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Author Grunewald, Karsten.

Title Landscape development and climate change in southwest Bulgaria (Pirin Mountains) / Karsten Grunewald, Jörg Scheithauer
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (viii, 161 pages)
Contents Geoarchives: Why View the Past? -- The Pirin Mountains as a Model Region -- Holocene Climate and Landscape Chronology -- Climate Data and Geo-Archives of the Recent Past -- Specifics of the Regional Climate and Landscape History
Summary Landscape Development and Climate Change in Southwest Bulgaria aims to address some of the current limitations in our understanding of past Balkan climate and environment. High mountains and their ecosystems offer an outstanding opportunity for studies on the impact of climate change. The Balkan Mountains in Southeast Europe, situated at the transition between temperate and Mediterranean climate, are considered as very sensitive to historical and current global changes. The geoarchives lake sediment, peat and soil, long living trees and glaciers have been used to reconstruct the climatically-driven change of forest and treeline during the Holocene and the younger past. These processes are interrelated with complex ecological changes, as for example the seasonality of climate parameters. The landscape research approach with the analyses through multi-palaeo-geoecological proxies is new for the Balkans
Analysis milieu
Environmental Sciences (General)
Milieuwetenschappen (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Landscape changes -- Bulgaria -- Pirin Mountains
Climatic changes -- Bulgaria -- Pirin Mountains
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- General.
Climatic changes.
Landscape changes.
Bulgaria -- Pirin Mountains.
Form Electronic book
Author Scheithauer, Jörg
ISBN 9789048199594