Global Change and Protected Areas by Guido Visconti, Martin Beniston, Emilio D. Iannorelli, Diego

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

The scope of this e-book is to teach that secure parts will be the areas the place early indicators of the effect of world swap should be saw. those symptoms will not be constrained to actual parameters like temperature, precipitation, and so forth. yet may comprise alterations within the biosphere and in social habit. The booklet 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 research at the Abruzzo sector which has the peculiarity one of the Italian areas of having devoted a 3rd of its territory to average parks. such a lot of the contributions were ready for this booklet and every part is opened via a basic overview which can even be very helpful as a instructing instrument. The booklet should be worthwhile for either the researcher and the scholar. This really interdisciplinary topic is completely new, with only a few books in print.

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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].

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Sper. Selv. 21 (1990) 147-18 I. , Monti e Boschi 6 (1959) 157-164. , T. Nanni, Dendrochronologia Il (1993) 165-168. , B. Schirone, Ann. Acc. Ital. Sci. For. 41 (1992) 3-29. Santini, N. Martinelli, Giorn. Bot. Ital. 125 (1991) 895-906. 27 This page intentionally left blank Trends in High Frequency Precipitation Variability in Some Northern Italy Secular Stations MICHELE BRUNETTI (1), LETIZIA BUFFONI (2), MAURIZIO MAUGERI (3), TERESA NANNI (1) (1) ISAO-CNR - via Gobetti, 101 - I40129, Bologna, ITALY (2) Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera - via Brera, 28 - 120121, Milan, ITALY (3) Istituto di Fisica Generale Applicata - via Brera, 28 - 120121, Milan, ITALY Key words: Daily Precipitation, Heavy Precipitation events, Precipitation trend, Northern Italy Abstract: Recent studies on changes in precipitation intensity have found for some areas evidence of an increase in the proportion of total precipitation contributed by heavy and extreme rainfall events in the last 80 years.

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