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Advances in Global Change Research

Global Change and Mountain Regions

An Overview of Current Knowledge

Editors: Huber, Uli M., Bugmann, Harald K.M., Reasoner, Mel A. (Eds.)

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Mountain regions occupy about a quarter of the global terrestrial land surface and provide goods and services to more than half the humanity. Global environmental change threatens the integrity of these systems and their ability to provide the goods and services upon which humanity has come to depend. This book gives an overview of the state of research in fields pertaining to the detection, understanding and prediction of global change impacts in mountain regions. More than 60 contributions from paleoclimatology, cryospheric research, hydrology, ecology, and development studies are compiled in this volume, each with an outlook on future research directions.

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"The challenge of global climate change is engaging scientists across a wide range of disciplines and has become an important issue for politicians and environmental agencies around the world. … This book is an essential collection of papers on important mountain-directed themes. … The editors and contributors are to be congratulated on the production of this timely book which will be a key text in tackling the challenges posed by climate change." (Wishart Mitchell, Mountain Research and Development, Vol. 27 (1), 2007)


Table of contents (63 chapters)

Table of contents (63 chapters)
  • Introduction: The International Year of Mountains Challenge and Opportunity for Mountain Research

    Pages 1-8

    Hofer, Thomas

  • A Dynamical Perspective on High Altitude Paleoclimate Proxy Timeseries

    Pages 11-20

    Alverson, Keith (et al.)

  • Understanding the Spatial Heterogeneity of Global Environmental Change in Mountain Regions

    Pages 21-30

    Shafer, Sarah L. (et al.)

  • Ice Cores from Tropical Mountain Glaciers as Archives of Climate Change

    Pages 31-38

    Thompson, Lonnie G. (et al.)

  • The Contribution of Cosmogenic Nuclides to Unraveling Alpine Paleoclimate Histories

    Pages 39-49

    Gosse, John C.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Change and Mountain Regions
Book Subtitle
An Overview of Current Knowledge
Editors
  • Uli M. Huber
  • Harald K.M. Bugmann
  • Mel A. Reasoner
Series Title
Advances in Global Change Research
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3508-1
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3508-X
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3506-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3507-4
Series ISSN
1574-0919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 652
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