Safeguarding Mountain Social-Ecological Systems: A Global Challenge: Facing Emerging Risks, Adapting to Changing Environments and Building Transformative Resilience in Mountain Regions Worldwide - Stefan Schneiderbauer; Jorg Szarzynski; John F. Shroder; | Foyles Bookstore
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Safeguarding Mountain Social-Ecological Systems: A Global Challenge: Facing Emerging Risks, Adapting to Changing Environments and Building Transformative Resilience in Mountain Regions Worldwide
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Safeguarding Mountain Social-Ecological Systems: A Global Challenge: Facing Emerging Risks, Adapting to Changing Environments and Building Transformative Resilience in Mountain Regions Worldwide (Paperback)

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Safeguarding Mountain Ecosystems: A Global Challenge provides an overview of the relevant research in mountain regions worldwide, identifying existing challenges and providing an understanding of the diversity of mountain ecosystems in different regions. Mountain ecosystems are increasingly vulnerable to modified climate conditions and other global changes (demographic, migration, urbanization). In this time of change, efforts for sustainable development in mountain ecosystems deserve all the attention, especially in synergy with the United Nations' International Frameworks, including the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Agreement, and the New Urban Agenda.

Sections underline the importance of mountain regions for humanity at global, regional and local scales, describe the challenges of safeguarding mountains and possible solutions worldwide, and scrutinize regional specificities of the major mountain ranges, describing the challenges and opportunities of each. Final sections reflect on applications and technologies that address and solve major problems.

Science & MathematicsEarth sciencesGeology & the lithosphereGeomorphology or Geological surface processes Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc Publication Date: 01/03/2023 ISBN-13: 9780128220955  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Stefan Schneiderbauer is Head of GLOMOS Bolzano Office (Global Mountain Safeguard Research Program) in Italy and senior researcher of the Group Climate and Disaster Risk within the Eurac Research Institute for Earth Observation. Previously Dr Schneiderbauer worked for the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, the Free University of Berlin and as a freelancing consultant and trainer in the field of international cooperation and capacity building. He holds a Diploma in Geography from the University of Cologne and a PhD in Natural Sciences from the Free University of Berlin. Dr Schneiderbauer has extensive experience in spatial data analysis, remote sensing, sustainable development and participatory approaches for the co-development of evidence-based research results. His current scientific work focuses on concepts and applications for risk analyses conducted in inter- and transdisciplinary teams aiming at policy support. Since more than 12 years his research work is concentrated on climate and natural hazard risks in mountain regions. Joerg Szarzynski serves at UNU-EHS as the Head of the GLOMOS Bonn Office (Global Mountain Safeguard Research Program) and is Co-Director of the Centre for Global Mountain Safeguard Research at Eurac Research, Bolzano, Italy. Furthermore, Dr. Szarzynski is Associate Professor at the Disaster Management Training and Education Centre for Africa (DiMTEC), University of the Free State (UFS), Bloemfontein, Republic of South Africa. He serves as official member of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) Team, an international emergency response system for sudden-onset emergencies administrated by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA). Dr. Szarzynski holds a Diploma in Geography from the University of Bonn and a PhD in Physical Geography and Atmospheric Sciences from the Universities in Mannheim and Goettingen. He has broad expertise in climatology and remote sensing, global environmental change and sustainable development research, capacity-building and web-based data and information management. John (Jack) F. Shroder graduated from Union College's Geology Program in 1961, received a Masters degree at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst in 1963, and a doctorate at the University of Utah in 1967. His first academic job was two years at the University of Malawi in Africa, before he joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) in 1969, where he remained for most of the next four decades. In the late 1970s he also spent several years on an NSF grant and a Fulbright at Kabul University in Afghanistan and then in 1983-84 he had another Fulbright to Peshawar University in Pakistan. These experiences led to many years of research in the Hindu Kush and western Himalaya which continued through a host of grants and the thick and thin of the interminable war years and terrorist threats over there. Finally in the post 9/11 world, the difficulties of dealing with the increasing terrorism and avoidance of problems in the field forced a cessation of further work in those difficult countries. Also the declining US economy led to so many other problems at UNO that in summer of 2011, Dr. Shroder stopped teaching his required geology major courses and attempted to retire to his and his wife Susie's new house in Crested Butte, Colorado. This lasted barely a month before UNO pressured him to return at a vastly reduced part-time salary to once again cover his geomorphology class for the fall semester, 2011. But in the interim, Jack had begun a new editing career for the Elsevier publishing company so that he was spending more of his time producing new volumes of work in geomorphology and hazards analysis. With 30 volumes written or edited by 2012, and 9 more deep into the planning stages, the future of such work for him in his retirement years seems certain. These books go together with the more than 150 other scientific papers he is continuing to publish. Dr. Shroder is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The Board of Trustees of the Foundation of the Geological Society of America also asked Jack to join them for the next six years as well, so his deep interests in geology will be maintained. The Association of American Geographers has given Dr. Shroder distinguished career awards twice, once for their Mountain Specialty Group in 2001, and again for their Geomorphology Specialty Group in 2010.

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