(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Mountain glacial and paraglacial environments under global change : lessons from the past, future directions and policy implications

published at : Glacial and paraglacial environments

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KNIGHT J. (1) ; HARRISON S. (2) ;
(1) School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, Univ. of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, AFRIQUE DU SUD
(2) College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Univ., Exeter, ROYAUME-UNI


In order to evaluate how glacial and paraglacial environments in mountains are likely to respond to future climate change, the AA. consider how these environments have responded to climate change in the past (the last glacial–interglacial transition, and the Little Ice Age). From this, they may anticipate the likely responses of glacial and paraglacial environments in mountains to global warming over coming decades. The AA. show that future changes in glacial and paraglacial environments, in particular in glaciated regions in continental interiors, have downstream implications for the biosphere (including biodiversity and ecosystem services, sustainable agriculture and water resources), the human environment (including cultural and heritage landscapes and social/economic activities), and for policy and planning. These will be important issues for the later twenty-first century and beyond


Thematical fascicle

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 96, no 3 [pp. 245-264]

Bibliographic references : 7 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.




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