Key Issues for Mountain Areas

Author: Martin F. Price,Libor Jansky,Andrei A. Iatsenia

Publisher: United Nations University Press

ISBN: 9280811029

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 273

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Mountain areas cover a quarter of the Earth's land surface, with 26 percent of the global population living in them or very close by.Mountain people and mountain environments are particularly threatened by global environmental change and economic and political forces. A disproportionate number of conflicts occur in mountain regions, and their inhabitants include many of the poorest and most vulnerable in the world.How can we preserve fragile mountain ecosystems that provide critical goods and services, while improving the conditions of those who live there? This book explores these issues, with particular emphasis on appropriate institutions and policies for sustainable mountain development. The book includes information from the Bishkek Global Mountain Summit, the concluding global event of the International Year of Mountains 2002.
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Mountain Geography

Physical and Human Dimensions

Author: Martin F. Price

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520254317

Category: Science

Page: 378

View: 8398

Mountain Geography is a comprehensive resource that gives readers an in-depth understanding of the geographical processes that occur in the world's mountains and the impact of these regions on culture and society. The volume begins with an introduction that defines mountains, followed by a comprehensive treatment of their physical geography, including origins, climatology, snow and ice, landforms and geomorphic processes, soils, vegetation, and wildlife. The concluding chapters discuss the human geography of mountains and our attitudes toward them, populations in the mountain regions and their livelihoods and interactions within dynamic environments, the diversity of mountain agriculture, and the challenges of sustainable mountain development. -- Book Jacket.
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Global Change and Mountain Regions

An Overview of Current Knowledge

Author: Uli M. Huber,Harald K.M. Bugmann,Mel A. Reasoner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140203508X

Category: Science

Page: 652

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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 sixty contributions from paleoclimatology, cryospheric research, hydrology, ecology, and development studies are compiled in this volume, each with an outlook on future research directions. The book will interest meteorologists, geologists, botanists and climatologists.
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Climate of the Romanian Carpathians

Variability and Trends

Author: Dana Magdalena Micu,Alexandru Dumitrescu,Sorin Cheval,Marius-Victor Birsan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319028863

Category: Science

Page: 213

View: 4493

This book is a comprehensive climatic monograph, which addresses one of the most complex mountain environments in Europe, the Carpathians Chain, focusing on the branches that lie over Romania. The volume aggregates high quality input data, state-of-the-art techniques, regional analysis and overview perspectives, while addressing the spatial and temporal patterns of the main climatic elements. The study covers the period 1961-2010, for the present climate, while the perspective is extended up to 2050. The main climatic elements (e.g. air temperature, precipitation, wind) are analyzed, but some specific variables like snow depth and snow cover are also examined, both in terms of average behaviour and extreme characteristics. This is the first synthesis addressing the climate of this mountain region, and it provides useful information for scientists, mountain stakeholders, decision-makers and general public.
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Environmental Management in the Mountains

Report of the International Symposium on Mountain Environmental Management

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Environmental protection

Page: 69

View: 9599

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Mountain Area Research and Management

Integrated Approaches

Author: Martin F. Price

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113656098X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 6776

This book brings together scientists and practitioners from five continents to present their experience in undertaking activities that contribute to our understanding and informed management of mountain areas. In particular, they address the challenges of working in interdisciplinary teams and of effectively involving stakeholders. The result is a powerful book that integrates research from different disciplines in the natural and social sciences, and in some cases indigenous knowledge, to address the question of how knowledge is gained about mountain areas and how can it be integrated and used in effective management. A comprehensive introduction covers the challenges in mountain area research and management, and the need for integrated approaches. This is followed by chapters that look at key areas of mountain research and management over the past 25 years, covering inter-and trans-disciplinary research, subsistence cultures and sustainable development, innovations in watershed management and biodiversity conservation. Subsequent chapters cover key areas of research and management on five continents with a focus on comparison of common challenges and solutions across regions. The concluding chapter brings these experiences together. Published with Parks Canada
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Institutionalizing Common Pool Resources

Author: Dinesh K. Marothia

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788170229810

Category: Commons

Page: 746

View: 7214

This Volume Presents A Unique Interdisciplinary Assembly Of Thoughts In Which Agricultural Scientists, Fisheries Scientists, Forestry Experts, Alternative Medicine Systems Experts, Environmental And Resource Economists Among Others Have Addressed Their Tasks Focussing On Institutions As A Crosscutting Theme In Their Writings On Sustainable Use Of Common Pool Resources.
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Mountain Environments and Communities

Author: Don Funnell,Romola Parish

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134677367

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 4795

Mountain Environments and Communities explains the background physical environment and then explores the environmental and social dimensions of mountain regions. This critical review of the concepts currently employed in mountain research, draws upon a wide range of examples from developed and developing countries. The dynamics of mountain life are described through both historical accounts of village-based systems and examples of the contemporary impact of global capital and sustainable development strategies.
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Growth, poverty alleviation, and sustainable resource management in the mountain areas of South Asia

proceedings of the international conference held from 31 January-4 February, 2000 in Kathmandu, Nepal

Author: Jürgen Richter,International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development,Deutsche Stiftung für Internationale Entwicklung. Zentralstelle für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft

Publisher: N.A


Category: Himalaya Mountains Region

Page: 590

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Mountain Environments

Author: Romola Parish

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582419117

Category: Science

Page: 348

View: 3162

This book breaks the ground in Geographical texts by transcending a strictly regional or topical focus. It presents the opportunities and constraints that mountains and their resources offer to local and global populations; the impacts of environmental and economic change, development and globalisation on mountain environments. Part of the Ecogeography series edited by Richard Hugget
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Climate Variability and Change in High Elevation Regions: Past, Present & Future

Author: Henry F. Diaz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402013867

Category: Science

Page: 283

View: 3097

Glaciers in the Andes are particularly important natural archives of present and past climatic and environmental changes, in significant part because of the N-S trend of this topographic barrier and its influence on the atmospheric circulation of the southern hemisphere. Strong gradients in the seasonality and amount of precipitation exist between the equator and 30° S. Large differences in amount east and west of the Andean divide also occur, as well as a change from tropical summer precipitation (additionally modified by the seasonal shift of the circulation belts) to winter precipitation in the west wind belt (e. g. , Yuille, 1999; Garraud and Aceituno, 2001). The so-called 'dry axis' lies between the tropical and extra tropical precipitation regimes (Figure 1). The high mountain desert within this axis responds most sensitively to the smallest changes in effective moisture. An important hydro-meteorological feature on a seasonal to inter-annual time-scale is the occurrence of EN SO events, which strongly control the mass balance of glaciers in this area (e. g. , Wagnon et ai. , 2001; Francou et ai. , in press). The precipitation pattern is an important factor for the interpretation of climatic and environmental records extracted from ice cores, because much of this information is related to conditions at the actual time of precipitation, and this is especially so for stable isotope records. Several ice cores have recently been drilled to bedrock in this area. From Huascanin (Thompson et ai. , 1995), Sajama (Thompson et ai.
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Agroforestry in Mountain Development

Management of Mountain Watershed and Forest Resources

Author: Antonius P. Y. Djogo

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agroforestry

Page: 21

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Water Resources Research in Northwest China

Author: Yaning Chen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940178017X

Category: Science

Page: 444

View: 381

This book examines the possible impacts of climate change on hydrology and water resources in the vast arid region of Northwest China, which is one of the world’s largest arid places. The first chapter offers an introductory discussion of the physical geography and socioeconomic conditions in the region. Chapters 2 through 7 discuss the climate system and hydrologic system changes in the region, and assess some implications of these changes in relation to potential evapotranspiration, the hydrological cycle and spatiotemporal variations of the snow cover and glaciers as measured via remote sensing, geographic information systems, and statistical analysis. Chapters 8 and 9 focus on model description and experimental design for interpreting the hydro-climatic process, emphasizing the integration of water, climate, and land ecosystems through field observations and computer-based simulations. Chapter 10 examines some extreme hydrological events and presents a study using the historical trend method to investigate the spatial and temporal variability of changing temperature and precipitation extremes in the hyper-arid region of Northwest China. A concluding chapter discusses possible strategies for sustainable watershed management. The contributors are acknowledged experts who bring broad, relevant experience on water resources research in China’s cold and arid regions. The lessons of this volume will prove useful for understanding arid areas elsewhere in the world.
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Mountain Geoecology and Sustainable Development of the Tibetan Plateau

Author: Du Zheng,Qingsong Zhang,Shaohong Wu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792366881

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 393

View: 1954

This book is a summary of the major achievements resulting from those integrated research projects on the Tibetan Plateau that have been carried out in particular over the last decade. It covers the fundamental issues regarding geoecology and sustainable mountain development on the Plateau. The first part discusses the evolution and differentiation of physical environments, uplifting, environmental changes, and natural zonation of the Plateau. The second part focuses respectively on environments, ecosystems, and sustainable development. The third part contains case studies on Namjabarwa Mountains, Hengduan Mountains, Qiangtang Plateau, and Kunlun Mountains. Audience: The book is geared to the needs of policy makers, geographers, professors, environmental managers, and researchers at a graduate level.
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Daily Report

People's Republic of China

Author: United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service

Publisher: N.A


Category: China

Page: N.A

View: 8119

Posted in China

Energy use in mountain areas

trends and patterns in China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan

Author: Kamal Rijal,International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 282

View: 2509

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