastern Europe. The volume focuses on the challenges taking place along the rapid transformation in land use, biodiversity, tourism, nature risk and bio-productivity due to the global changes and particularly due to the local impacts of climate change. The key questions for discussion are:

- Biodiversity, nature protection and conservation

- Natural disasters and risk management

- Social-economical development of the mountain regions

- Spatial planning in the development of the mountain regions

- Sustainable practices and politics for land use

- Transborder co-operation.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Scientific Research Basis for Sustainable Development of the Mountain Regions: Main Concepts and Basic Theories

    Nikolova, Mariyana

    Pages 3-7

  • Solar Activity – Climate Change and Natural Disasters in Mountain Regions

    Radovanovic, Milan

    Pages 9-17

  • Mass Movement Processes Under Changing Climatic and Socioeconomic Conditions

    Hagen, Karl (et al.)

    Pages 19-29

  • Mountains and Mountain Regions in Bulgaria

    Kroumova, Yulia

    Pages 33-39

  • The Natural Potential of Mountains in Bulgaria and Its Sustainable Use

    Yordanova, Marina (et al.)

    Pages 41-62

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eBook $139.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-8994-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions
Book Subtitle
Southeastern Europe
Editors
  • Georgi Zhelezov
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0131-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0131-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-8994-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 291
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