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The GLORIA field manual - Multi-summit approach

Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV


Rapid climate change threatens biodiversity - of alpine ecosystems in particular. The EU FP-5 project GLORIA-EUROPE has established a long-term monitoring network to study climate change-induced impacts on Europe's mountains. The major forthcoming step of GLORIA (the Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments) is the extension from the European to the global level.
This field manual contains the complete guidelines for the site selection, the setup and documentation of permanent plots, the data recording, and for the data management. Thus, the manual shall assure a standardised setup and monitoring procedure, which is a crucial requirement for this much-demanded large-scale in-situ observation network on alpine biota.

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Authors: PAULI H ET AL (EDITORS), European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21213 EN (2004), 89 pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-59-04-354-EN-C Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32 2 295 8220 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN 92-894-4737-0
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