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High mountains can be considered as particularly appropriate environments to detect effects ofclimate change on natural biocoenoses in a global scale for the following reasons: Firstly, ecosystems at the l- temperature limits of plant life are generally thought to be especially sensitive to climate change [1][2][3]. An already ongoing upward shift of vascular plants at high summits in the Alps, determined by the Austrian IGBP-research [4][5][6][7][8], is most likely a response to the atmospheric warming since the 19th ...

Global Change and Protected Areas 2010, Springer, Dordrecht

ISBN-13: 9789048156863


Global Change and Protected Areas 2001, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands

ISBN-13: 9780792369189

2001 edition