High-mountain Lakes in the Eastern
Part of the Julian Alps
[In English & Slovenian Languages]
Edited by Anton Brancelj
Translated from Slovenian by Anthony Byrne, et al.
266 pages, Illustrated, 8" x 10 3/4"
Remote mountain lakes are unique ecosystems, being both extremely sensitive
to the impacts of pollution, catchment disturbance and global change and at
the same time excellent indicators of such change. The mountain lakes of the
Julian Alps lying on Karst geology may be considered even more significant in
an area where surface water is a scarce ecological feature and environmental
resource. Through the auspices of both European-funded and national research
projects, Dr. Brancelj and his colleagues have carried out detailed investigations
into physical detailed investigations into the physical, chemical, biological,
and full environmental status and history of these lakes. The results of these
studies, presented in this excellent book, provide a unique insight into the
ecological importance and multifaceted threats that face Slovenian mountain
lakes, and further emphasize the value, but also the serious problems facing
such ecosystems on a European scale.
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