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  • 2018-02-21 10:10:23 AfroMont, an online knowledge-sharing platform, was initiated in 2007 by the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) in Switzerland to focus attention on the diverse issues and challenges facing the moun
  • 2018-02-21 09:32:26 This article published in Ecohydrology identifies key knowledge gaps on vegetation distribution, functional traits, and ecohydrological processes and feedbacks in tropical montane ecosystems.  M
  • 2018-02-21 08:45:48 This article published in Ecohydrology highlights the importance of studying ecohydrological in tropical systems. Tropical ecosystems offer a unique setting for understanding ecohydrological pr
  • 2018-02-19 18:14:00 A new award seeks to promote the work of early-career researchers into mountain areas and cryospheric processes. The Complutense University of Madrid's research group Physical Geography in High
  • 2018-02-17 15:35:00 Taking place in Zurich in April this year, Swiss Polar Day is an opportunity for researchers to learn about current developments in international polar sciences, help define new priorities for Swiss
  • 2018-02-16 16:09:32 The Journal of Alpine Research has issued a call for papers looking at the responses of social actors to the various challenges faced by mountains today.Proposed articles should make explicit referenc
  • 2018-02-15 13:52:08 Two grant programmes for early-career researchers wishing to attend the 2018 World Social Science Forum have been announced. The World Social Science Forum (WSSF) aims to provide a platform for rese
  • 2018-02-14 16:17:00 Euromontana is undertaking a survey on pastoralism and permanent grasslands in the European mountains in order to compare sustainable management practices.Pastoralism - the raising of livest
  • 2018-02-13 15:26:44 Submissions for oral and poster presentations are now being invited for the 2nd International Conference on Mountain Futures, which will take place in Yunnan, China, 4-8 June 2018. The Centre for Mou
  • 2018-01-31 14:45:51 Published in Global Change Biology, this article reviews evidence for three types of lag in the responses of mountain plant communities to climate change, and develops a mechanistic community model to
  • 2018-01-30 14:26:00 This article published in Royal Society Open Science illustrates how glacial archeology is uncovering unprecedented historical data on high-elevation human activity as a result of melting perennial ic
  • 2018-01-29 13:18:00 Taking place 4-6 June 2018 in Moscow, this thematic conference's rich and varied programme has plenty to offer the mountain research community.  Held under the auspices of the International Geog
  • 2018-01-26 10:55:23 The Swiss Polar Institute has launched a new funding instrument to support early-career scientists to take field trips to polar regions.The Polar Access Fund is open to any doctoral student or ea
  • 2018-01-25 16:09:44 A new technical document from GAPHAZ aims to provide clear guidance on the assessment of hazards related to glaciers and permafrost – thereby protecting the lives and livelihoods of people living in
  • 2018-01-24 12:27:02 A new article published in Nature Geoscience reports on the massive collapse of two adjacent glaciers in western Tibet in July and September 2016, leading to an unprecedented pair of giant
  • 2018-01-22 11:34:21 The journal Climate Change Responses is now accepting submissions for a special thematic series on 'Mechanisms underlying dynamics of montane ecosystems and species in an era of climate variability an
  • 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: Jour
  • 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 25 February 2018. Taking place in Nova Friburg
  • 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
  • 2018-01-03 17:18:00 A new HI-AWARE working paper highlights some climate change adaptation options in the Indus region, and emphasizes the need for multi-sectoral involvement in building robust climate change strategies.
  • 2018-01-01 10:33:00 Call for SDG Labs AfricaDo you have an idea for how to spark sustainable transformations in Africa and around the world? The organisers of the upcoming 'Seedbeds of Transformation: the role of science
  • 2018-01-01 10:09:00 Happy New Year! We hope you have had a good start to 2018.  Here at the MRI Coordination Office we have a busy year ahead, with many developments planned. These will be unveiled over the course
  • 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
  • 2017-10-25 07:43:01 NOTICIAS / NEWS Presentación de la IAM en el marco de la Reunión Global de la Alianza para las Montañas en Roma. Los siete gobiernos de los países de Los Andes: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia,
  • 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

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