Urbanization in mountain areas in the frame of metropolitisation and global change

This session aimed to focus on processes of urbanization which includes urban enlargement, urban-rural linkages, functional change of rural areas but also possible countertendencies. In this sense the announced titles for presentations were promising. Presenters were: Marcus Nüsser and colleagues /Heidelberg), Raghubir Chand (Nainital/India), Xuegian Song and colleagues (Chengdu/China), Haavard Teigen (Lillehammer/Norway). The experience with … More Urbanization in mountain areas in the frame of metropolitisation and global change

Science-driven, community-based approaches for enhanced climate change adaptation capacity

“Science-driven, community-based approaches for enhanced climate change adaptation capacity” consisted of eight (8) presentations on case studies from Mexico, the Pamirs, Nepal, Bolivia, China, and Peru.  Although case study tools and methods ranged from the purely physical (e.g., determining the cause of the Seti flood in Nepal in May 2012) to more integrated, interdisciplinary approaches … More Science-driven, community-based approaches for enhanced climate change adaptation capacity

RT10. LTSER sites in European mountain areas

In a small session, where not only European sites where present but also people from Asia and South America, we discussed about a) standard protocols, b) open data and data repositories, c) availability and quality of social data, and d) missing ecological data. We worked out the particularities of sites present during the session and … More RT10. LTSER sites in European mountain areas

Invasive species in mountain regions

This post might be updated irregularly throughout the meeting. Last update 5/9/15 16:00 by Jonas Lembrechts. Invasive species in mountain regions. An emerging hot topic with an increasing set of risks, questions and consequently papers in mountain regions. A topic that well deserves its place next to the other environmental issue as a separate session on … More Invasive species in mountain regions

Sixty people and great ideas on Transdisciplinary Approaches in Mountain SES

What an amazing turnout! Thanks to all for attending this Roundtable discussion and sharing your ideas and experiences about transdisciplinary science in mountain social-ecological systems. We had a full room at the Royal George with at least sixty people attending. Robin Reid led the conversation, summarizing comments from our panelists: Robert Huber, Michael Quinn, Catherine … More Sixty people and great ideas on Transdisciplinary Approaches in Mountain SES

RT14. Transdisciplinary approaches to sustainability of mountain social-ecological systems under global change

In preparation for our roundtable, please read the following: In this roundtable discussion, we will share experiences regarding best practices for effective transdisciplinary research in mountains.  We will ask whether there are similarities/differences in approaches to transdiscliplinary processes among roundtable participants and identify cross-cutting principles for success and /or enduring challenges. Comment: Know the full … More RT14. Transdisciplinary approaches to sustainability of mountain social-ecological systems under global change