Because of their specific physical characteristics (altitude, slopes, orientations, climate), mountain environments have an important natural diversity. In particular, their geodiversity is generally much larger than in the lowlands, and because mountain geosites are often very aesthetic, mountain areas present a great potential for geoheritage, geoconservation and geotourism studies. This paper reviews six reasons why this potential is high and concludes that mountain areas are particularly interesting to develop educational programs on three current environmental issues: climate change; natural hazards; and human impacts on particularly sensitive geomorphological environments. The paper reviews then the principal researches in the field of geoheritage currently carried out on these three topics and presents two case studies in the Italian and Swiss Alps.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Titolo:||The importance of mountain geomorphosites for environmental education: Examples from the Italian dolomites and the swiss alps|
|Autori:||Reynard, Emmanuel; Coratza, Paola|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3986/AGS.1684|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su rivista|
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