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Global Environmental Change: Challenges to Science and Society in Southeastern Europe

Selected Papers presented in the International Conference held 19-21 May 2008 in Sofia Bulgaria

  • Vesselin Alexandrov
  • Martin Felix Gajdusek
  • C. Gregory Knight
  • Antoaneta Yotova

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. KEYNOTES

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stoytcho Panchev, Tatiana Spassova
      Pages 3-9
    3. Lučka Kajfež Bogataj
      Pages 21-38
    4. Marieta P. Staneva
      Pages 39-49
  3. GLOBAL CHANGE AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN SEE

  4. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

  5. IMPACTS ON SOCIETY AND ECONOMY

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Plamen Mishev, Milkana Mochurova
      Pages 193-200
    3. Liri Muçaj, Eglantina Bruci, Vangjel Mustaqi
      Pages 201-210
    4. Jussi Paatero, Blagorodka Veleva, Juha Hatakka
      Pages 229-234
  6. FROM GLOBAL TO LOCAL AND VICE VERSA

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 275-278

About these proceedings

Introduction

This book comprises selected papers presented during the International Conference "Global Environmental Change: Challenges for Science and Society in South-Eastern Europe" held 19-21 May 2008 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The conference goal was to assess recent knowledge on global environmental change and related impacts in countries of the Balkan and neighboring southeastern European region. The focus on this region is due to the present sensitivity to global change and the anticipated increased sensitivity in the future.

The intention of this volume is to provide an updated summary of the Conference presentations which are aimed at a wide audience of readers including, university teachers, researchers, decision-makers of different administrative units, managers of relevant companies.

"Global Environmental Change: Challenges for Science and Society in South-Eastern Europe" begins with and Introduction and four keynote chapters giving a more general perspective of the conference topics. The chapters encompass results from studies on climate change, land use change, changes in the carbon and water cycles, air quality, etc. Beyond the work of scientists and actions of governments, civil society has a major stake in dealing with environmental changes including actions to address, resulting impacts and to exploit new opportunities.

Keywords

Climate modeling Cloud Economy and climate Environmental impacts Environmental policies Precipitation Society and climate Southeastern Europe Weather Weather and climate climate change environmental change

Editors and affiliations

  • Vesselin Alexandrov
    • 1
  • Martin Felix Gajdusek
    • 2
  • C. Gregory Knight
    • 3
  • Antoaneta Yotova
    • 4
  1. 1.HydrologyNational Institute of Meteorology &SofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Office (ASO Sofia)Austrian Science & Research LiaisonSofiaBulgaria
  3. 3.Dept. GeographyPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  4. 4.HydrologyNational Institute of Meteorology &SofiaBulgaria

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