Mountain Environments and Geographic Information Systems
Drawing together experiences from five continents, this title evaluates and discusses the use of GIS for research and management in mountain environments. Contributions come from both research scientists and private consultants. The book includes papers covering: GIS in the mountains of the Commonwealth of Independant States; land hazard analysis; research and mangement in national parks and adjacent areas (USA, Canada, Australia); impacts of climate change on mountain vegetation; linkage of knowledge-based systems to GIS; terrain modelling (DTMs). These papers are grouped together into sections: regional resource inventory and planning; natural hazard assessment; conservation and protected area management; simulation and prediction: vegetation and climate change.
- Hardback | 334 pages
- 156 x 235 x 25.4mm | 703g
- 01 Jul 1994
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- colour illustrations
Table of contents
GIS in the mountains of the Commonwealth of Independent States; landslide hazard analysis; research and management in national parks and adjacent areas; impacts of climate change on mountain vegetation; linkage of knowledge-based systems to GIS; terrain modelling DTMs.
About Martin F. Price
Price; M University of Oxford,Heywood; D. I. Manchester Metropolitan University, England, UK,