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Mountain Landscapes in Transition

Effects of Land Use and Climate Change

  • With important contributions from international researchers associated with global mountain research initiatives

  • Bridges wider knowledge gaps about changing world mountain systems as a result of climate and land use change

  • Accessible for government officials, policy makers, scientific community, NGOs and community leaders

Part of the book series: Sustainable Development Goals Series (SDGS)

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Table of contents (32 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii
  2. The World’s Mountains in the Anthropocene

    • Udo Schickhoff, Maria Bobrowski, Suraj Mal, Niels Schwab, R.B. Singh
    Pages 1-144
  3. Climate Change and Response Processes of Mountain Environments

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 145-147
    2. Spatial Variations and Long-Term Trends (1901–2013) of Rainfall Across Uttarakhand Himalaya, India

      • Suraj Mal, Manohar Arora, Abhishek Banerjee, R.B. Singh, Christopher A. Scott, Simon K. Allen et al.
      Pages 163-183
    3. Spatio-Temporal Heterogeneity in Glaciers Response Across Western Himalaya

      • Saurabh Kaushik, Pawan Kumar Joshi, Tejpal Singh, Mohd Farooq Azam
      Pages 185-206
    4. Glaciers, Climate and People: Holocene Transitions in the Stubai Valley

      • Andrea Fischer, Lucia Felbauer, Andrina Janicke, Kay Helfricht, Helene Hoffmann, Eva-Maria Wild
      Pages 267-287
    5. Distance from Retreating Snowfields Influences Alpine Plant Functional Traits at Glacier National Park, Montana

      • Martha E. Apple, Macy K. Ricketts, Alice C. Martin, Dennis J. Moritz
      Pages 331-348
    6. Environmental Drivers of Species Composition and Tree Species Density of a Near-Natural Central Himalayan Treeline Ecotone: Consequences for the Response to Climate Change

      • Niels Schwab, Birgit Bürzle, Jürgen Böhner, Ram Prasad Chaudhary, Thomas Scholten, Udo Schickhoff
      Pages 349-370
    7. Conifer Growth During Warming Hiatus in the Altay-Sayan Mountain Region, Siberia

      • Viacheslav I. Kharuk, Sergei T. Im, Il’ya A. Petrov
      Pages 385-401
    8. Climate-Induced Fir (Abies sibirica Ledeb.) Mortality in the Siberian Mountains

      • Viacheslav I. Kharuk, Sergei T. Im, Il’ya A. Petrov, Alexander S. Shushpanov, Maria L. Dvinskaya
      Pages 403-416

About this book

This book compiles available knowledge of the response of mountain ecosystems to recent climate and land use change and intends to bridge the gap between science, policy and the community concerned.

The chapters present key concepts, major drivers and key processes of mountain response, providing transdisciplinary orientation to mountain studies incorporating experiences of academics, community leaders and policy-makers from developed and less developed countries. The book chapters are arranged in two sections. The first section concerns the response processes of mountain environments to climate change. This section addresses climate change itself (past, current and future changes of temperature and precipitation) and its impacts on the cryosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and human-environment systems.

The second section focuses on the response processes of mountain environments to land use/land cover change. The case studies address effects of changing agriculture and pastoralism, forest/water resources management and urbanization processes, landscape management, and biodiversity conservation.

The book is designed as an interdisciplinary publication which critically evaluates developments in mountains of the world with contributions from both social and natural sciences.


Keywords

  • Mountains of the World
  • Climate Variability and Change
  • Land Use / Cover Dynamics
  • Mountain Responses
  • Degradation of Mountain Environments

Editors and Affiliations

  • CEN Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability, Institute of Geography, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

    Udo Schickhoff

  • (Deceased) Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economy, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

    R.B. Singh

  • Department of Geography, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

    Suraj Mal

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-70238-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)