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By Guido Visconti, Martin Beniston, Emilio D. Iannorelli, Diego Barba

The scope of this publication is to teach that safe components might be the areas the place early indicators of the effect of worldwide swap should be saw. those indicators will not be constrained to actual parameters like temperature, precipitation, and so forth. yet may perhaps contain adjustments within the biosphere and in social habit. The e-book is a suite of papers offered on the assembly `Global swap and guarded components' held in L'Aquila, Italy, in September 1998. it's divided into 4 sections facing the actual facts for climatic and environmental adjustments, the impression at the biosphere and hydrology and the socio-economic implications. The final part is a case learn at the Abruzzo sector which has the peculiarity one of the Italian areas of having devoted a 3rd of its territory to average parks. so much of the contributions were ready for this publication and every part is opened by means of a common evaluation which could even be very priceless as a instructing instrument. The booklet might be important for either the researcher and the scholar. This particularly interdisciplinary topic is completely new, with only a few books in print.

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Annual temperature and precipitation were conventionally made to correspond to the period from December to November while the date of the solar year in which January occurred was assigned to it; winter to the month of December-January-February, spring to March-April-May, summer to June- July-August, and autumn to September-October-November. 4 Methods Tree ring width was measured using a microscope (mag. 16x) 11100 mm resolution. Tests were carried out on single curves, synchronisation, crossdating, construction and dating of mean curves (eight chronologies, one for every site).

19 G. Visconti et al. ). Global Change and Protected Areas, 19–27. © 2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. Michele Brunetti et al. 20 At the present the most significant results of these studies give a background understanding of the factors working on silver fir growth cambial rhythms in relation to the climatic signal, but many problems are open. In particular: the problem of the provenance, examined in some works [3], [4], [5], that could explain some disagreement in the results of the correlation analysis between climate and radial growth; the influence of the sample size (number of examined trees); the role of environmental factors in comparable climatic scenarios [10].

High mountains appear to be particularly appropriate for such a global initiative, because they still comprise low-temperature determined, natural ecosystems in a world wide distribution. Evidence of upward migrations of vascular plants was found at high mountain peaks in the Alps – most likely resulting from the climate warming since the 19th century. GLORIA is aligned to “target regions” in alpine or nival environments of all principal vegetation zones from polar to tropical latitudes. The “Multi Summit-Approach”, part of the proposed GLORIA-network, shall provide an effective method to compare mountain ecosystems and their climate-induced changes by using summits of different altitude in each target region.

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