Global Change and Mountain Regions

An Overview of Current Knowledge

  • Uli M. Huber
  • Harald K. M. Bugmann
  • Mel A. Reasoner

Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: The International Year of Mountains Challenge and Opportunity for Mountain Research

  3. Paleoenvironmental changes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-10
    2. Keith Alverson, Christoph Kull, G. W. K. Moore, Patrick Ginot
      Pages 11-20
    3. Sarah L. Shafer, Patrick J. Bartlein, Cathy Whitlock
      Pages 21-30
    4. Lonnie G. Thompson, Mary E. Davis, Ping-Nan Lin, Ellen Mosley-Thompson, Henry H. Brecher
      Pages 31-38
    5. Atle Nesje, Svein Olaf Dahl, Øyvind Lie, Jostein Bakke
      Pages 51-60
    6. J. Overpeck, K. B. Liu, C. Morrill, J. Cole, C. Shen, D. Anderson et al.
      Pages 83-92
    7. Richard W. Battarbee, Simon Patrick, Martin Kernan, Roland Psenner, Hansjoerg Thies, Joan Grimalt et al.
      Pages 113-121
    8. Neil L. Rose, Handong Yang, Pilar Fernández, Joan O. Grimait
      Pages 123-132
    9. Antonio Lara, Alexia Wolodarsky-Franke, Juan Carlos Aravena, Ricardo Villalba, Maria Eugenia Solari, Liliana Pezoa et al.
      Pages 145-156
    10. Ricardo Villalba, Mariano H. Masiokas, Thomas Kitzberger, José A. Boninsegna
      Pages 157-166
  4. Cryospheric changes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-168
    2. Mark B. Dyurgerov
      Pages 177-184
    3. Bernard Francou, Pierre Ribstein, Patrick Wagnon, Edson Ramirez, Bernard Pouyaud
      Pages 197-204
    4. Andreas Kääb, John M. Reynolds, Wilfried Haeberli
      Pages 225-234
    5. Regine Hock, Peter Jansson, Ludwig N. Braun
      Pages 243-252
  5. Hydrological changes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-254
    2. Christoph Schär, Christoph Frei
      Pages 255-266
    3. Stefan Uhlenbrook, Jens Didszun, Chris Leibundgut
      Pages 297-307
    4. Robert Kirnbauer, Günter Blöschl, Peter Haas, Gabriele Müller, Bruno Merz
      Pages 309-320
    5. José M. García-Ruiz, Teodoro Lasanta, Blas Valero, Carlos Martí, Santiago Beguería, Juan I. López-Moreno et al.
      Pages 321-330
    6. Joachim Gurtz, Herbert Lang, Mark Verbunt, Massimiliano Zappa
      Pages 343-354
  6. Ecological changes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-366
    2. Eva M. Spehn, Christian Körner
      Pages 393-400
    3. Erich Tasser, Ulrike Tappeiner, Alexander Cernusca
      Pages 409-420
    4. Jill S. Baron, Koren R. Nydick, Heather M. Rueth, Brenda Moraska Lafrançois, Alexander P. Wolfe
      Pages 429-436

About this book


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.


Climatology Frost Paleoclimatology Precipitation Smog Snow Transport climate change ecology ecosystem ecosystems environmental change hazard

Editors and affiliations

  • Uli M. Huber
    • 1
  • Harald K. M. Bugmann
    • 2
  • Mel A. Reasoner
    • 3
  1. 1.University of BernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Swiss Federal Institute of TechnologyZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.The Mountain Research InitiativeBernSwitzerland

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