Lecture 'Mountains and climate change'

For whom
ALL
When
Thursday 23 January 2020 from 15:30 until 19:30
Where
Het Pand (Ghent University), Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent
Language
English
Organizer
Department of Geography, Geology, Biology and Swiss embassy
Contact
Hanne.Hendrickx@UGent.be
Website
https://webappsx.ugent.be/eventManager/events/mntsclimatechange

Mountain environments are impressive biodiversity hotspots, important tourist destinations and water resources for a big part of the world’s population. Since these environments are especially sensitive to climate change, the Swiss Alps are rapidly losing its glaciers, permafrost degradation causes rock fall and changes in temperature and precipitation are affecting the unique Alpine flora and fauna.