The research described in this presentation is part of the Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments (GLORIA) whose purpose is to establish and maintain a global, long-term observation network in alpine environments.
Despite changes in mountaintop-vegetation due to recent climate change being observed throughout the world, trends are not consistent. Moreover, as plant communities can be impacted by several different factors, it is important to be able to separate what is due to climate change and what is due to e.g. changes in grazing pressure (see additional file below).
Holten, Jarle I. and Lundemo, Ph.D., Sverre, "GLORIA Slope Approach - Monitoring Plant Community Changes in Mountain Ecosystems" (2013). Guest Lectures. 1.