Global Change and the World's Mountain. Where are we coming from, and where are we going to?

Messerli, Bruno (2012). Global Change and the World's Mountain. Where are we coming from, and where are we going to? Mountain Research and Development, 32(S1), pp. 55-76. Boulder, Colo.: International Mountain Society 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-11-00118.S1

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The history of mountain research is most fascinating. Three names for 3 centuries may give an idea of the growing knowledge about the world's mountains: Horace Bénédict de Saussure, who climbed and studied the Mont Blanc in 1787; Alexander von Humboldt, ever investigating the environment during his attempt to ascend the Chimborazo in 1802; and Carl Troll, who founded the International Geographical Union's Commission on High-altitude Geoecology in 1968. Awareness of the growing impact of human activities on the environment led to scientific and political initiatives at the global level, beginning in the 1970s. The Perth conference in 2010 has offered an opportunity to both look back on these developments and explore the future of the world's mountains in a time of rapidly growing “global change” problems and processes.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Messerli, Bruno

Subjects:

500 Science > 550 Earth sciences & geology
900 History > 910 Geography & travel

ISSN:

0276-4741

Publisher:

International Mountain Society

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:43

Last Modified:

11 Sep 2015 08:34

Publisher DOI:

10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-11-00118.S1

Web of Science ID:

000300607800007

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.17562

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/17562 (FactScience: 225351)

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