Global Change and Protected Areas

  • Guido Visconti
  • Martin Beniston
  • Emilio D. Iannorelli
  • Diego Barba

Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Michele Brunetti, Letizia Buffoni, Franca Mangianti, Maurizio Maugeri, Teresa Nanni
    Pages 11-17
  3. Michele Brunetti, Daniele Gambetti, Guido Lo Vecchio, Teresa Nanni
    Pages 19-27
  4. Michele Brunetti, Letizia Buffoni, Maurizio Maugeri, Teresa Nanni
    Pages 29-36
  5. Erik R. Hauge
    Pages 109-117
  6. R. A. Pielke, T. N. Chase, J. Eastman, L. Lu, G. E. Liston, M. B. Coughenour et al.
    Pages 119-126
  7. Filippo Giorgi, Raquel Francisco
    Pages 127-139
  8. Antonella Balerna, Enrico Bernieri, Maurizio Chiti, Ubaldo Denni, Adolfo Esposito, Antonietta Frani
    Pages 141-146
  9. Antonella Balerna, Enrico Bernieri, Adolfo Esposito, Massimo Pecci, Claudio Smiraglia
    Pages 147-152
  10. Vladimir Dauvalter, Tatyana Moiseenko, Ludmila Kagan
    Pages 187-194
  11. Thomas Mathis, Franziska Keller, Adrian Möhl, Lucia Wick, Heike Lischke
    Pages 195-208
  12. Karl Reiter, Karl Hülber, Georg Grabherr
    Pages 219-228
  13. Manes Fausto, Blasi Carlo, Anselmi Silvia, Giannini Monica
    Pages 271-279
  14. Manes Fausto, Capogna Francesca, Giannini Maria Antonietta, Silli Valerio
    Pages 281-288
  15. Edward A. D. Mitchell, Daniel Gilbert, Alexandre Butler, Philippe Grosvernier, Christer Albinsson, Hàkan Rydin et al.
    Pages 301-310
  16. A. Siegenthaler, E. A. D. Mitchell, E. Van Der Heijden, A. Buttler, Ph. Grosvernier, J. M. Gobat
    Pages 311-321
  17. Georg Grabherr, Michael Gottfried, Harald Pauli
    Pages 331-345
  18. Philippe R. Grosvernier, Edward A. D. Mitchell, Alexandre Buttler, Jean-Michel Gobat
    Pages 347-356
  19. Sandra Notaro, Giovanni Signorello
    Pages 359-372
  20. R. Krishnamoorthy, J. Devasenapathy, M. Thanikachalam, S. Ramachandran
    Pages 373-392
  21. Leandro D’Alessandro, Maurizio D’Orefice, Massimo Pecci, Claudio Smiraglia, Renato Ventura
    Pages 425-433
  22. Leandro D’Alessandro, Maurizio D’Orefice, Massimo Pecci, Renato Ventura
    Pages 435-444
  23. Loretta Gratani, Maria Fiore Crescente, Alessandra Rossi, Anna Rita Frattaroli
    Pages 489-493
  24. Barbara Tomassetti, Guido Visconti, Tiziana Paolucci, Rossella Ferretti, Marco Verdecchia
    Pages 513-521
  25. Back Matter
    Pages 523-523

About this book


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 century. Secondly, high mountains still comprise the most natural ecosystems in many countries, being largely untouched by human settlements and agricultural influences, Therefore, climatic effects on ecosystems can be studied without masking effects from human land use. Thirdly, high mountain ranges are present in virtually every major zonobiome of the earth. The research initiative GLORIA aims to establish an urgently needed global monitoring network, by using high mountain ecosystems as sensitive indicators, as required in the “IGBP-Mountain Workplan” [9]. Moreover, a deeper understanding of assemblagemechanisms andassemblage processes in vegetation patterns as a contribution to ecological theory can be expected. This paper gives a short general overview about GLORIA and a first outline about the concept, method, and some few results of the “Multi Summit-Approach”, one of the basic intentions within the proposed network. It aims to encourage the involvement of high mountain researchers and research co-ordinators in a detailed discussion of the proposed research activities and in a co-operation within the planned global monitoring network.


Flora Frost Global warming Precipitation Scale biodiversity biosphere climate change environment environmental change hydrology vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Guido Visconti
    • 1
  • Martin Beniston
    • 2
  • Emilio D. Iannorelli
    • 3
  • Diego Barba
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of L’AquilaL’AquilaItaly
  2. 2.University of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland
  3. 3.Regione AbruzzoL’AquilaItaly
  4. 4.Parco Scientifico e Tecnologico d’AbruzzoL’AquilaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5686-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-48051-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0919
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