Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Glacier Evolution in a Changing World

Edited by Danilo Godone

National Research Council

Glaciers have always played an important role in human history, and currently, they are carefully observed as climate change sentinels. Glacier melt rate is increasing, and its mass balance is continuously negative. This issue deserves accurate and in-depth studies in order to, adequately, monitor its state. This circumstance in fact endangers the water supply, affecting human settlements but also creating new environments allowing the colonization by pioneer communities and the formation of new landscapes. This book is subdivided into two main sections in order to deal with the two topics of worldwide research on glaciers and ecology in glacial environments. In the first one "Glaciers in the World," several reviews and studies are collected. It is an overview of glaciers, their state, and research carried out in different continents and contexts. The second section "Glacial Ecosystems" focuses, on the other hand, on glacier environments and ecological researches.

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Glacier Evolution in a Changing WorldEdited by Danilo Godone

Published: October 4th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/65820

ISBN: 978-953-51-3544-9

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3543-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4637-7

Copyright year: 2017

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7931 Total Chapter Downloads

13 Crossref Citations

9 Web of Science Citations

24 Dimensions Citations


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1. Glaciers as an Important Element of the World Glacier Monitoring Implemented in Svalbard

By Sara Lehmann‐Konera, Marek Ruman, Krystyna Kozioł, Grzegorz Gajek and Żaneta Polkowska


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2. A Review on the Little Ice Age and Factors to Glacier Changes in the Tian Shan, Central Asia

By Yanan Li, Xiaoyu Lu and Yingkui Li


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3. The Amazon Glaciers

By Rafael da Rocha Ribeiro, Jefferson Cardia Simões and Edson Ramirez


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4. The Unknown Southernmost Glaciers of Europe

By Emil Gachev


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5. The Role of Microbial Ecology in Glacier Retreat

By Eva Garcia-Lopez and Cristina Cid


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6. Glacier Forelands – Unique Field Laboratories for the Study of Primary Succession of Plants

By Thomas Fickert


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7. Animal Successional Pathways for about 200 Years Near a Melting Glacier: A Norwegian Case Study

By Sigmund Hågvar, Mikael Ohlson and Daniel Flø


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