Mountain ecosystem services, adaptive management and global change (2)

Blog contribution by the session chair, Sam Kanyamibwa (skanyamibwa@arcosnetwork.org), posted by Harald Bugmann. The session was composed of 6 presentations: 20-1- Studying trade-offs between timber production, protection and biodiversity in uneven-aged mountain forests (Dr Valentine Lafond). 20-2: Can adapted forest management sustain the provision of multiple ecosystem services in different European mountain regions? (Mr Marco Mina) … More Mountain ecosystem services, adaptive management and global change (2)

Challenges of landuse decision making in an increasingly nested and networked would

CHALLENGES OF LAND-USE DECISION MAKING IN AN INCREASING NESTED AND NETWORKED WORLD By Jack Shroder and Thomas Kohler This session was quite challenging and full of good new observations and information concerning the many new changes abroad in the world that in this increasingly networked and well-informed world we see ever more useful interactions that … More Challenges of landuse decision making in an increasingly nested and networked would

Farming in mountain areas (2)

The second session on “Farming in Mountain Regions” focused in greater detail on family and traditional farming systems, as part of sustainable mountain development. Jan Salick, ethnobotanist, presented about traditional Himalayan agriculture under conditions of climate change. Discussion of different participatory methods was offered, including use of mapping, calendars, plant cards, photo voice and repeat … More Farming in mountain areas (2)

Disaster risk reduction (2)

The afternoon session on Disaster Risk Reduction offered 5 relevant presentations that included issues related to risk communication, preparedness and the need of trans-disciplinary and integrated research (http://www.irdrinternational.org/). With no doubt education is one of the non-structural measures that has to be robustly implemented in the vulnerable communities of the whole world. To this regard, … More Disaster risk reduction (2)

Insights and challenges on modelling future LUCC in mountainous regions

As a short introduction, the main objective of modelling future land use and cover changes (LUCC) consists in exploring the future using scenarios and models. It does not aim at predicting what will be the future but at considering various possible futures in order to provide knowledge to stakeholders to help decision making. On the … More Insights and challenges on modelling future LUCC in mountainous regions