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.
December 2002
ISBN: 961-6358-58-8
266 pages, Illustrated, 8" x 10 3/4"
$153.50 hardcover

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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