Global Change and Mountain Regions Research Strategy

Section 3.6 of this report on climate change and mountain ecosystems deals specifically with the monitoring of biodiversity. The report describes research goals and actions to take to achieve these goals. Among the actions descrbied are monitoring activities, such as measuring of snow cover, vegetation shifts, and developing models specific to mountain systems. The report also suggests identifying key flora and fauna, and monitoring invasive species. The rest of the report is also useful in describe the unique features of mountain ecosystems and how they are affected by climate change.

Type Case Study
Class Assessment Tools, Vulnerability Studies
Biome Mountains
Impact Decreased ice / glacial area, Changes in timing of life-cycle triggers, Changes in species composition, Invasive species
Link http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0014/001471/147170E.pdf
Date Added 19 April 2007
Date Modified 19 April 2007

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