Anthropogenic influences on the high mountain environment in the Holocene:
Human activity in mountain regions reaches back far into the past. Sediment archives, archaeological sources and written records document the long and varied history of human-environment relations in these landscapes. These processes can be traced back in particular detail in the landscape of the Austrian Salzkammergut. However, the close interrelationship between humans and the environment or closely integrated socio-ecological systems can be studied everywhere in mountainous regions where human communities were present for a long time. In view of the often increasing pressure on these landscapes, a historically informed and interdisciplinary framework for the development of sustainable landuse concepts is urgently needed.