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  • 2018-01-19 12:22:38 Young researchers are encouraged to contribute to innovative research in the field of disaster risk through this exciting, capacity building Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) program. I
  • 2018-01-18 15:07:23 In June 2018, the Free University of Bolzano and Eurac Research Center will hold a symposium in Italy exclusively focused on the topic of mountain livestock farming. Abstract submissions are now invit
  • 2018-01-17 12:22:57 Submissions are invited for an upcoming focus collection of the journal Environmental Research Letters entitled ‘Environmental Research Infrastructures: New Scientific Capabilities to
  • 2018-01-15 15:26:00 The January issue of this open-access journal reflects on many aspects of protected mountain areas, including tourism, economic development, and biodiversity.This latest edition of eco.mont: Journal o
  • 2018-01-12 11:11:22 The II International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions, part of Mountains 2018, invites proposals for symposia until 31 January 2018. Taking place in Nova Friburgo
  • 2018-01-05 12:30:08 Last chance to submit your paper for the Global Mountains Conference at the University of Cambridge, which takes place this summer and aims to bring together conceptions of mountains as both subj
  • 2017-12-21 16:39:53     A very happy holiday season from all of us here at the MRI Coordination Office. We are delighted to report that we conclude 2017 with a bang! Earlier this month, the MRI w
  • 2017-12-21 16:29:28 The International Mountain Conference 2019 (IMC 2019) will focus particularly on the responses of mountains to climate change, and their resilience as social-ecological systems.If you would like to co
  • 2017-12-21 14:46:28 The international peer-reviewed and open-access journal Water has issued a call for submissions for a special issue on 'Water Stewardship in Mining Regions.'Water is one of the most significant issues
  • 2017-12-21 13:55:58 Following a year of exciting developments for the MRI, its Science Leadership Council came together in Rome 8-9 December to evaluate progress, review objectives, and set new priorities for 2018 and be
  • 2017-12-20 11:45:51 Elected to the Steering Committee of the Mountain Partnership at its fifth Global Meeting in December, the MRI looks forward to fruitful collaboration towards achieving the shared goal of sustainable
  • 2017-12-19 13:50:00 RESILIENT HINDU KUSH HIMALAYA: DEVELOPING SOLUTIONS TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR ASIA At a conference in Kathmandu organized by ICIMOD and the Government of Nepal, experts renewed the call fo
  • 2017-12-18 16:22:00 HORIZON 2020 - SCIENCE WITH AND FOR SOCIETY 2018Taking place in Brussels on 29 January 2018, a brokerage event may be of interest and relevance to members of the 'Science with and for Society' researc
  • 2017-12-18 10:07:11 AfroMont Mountain Research and News Digest, December 2017 AfroMont, a knowledge sharing platform, was initiated in 2007 by the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) to focus research attention on the
  • 2017-12-14 10:33:49 A new article from the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) reviews existing knowledge and knowledge gaps on mountain biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being under global ch
  • 2017-12-13 15:00:35 Launching in January 2018, Nature Sustainability is a brand new, online only journal that will cover studies of sustainability issues, their policy dimensions, and possible solutions. In order to he
  • 2017-12-09 18:41:34 An MRI-led side event at this year’s Mountain Partnership Global Meeting explores science and research for evidence-informed policy and action on the ground.11 December is International Mountain D
  • 2017-11-29 16:39:51 ForumAlpinum has issued a call for contributions to its 2018 edition exploring the topic 'Alpine Water - Common Good or Source of Conflicts?'  Changing environmental and climatic conditions and g
  • 2017-11-28 09:23:51 AfroMont Mountain Research and News Digest, November 2017 AfroMont, a knowledge sharing platform, was initiated in 2007 by the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) to focus research attention on the
  • 2017-11-26 16:31:00 In November, two MRI Science Leadership Council (SLC) members headed to Japan to attend key events on mountain science and disaster risk.  Representing the MRI at the International Symposiu
  • 2017-11-24 17:07:00 8 - 9 February 2018, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GermanyINARCH, a global collaborative research initiative in mountain hydrology, will be holding its third annual workshop at the Environmen
  • 2017-11-23 16:02:39 The European Commission is investing in new solutions to societal challenges and breakthrough innovation. Last October, the European Commission announced that it will invest €30 billion of EU resear
  • 2017-11-22 17:23:00 The international, peer-reviewed journal Mountain Research and Development (MRD), in collaboration with MRI, has issued a call for papers for a focus issue on 'Adaptation to Climate Change and Susta
  • 2017-11-22 15:34:07 Why do citizens collaborate? What is their motivation to volunteer? Are they developing a deeper interest and engagement in science? These and other questions will be at the heart of the S
  • 2017-11-21 22:20:00 November saw a number of important developments related to the global assessments.    Earlier this month, a call was issued for review and synthesis papers on climate change adaptation f
  • 2017-11-20 06:35:32 A number of other conferences are calling for your participation and contributions. Discover how you can get involved in The European Geosciences Union General Assembly, the 4th Sustainable Summits
  • 2017-11-16 15:12:00 The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) invites early career researchers to participate in its innovative social media outreach mentoring and internship project.The GLF aims to accelerate action towards the
  • 2017-11-15 13:10:24 The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is inviting experts to apply to become members and observers of its Science-Policy Interface (SPI). Established in 2013, the SPI aims to promote
  • 2017-11-14 12:35:27 The journal Regional Environmental Change has published a special issue focusing on the topic 'Current practices and challenges for modelling past and future land use and land cover changes in mountai
  • 2017-11-09 12:54:49 Thinking Mountains is a triennial interdisciplinary mountain studies summit that promotes dialogue about mountain places, peoples, and activities.  Thinking Mountains 2018 will take place
  • 2017-11-04 11:44:23 HORIZON 2020 FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2018-2020Last October, the European Commission announced that it will invest €30 billion of EU research and innovation funding in the Horizon 2020 programme
  • 2017-11-01 14:30:00 November saw the MRI engaging with many partners, stakeholders, and collaborators, including international scientific networks such as Future Earth and existing and new regional hubs for mountain rese
  • 2017-10-30 10:17:24 The Afromontane Research Unit (ARU) is announcing a call for postgraduate students at all levels of study (Honours, Masters and Doctoral). The ARU is looking for outstanding students to contribute to
  • 2017-10-27 17:03:49 11 - 16 June 2018, Longyearbyen, Svalbard.As part of the Earth Observation (EO) Science for Society – Scientific Exploitation element of EOEP-5 program, the European Space Agency (ESA) is organ
  • 2017-10-27 12:05:26 The GSDR is being drafted by an independent group of scientists (IGS), supported by a task team of six UN-system agencies. As part of its outreach efforts, the IGS is soliciting inputs from a div
  • 2017-10-25 15:57:17 A new tool gives the most detailed view yet of the world’s mountains – and is as close as your computer or mobile phone. Mountains occupy between 12 and 31 percent of the land surface of the
  • 2017-10-25 13:30:09 Join the PEGASUS team in Vienna for a workshop exploring the potential for provision of public goods by farming and forestry in remote and marginal areas, including mountainsThis one day event aims to
  • 2017-10-25 09:42:05 For a Remote Sensing special issue on Mountain Remote Sensing, guest editors Dr. Marc Zebisch and Dr. Claudia Notarnicola invite you to submit articles on the following topics: Remote sensing of cr
  • 2017-10-25 08:47:31 The University of Sheffield is offering a PhD project on the storage and release of legacy atmospheric pollutants from mountain glaciers This project will quantify a potentially major unknown global
  • 2017-10-25 07:43:01 Publicaciones 1. Turismo Rural, Mujeres Campesinas Y Conservación Ambiental: Modelo Para El Análisis De Su Empoderamiento En Iberoamérica. Reyes-Aguilar, A.; Serrano-Barquín, R.; Pérez-Ramírez
  • 2017-10-25 07:43:01 Eventos Cumbre latinoamericana de la Iniciativa Andina de Montañas (IAM)  El martes 28 de noviembre, representantes de la Iniciativa Andina de Montaña (IAM) se reunieron en Huaraz, Perú, par
  • 2017-10-23 10:42:53 AfroMont Mountain Research and News Digest, October 2017 AfroMont, a knowledge sharing platform, was initiated in 2007 by the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) to focus research attention on the div
  • 2017-10-18 11:51:47 The Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA have announced a joint call for research proposals on 'Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.' Twenty-five nations are participating, with a provi
  • 2017-10-18 07:55:34 4 - 6 June 2018, Breitenwang, Austria.  The ForumAlpinum 2018 will explore Alpine Waters - Sources of Conflicts. Topics to be addressed include: Social issues regarding use, property, di
  • 2017-10-18 07:41:55 4 - 7 April 2018, Monte Carasso, Switzerland The 3rd LabEx ITEM International Winter School on 'Innovation and Mountain Territories' seeks to promote young researchers working on mountain territories
  • 2017-10-11 09:09:55 The journal Mountain Research and Development is looking for papers that contribute to a better understanding of food security - a key concern for sustainable development in mountain areas. Submissi
  • 2017-10-11 08:37:13 23 - 27 October, Washington D.C., United StatesGEO Week 2017 will bring together the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) community to promote and explore the role, applications, and opportunities f
  • 2017-10-02 08:27:15 Mountain Research and Development, Vol 37, No 3: Mountain Forests and the SDGs For this issue, guest editors G. Gratzer and W. Keeton invited researchers to reflect on the role of mountain forests in
  • 2017-09-27 22:20:35 Under the framework of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) and assessment cycle, there are several developments and opportunities for the MRI and its mou
  • 2017-09-27 22:20:35 Experts gathered in Fiji to begin drafting the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) - and a call for contributions on Indigenous and Local Knowledge for t
  • 2017-09-26 11:36:07 #MountainsMatter video contest Win a trip to Rome to see your video shown at the International Mountain Day concert! To bring attention to the plight of mountains for International Mountain Day (11
  • 2017-09-26 09:04:12 A round up of recent events such as the GLACIARES+ winter school in Pisac, Peru, as well as other upcoming events, news, recent publications, jobs and grant opportunities in the Latin American region
  • 2017-09-26 08:50:50 Pons, D.; Taylor, M.; Griffin, D.; Castellanos, E.; Anchukaitis, K. (2017): On the Production of Climate Information in the High Mountain Forests of Guatemala. Annals of the American
  • 2017-09-26 08:39:25 Are you a mountains researcher based in Europe? MRI needs your views on EU funding programmes A survey is being conducted by MRI with the Network for European Mountain Research (NEMOR), and in collab
  • 2017-09-26 07:48:51 17 - 19 April 2018, El Jadida, Morocco The organizers would like to invite to submit an abstract. The submission deadline for 7th Digital Earth Summit 2018 is approaching: 21 October 2017.
  • 2017-09-18 11:06:28 Eurac Research is promoting an international congress dedicated exclusively to the topic of agritourism. The congress will take place in November 7 - 9, 2018 in Bolzano/ Bozen (South Tyrol, Italy). T
  • 2017-09-13 12:14:40 AfroMont, our knowledge sharing platform on African mountain research, has a brand new facebook page and is looking to grow its friends network. Make sure to leave a like at https://www.fac
  • 2017-09-13 11:58:41 A SCAR/IASC Conference | Davos – Switzerland | 15 – 26 June 2018The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research SCAR and the International Arctic Science Committee IASC invite the international pol
  • 2017-09-11 12:25:26 2 - 4 November 2017, Salzburg, Austria National Parks Austria (www.nationalparksaustria.at) and Hohe Tauern National Park (www.hohetauern.at) would like to encourage you to participate in the 6t
  • 2017-09-06 08:43:31 Prof. Dr. Ricardo Grau, a member of the MRI Science Leadership Council, will be presenting a public lecture at the Institute of Geography - University of Bern, Switzerland, titled "Highlands in
  • 2017-09-05 09:20:14 11-13 December, Rome, Italy Members of the Mountain Partnership are invited to attend the Mountain Partnership Global Meeting, which will be held at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the Unite
  • 2017-09-05 09:03:22 A new online course on mountain ecosystems and water management will begin on 13 September 2017. The course, titled “Ecosistemas de montaña y gestión del agua”, is organized by the Universidad p
  • 2017-08-30 10:12:14 3 - 6 December 2017, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2017-07-31 08:34:19 Please consider submitting an abstract to this session, which looks at quantifying fire climatology at scales relevant to landscape management. The session description is below. This is the annual ses
  • 2017-07-26 08:27:25 Mountain Researcher Constanza Ceruti Gold Medalist of the ISWG Constanza Ceruti received the Gold Medal award of the International Society of Woman Geographers (ISWG) during the triannual meeting abo
  • 2017-07-26 08:24:49 Iberian mountain research network established A group of 19 universities and research centres from Andorra, Portugal and Spain have formalized the creation of an Iberian mountain research network to
  • 2017-07-25 21:45:24 At MRI, we are currently reviewing our communications strategy to ensure we respond to the information and communications needs that are important for our MRI community of scientists, and stakeholders
  • 2017-07-17 14:32:57 AfroMont Mountain Research and News Digest, July-August 2017 AfroMont, a knowledge sharing platform, was initiated in 2007 by the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) to focus research attention on the
  • 2017-07-17 14:32:57 AfroMont Mountain Research and News Digest, September 2017 AfroMont, a knowledge sharing platform, was initiated in 2007 by the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) to focus research attention on the d
  • 2017-07-17 07:47:32 12 - 15 February 2018, Heidelberg, Germany Registration and abstract submission is now open! The purpose of the SnowHydro conference is to present recent research findings in all areas of snow hydro
  • 2017-07-14 11:26:08 The MRI is a multidisciplinary scientific organization hosted by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, with the goal to promote and coordinate global change research in mountain regions. To fulfil
  • 2017-07-10 09:36:25 This publication is one of two major collaborative papers which have been written as products of the Synthesis Workshop The Role of Human Nature Relationship Concepts in the Governance of Socio-Ecolog
  • 2017-07-10 08:53:47   The publication Safer lives and livelihoods in mountains: Making the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction work for sustainable mountain development was shared with a wider public at
  • 2017-07-10 08:32:07 Constanza Ceruti received the Gold Medal award of the International Society of Woman Geographers (ISWG) during the triannual meeting about "Women who make a difference in the World" (California, May 2
  • 2017-07-03 12:01:42 A group of 19 universities and research centres from Andorra, Portugal and Spain have formalized the creation of an Iberian mountain research network to study in partnership the issues affecting mount
  • 2017-07-03 11:52:11 Dear colleagues, The Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP), coordinated by ICIMOD, is producing the first Comprehensive Assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalaya. The volume br
  • 2017-06-26 14:03:00 Huss, M., Bookhagen, B., Huggel, C., Jacobsen, D., Bradley, R., Clague, J., Vuille, M., Buytaert, W., Cayan, D., Greenwood, G., Mark, B., Milner, A., Weingartner, R., and Wind
  • 2017-06-26 13:52:35 5-8 October, Kpalimé, Togo Invitation and Call for Abstracts From October 5 to 8, 2017 in Kpalimé, Togo (West Africa), the 1st West Africa Mountain Forum will be organized by the Platform of Civil
  • 2017-06-26 10:13:11 Articles in MRD often relate to the climate change debate at the core of the IPCC process currently gearing up for the 6th Assessment Report. Two papers in this open issue offer contrasting positions:
  • 2017-06-26 09:58:21 1. Paraguay, Becal abre convocatoria para becas a doctorados en EUU http://www.lanacion.com.py/negocios/2017/06/17/becal-abre-convocatoria-para-becas-a-doctorados-en-eeuu/EVENTOS
  • 2017-06-26 09:57:09 1. Viticultores de Todo el Mundo Llaman a Unidad Frente Al Cambio Climático http://lanacion.cl/2017/06/19/viticultores-de-todo-el-mundo-llaman-a-unidad-frente-al-cambio-climatico2. El cambio climáti
  • 2017-06-26 09:55:58 1. Estimación de costos asociados a la seguridad hídrica en la agricultura como medida de adaptación al cambio climático en Chile. Un estudio en el contexto del Plan de Adaptación al Cambio Clim
  • 2017-06-21 13:27:34 11-12 September, Crans-Montana, Switzerland Climate change has global causes and effects. This conference addresses growing challenges and their consequences for fragile environments both in the high
  • 2017-06-21 12:41:23 The special issue, with guest co-editors Carolina Adler (MRI), Christian Huggel (University of Zurich), Anne Nolin (Oregon State University) and Ben Orlove (Columbia University), will be published in
  • 2017-06-20 14:37:14 Dr Ian Little from the South African Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), seen below receiving his Whitley award from HRM Princess Ann, was one of the prestigious winners this year for his determined effo
  • 2017-06-20 14:33:28 For any researcher, fieldwork is resource-intensive and, depending on the subject, may involve safety concerns. For ecologists, this often depends on the species under scrutiny. Many species are diffi
  • 2017-06-20 14:31:29 A special edition on human migration, a topic of current significance.This article is part of a special pack on human migration, featured by Science. See http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6339
  • 2017-06-12 18:14:08 The Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) promotes and coordinates global change research in mountain regions, and to achieve this goal, we are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled Communications Mana
  • 2017-06-07 14:30:58 MRI kicks off new phase with internal meeting in BernNewly appointed MRI Executive Director, Carolina Adler, recently convened a meeting in Bern with the MRI Chair and team of MRI Principle Investigat
  • 2017-06-07 14:30:58 A recap of news and activities from the MRI office for the month of July, including a visit to ICIMOD in Kathmandu, Nepal, to deliver inaugural lecture on Disater Risk and Water Management at the Hima
  • 2017-06-07 14:30:58 A warm welcome to our new staff at MRI The MRI grows! We are pleased to announce that the MRI office is now joined by two new staff members, Ms Grace Goss-Durant and Mr Christoph Bacher. Grace
  • 2017-06-07 14:30:58 October has been a busy month for the MRI office! We've attended and participated in key international events, and taken some intense initial steps towards internal planning and strategy-building
  • 2017-05-31 13:39:27 As part of its continuing education program, the University of Geneva proposes a new Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) called «Geomatics for a Sustainable Environment» in English. The instructor
  • 2017-05-30 09:46:47 México, programa de becas del Instituto de Innovación y Competitividad de Chihuahua y el Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (Conacyt) http://diario.mx/Local/2017-04-30_009c1c38/convocan-par
  • 2017-05-30 09:45:28 Escuela de Invierno 2017: Multi-usos de recursos hídricos en alta montaña http://www.proyectoglaciares.pe/escuela-de-invierno-2017-multi-uso-de-recursos-hidricos-en-alta-montana/ Congreso Interna
  • 2017-05-30 09:44:54 Impacto Geológico Proyecto Hidroeléctrico Alto Maipo http://biblioserver.sernageomin.cl/opac/DataFiles/14905_v3_pp_349_351.pdf Glacier monitoring and glacier-climate interactions in the tropical
  • 2017-05-30 09:43:47 Suiza idea un escudo de nieve artificial para salvar un glaciar del calentamiento global http://www.playgroundmag.net/noticias/actualidad/plan_Suiza-proteger_glaciar_Morteratsch-maquinas_nieve_0_196
  • 2017-05-30 09:32:10 Sierra Nevada Global Change Observatory is a long term monitoring program to assess the effects of global change in Sierra Nevada, a high mountain region located in southern Spain. Since 2007 this pro
  • 2017-05-25 10:22:01 Dear MRI Community,As mentioned by the new MRI Exeutive Director (Carolina Adler) in a recent message, the MRI Office is currently reviewing MRI communications and aims to work over the summer towards
  • 2017-05-25 10:03:22 From the 1 June 2017, the MRU Office will have a new address. Please update your address books accordingly: Mountain Research Initiativec/o Institute of GeographyUniversity of BernHallerstrasse 12 301

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