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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

Document title

Contemporary human impacts on alpine ecosystems in the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, Khumbu, Nepal

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BYERS A. ;

Abstract

An integrated analysis of landscape change in the alpine zone of Sagarmatha is presented based on the results from 5 separate research expeditions conducted between 1984 and 2004. Research results indicate that alpine ecosystems (4,000-5,200 m) within the Imja and Gokyo valleys have been significantly impacted during the past twenty to thirty years as a result of poorly controlled tourism. Impacts within the alpine zone include the overharvesting of fragile alpine shrubs and plants for expedition and tourist lodge fuel, overgrazing, accelerated erosion

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2005, vol. 95, no1 [pp. 112-140]

Bibliographic references : 135 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 5096

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