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Are Ethiopian highlands changing? : amphibians as ecosystem indicators

Loader, S. and Mengistu, A. and Schwaller, S. and Gower, D. and Nagel, P. and Getahun, A. and Saber, S. and Kassahun, R.. (2009) Are Ethiopian highlands changing? : amphibians as ecosystem indicators. Mountain Forum Bulletin, Vol. 9, H. 2. pp. 5-6.

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Abstract

Mountain ecosystems have recently received considerable interest based on theunderstanding that climate change might have particularly serious irreversible impacts onphysical and biological systems in these habitats. Land use changes also continue to have adevastating impact on mountain habitats. Quantitative data are being gathered across theglobe to measure changes and evaluate the most appropriate mitigating and adaptivestrategies. For Africa, few quantitative studies exist whereby conclusions can be firmlyestablished, and this means that a fresh focus on the region is required. We outline a currentproject in Ethiopia that aims to establish a foundation for understanding changes to uplandecosystems using amphibians as indicators.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Ehemalige Einheiten Umweltwissenschaften > Biogeographie (Nagel)
UniBasel Contributors:Loader, Simon Paul and Mengistu, Abebe Ameha and Nagel, Peter and Schwaller, Silvia
Item Type:Article
Article Subtype:Book Review
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:ICIMOD
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal item
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