EPIC - Environment & Pyrenees International Conference
Mountain ecosystems are heavily influenced by the physical characteristics of mountains, as well as climate, biodiversity selection, and resource availability. Human use, on the other hand, has been particularly intense in mountains, especially in Europe. These ecosystems have not only fostered the development of natural biodiversity but also of cultural diversity, which is equally important. The increasing rate of resource use, either in traditional terms or in terms of industry and infrastructure, puts biodiversity at risk.