Impact of Global Changes on Mountains: Responses and Adaptation

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Mountain regions encompass nearly 24% of the total land surface of the earth and are home to approximately 12% of the world's population; they are very crucial in terms of their ecosystem services that sustain human society both in highlands and the lowlands. During recent years, the traditional resource-use-structure in high mountain areas has changed mainly in response to globalizing economy and increased population. As a result, mountain regions are passing through a process of rapid environmental change, with increased ...

Impact of Global Changes on Mountains: Responses and Adaptation 2014, CRC Press, Boca Raton

ISBN-13: 9781482208900

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