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Editors: John G. Schmidt
Book Description:
This new book presents topical research in the study of the Alpine environment with a focus on geology, ecology and conservation. Topics discussed include aquatic insects of remote Alpine lakes; the socio-economics of conservation in the Alps; the genetic diversity and population structure of Alpine plants endemic to the Tibetan plateau and climate change impacts on Alpine basins. (Imprint: Nova Press)


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Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-x

Aquatic Insects of Remote Alpine Lakes: Taxonomic Composition, Ecological Patterns and Seasonal Dynamics in Altitudinal Environmental Gradient (Tatra Mts, Slovakia);pp. 1-46
(Zuzana Čiamporová-Zaťovičová, Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia)

Herbaceous Species to Control the Alpine Soil Erosion: Field and Laboratory Experimental Tests;pp. 47-83
(Elena Comino, Paolo Marengo, Valentina Rolli, Department of Land, Environment and Geoengineering, Applied Ecology, Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

Estimation of Growing Season Length in Alpine Areas: Effects of Snow and Temperatures;pp. 85-134
(Arvid Odland, Telemark University College, Norway)

Socioeconomics of Conservation in the Alps;pp. 135-152
(Birgit Bednar-Friedl, Doris A. Behrens, Michael Getzner, Department of Economics, University of Graz, Universitaetsstrasse, Graz, Austria, and others)

The Alpine Environment and Anthropisation of the Landscape in the Western Pyrenees (Spain) during the Holocene;pp. 155-172
(Maria-Jose Iriarte-Chiapusso, Alvaro Arrizabalaga, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain)

Tectonic Control on the Evolution of the Middle Triassic Platforms in the Alpine-Carpathian-Dinaric Region (Differences in the Evolution of Two Opposite Shelves of the Neotethys Ocean);pp. 173-189
(Felicitasz Velledits,)

Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Alpine Plants Endemic to Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, with Implications for Conservation under Global Warming;pp. 191-204
(Yupeng Geng, John Cram, Yang Zhong, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, and others)*

Index pp. 205-214

   Series:
      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
      Earth Sciences in the 21st Century
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 224, 7 x 10 (NBC - R)
   ISBN: 978-1-61209-392-5
   Status: AV
  
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