Landscape Development and Climate Change in Southwest Bulgaria (Pirin Mountains)

  • Karsten Grunewald
  • Jörg Scheithauer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Karsten Grunewald, Jörg Scheithauer
    Pages 1-10
  3. Karsten Grunewald, Jörg Scheithauer
    Pages 11-31
  4. Karsten Grunewald, Jörg Scheithauer
    Pages 33-60
  5. Karsten Grunewald, Jörg Scheithauer
    Pages 61-121
  6. Karsten Grunewald, Jörg Scheithauer
    Pages 123-135
  7. Karsten Grunewald, Jörg Scheithauer
    Pages 137-148
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 149-161

About this book

Introduction

Landscape Development and Climate Change in Southwest Bulgaria aims to address some of the current limitations in our understanding of past Balkan climate and environment. High mountains and their ecosystems offer an outstanding opportunity for studies on the impact of climate change. The Balkan Mountains in Southeast Europe, situated at the transition between temperate and Mediterranean climate, are considered as very sensitive to historical and current global changes. The geoarchives lake sediment, peat and soil, long living trees and glaciers have been used to reconstruct the climatically-driven change of forest and treeline during the Holocene and the younger past. These processes are interrelated with complex ecological changes, as for example the seasonality of climate parameters. The landscape research approach with the analyses through multi-palaeo-geoecological proxies is new for the Balkans.

Keywords

Balkan paleoenvironment Climate analyses Dendroecology of Pinus heldreichii Glacieret Treeline

Authors and affiliations

  • Karsten Grunewald
    • 1
  • Jörg Scheithauer
    • 2
  1. 1.Leibniz Institute of Ecological and RegiDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Landscape Research CentreDresdenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9959-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9958-7
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9959-4
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