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Global Change and Mountain Regions: the Mountain Research Initiative Coordination Office

English title Global Change and Mountain Regions: the Mountain Research Initiative Coordination Office
Applicant Weingartner Rolf
Number 149873
Funding scheme Research Infrastructure
Research institution Geographisches Institut Universität Bern
Institution of higher education University of Berne - BE
Main discipline Other disciplines of Environmental Sciences
Start/End 01.10.2013 - 30.09.2016
Approved amount 1'000'000.00
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All Disciplines (9)

Discipline
Other disciplines of Environmental Sciences
Agricultural and Forestry Sciences
Economics
Political science
Social geography and ecology
Geomorphology
Climatology. Atmospherical Chemistry, Aeronomy
Ecology
Hydrology, Limnology, Glaciology

Keywords (15)

Ecology; Sustainable development; Inter- and transdisciplinary studies; Long-term observations; Global change; Hydrology; Mountain regions; Research framework; Research Funding; Communications; Governance; Mathematical modeling; Institutional analysis; Climatology; Process studies

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
Globaler Wandel und seine Auswirkungen aufs Berggebiet: Die Mountain Research InitiativeDie Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) wird vom SNF als wissenschaftliches Infrastruktur-Projekt gefördert. Die MRI befasst sich mit dem globalen Wandel in seinen Auswirkungen aufs Berggebiet, ihre Aufgabe ist die Unterstützung, Koordination und Kommunikation der Forschung zu diesem Thema.
Lay summary

Berge sind für die Menschheit von grosser Bedeutung. Die Hälfte der Weltbevölkerung hängt von den natürlichen Ressourcen der Berggebiete ab. Ausserhalb der Tropen liefern Berggebiete 40% des Frischwassers, in den ariden und semi-ariden Zonen ist dieser Anteil noch grösser. Die Hälfte aller Biodiversitäts-Hotspots liegen im Berggebiet, und die Bergwälder und –böden gehören zu den wichtigsten terrestrischen Kohlenstoffspeichern. Dazu kommen Holz, Mineralien und Energie als lebenswichtige Rohstoffe. Berggebiete sind dynamische Landschaften und ein lebendiges Archiv traditioneller Kulturformen, gleichzeitig aber auch Orte der modernen Freizeitindustrie.

Bergökosysteme reagieren empfindlich auf Veränderungen, seien diese klimatischer oder sozio-ökonomischer Natur. Klimawandel, Verschmutzung, nicht nachhaltige Bewirtschaftung und fehlendes Systemverständnis bedrohen die Berggebiete und ihre Ressourcen.  Die kleinräumigen Natur- und Kulturlandschaften der Berggebiete sind sehr sensible Zeiger des globalen Wandels und deshalb wichtige Räume der Forschung.

Der Globale Wandel im Berggebiet ist also ein dringendes Forschungsthema. Genauso dringend ist die Koordination dieser Forschung, die Vernetzung der Forschenden über nationale Grenzen hinweg sowie die Identifikation von Wissenslücken. Hier setzt die Mountain Research Initiative an.

Initiierung, Umsetzung, Integration und Information sind die vier Kernbereiche der MRI. Auf English wird aus Umsetzung  „implementation“ und so sind dies die vier „I’s“ des Sekretariats.

 

 

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 25.10.2013

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Publications

Publication
Diversified Long-term Growth: A Winning Portfolio for Mountain Research
Greenwood Gregory, Gleeson Erin (2016), Diversified Long-term Growth: A Winning Portfolio for Mountain Research, in Mountain Research and Development, 36(4), 549-552.
Introduction: Mountains of Our Future Earth—Perth 2015
Price Martin F., Greenwood Gregory B., Spehn Eva (2016), Introduction: Mountains of Our Future Earth—Perth 2015, in Mountain Research & Development, 36(4), 403-406.
Mountains of Our Future Earth: Defining Priorities for Mountain Research—A Synthesis From the 2015 Perth III Conference
Gleeson Erin H., Wymann von Dach Susanne, Flint Courtney G., Greenwood Gregory B., Price Martin F., Balsiger Jörg, Nolin Anne, Vanacker Veerle (2016), Mountains of Our Future Earth: Defining Priorities for Mountain Research—A Synthesis From the 2015 Perth III Conference, in Mountain Research & Development, 36(4), 537-548.
Social valuation of ecosystem services in mountain regions (special issue of REC)
Walz Ariane, Grêt-Regamey Adrienne, Lavorel Sandra (2016), Social valuation of ecosystem services in mountain regions (special issue of REC), in Regional Environmental Change, 16(7), 1985-1987.
Elevation-dependent warming in mountain regions of the world
MRI EDW Working Group (Pepin N. et al.) (2015), Elevation-dependent warming in mountain regions of the world, in Nature Climate Change, 1.
Non-native and native organisms moving into high elevation and high latitude ecosystems in an era of climate change: new challenges for ecology and conservation
Pauchard Aníbal, Milbau Ann, Albihn Ann, Alexander Jake, Burgess Treena, Daehler Curtis, Englund Göran, Essl Franz, Evengård Birgitta, Greenwood GregoryB., Haider Sylvia, Lenoir Jonathan, McDougall Keith, Muths Erin, Nuñez MartinA., Olofsson Johan, Pellissier Loic, Rabitsch Wolfgang, Rew LisaJ., Robertson Mark, Sanders Nathan, Kueffer Christoph (2015), Non-native and native organisms moving into high elevation and high latitude ecosystems in an era of climate change: new challenges for ecology and conservation, in Biological Invasions, 1-9.
MRI's New PIs. Interview in the Newsletter of the Mountain Research Initiative
Grêt-Regamey Adrienne (2014), MRI's New PIs. Interview in the Newsletter of the Mountain Research Initiative, Mountain Meridian, Newsletter.
On the Effects of Scale for Ecosystem Services Mapping
Grêt-Regamey Adrienne (2014), On the Effects of Scale for Ecosystem Services Mapping, in PLOS One, 9(12), 1.
On the Effects of Scale for Ecosystem Services Mapping
Grêt-Regamey A Weibel B Bagstad KJ Ferrari M Geneletti D Klug H et al. (2014), On the Effects of Scale for Ecosystem Services Mapping, in PLoS ONE , 9(12), e112601.
Mountain ecosystem services: Who cares?
Grêt-Regamey Adrienne, Brunner Sibyl Hanna, Kienast Felix (2013), Mountain ecosystem services: Who cares?, in Mountain Research and Development, 32(SUPPL. 1), S23-S34.
Mountain Research Initiative Seeks to Break New Ground in Second Decade
Greenwood Gregory B. (2013), Mountain Research Initiative Seeks to Break New Ground in Second Decade, in MOUNTAIN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, 33(4), 473-476.
Big Data are all the Rage - for Mountains, too!
Gleeson Erin H., Greenwood Gregory, Big Data are all the Rage - for Mountains, too!, in Mountain Research and Development, 35(1), 1.
Future Earth: Mountains without permanent snow and ice
Huss Matthias, Future Earth: Mountains without permanent snow and ice, in Nature GeoScience, (NEEDS TO UPDATED:NOT ACCEPTED YET).
Novel climates, species and interactions: when cold places get warm.
Rew Lisa, Novel climates, species and interactions: when cold places get warm., in Bioscience.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Transecto Cordillera Americano Peru (South America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
MOUNTerrain/GEWEX New Zealand (Oceania)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments (GLORIA) Austria (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Organization of Biological Field Stations United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Institute for Tibetan Plateau Research (CAS) China (Asia)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
AFROMONT South Africa (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna Austria (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Mountain Partnership (MP) Italy (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
Afromontane Research Unit, University of Free State South Africa (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) Nepal (Asia)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
International Network for Alpine Research on Catchment Hydrology Canada (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF/WSL) Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Future Earth France (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Consortium for Integrated Climate Research in Western Mountains (CIRMOUNT) United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Nevada Museum of Art United States of America (North America)
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Institut für Gebirgsforschung (IGF) Austria (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
Global Land Project (GLP) Brazil (South America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
University of Nevada, Reno United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
Centre for Mountain Studies (CMS) Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency (SDC) Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
Interacademic Commission on Alpine Studies (ICAS) Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Mountain Invasives Research Network (MIREN) Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
GEO-Global Network for Observation and Information in Mountain Environments Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Mountain Social Ecological Observatory Network United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
First Afromontane Research Unit Colloquium Talk given at a conference Moving global change research forward in South African mountains: reflections after a decade of the MRI 16.11.2016 Golden Gate Highlands National Park, South Africa Greenwood Gregory;
World Mountain Forum Talk given at a conference Assessment of Sustainable Mountain Development 17.10.2016 Mbale, Uganda Gleeson Erin Holly;
Second Annual INARCH Conference Talk given at a conference INARCH, MRI, GNOMO, GEO-GNOME, LTER, CZO: Relationships between observatory networks 16.10.2016 Grenoble, France Greenwood Gregory;
International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions Talk given at a conference New global GIS coverages provide spatially explicit coverages for mountain research 05.10.2016 Bragança, Portugal Greenwood Gregory;
Sustainable Mountain Tourism Alliance Talk given at a conference Current Examples of Sustainable Mountain Development 14.06.2016 Chamonix, France Greenwood Gregory;
6th Third Pole Environment Workshop Individual talk TPE Ecological Products 15.05.2016 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohioa, United States of America Greenwood Gregory;
GC24A: High Elevation Climate: Detection, Projection and Impacts II Talk given at a conference chair of presentation session 15.12.2015 San Francisco, CA, United States of America Greenwood Gregory;
GC21A High Elevation Climate:Detection, Projection and Impacts Poster chair of Poster session 15.12.2015 San Francisco, CA, United States of America Greenwood Gregory;
Perth III: Session 37 - Current Assessments of Sustainable Mountain Development Talk given at a conference Current assessments of sustainable mountain development 04.10.2015 Perth Scotland, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Gleeson Erin Holly; Greenwood Gregory;
Annual Meeting: Organization of Biological Field Stations Talk given at a conference Global Network of Mountain Observatories: Long Time Coming 17.09.2015 Gothic, Colorado, United States of America Greenwood Gregory;
Our Common Future Under Climate Change Talk given at a conference MRI Contributions to Future Earth 07.07.2015 Paris, France Greenwood Gregory;
Mountain Sentinels: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Mountain Sustainability Talk given at a conference MRI Interest and Support for Mountain Sentinels 30.06.2015 Chantemerle, France Greenwood Gregory;
AFROMONT Conference: Mountain research for sustainable livelihoods in a changing world Talk given at a conference The Mountain Research Initiative: Relevant for AFROMONT? For Africa? 22.06.2015 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Greenwood Gregory;
The 3rd Pamir’s High Elevation International Geophysical Expedition Individual talk MRI Support for HEIGE 27.04.2015 Paris, France Greenwood Gregory;
Climate Change in Mountains: Elevational Dependency and Diverse Impacts - Posters Poster (session chair) 16.12.2014 San Francisco, United States of America Greenwood Gregory;
AGU 2014 GC21G - Climate Change In Mountains: Elevational Dependency and Diverse Impacts Presentations Talk given at a conference Causal chains arising from climate change in mountain regions: the core program of the Mountain Research Initiative 16.12.2014 San Francisco, United States of America Greenwood Gregory;
5th Third Pole Environment Workshop Individual talk Ecosystem Research Directions for TPE 08.12.2014 Berlin, Germany Greenwood Gregory;
MtnClim2014 Talk given at a conference Accelerated Warming at High Elevations and Implications for Climate Adaptation 15.09.2014 Midway, UT, United States of America Greenwood Gregory;
International Symposium on Society and Natural Resources Talk given at a conference Exploring Synergies around Mountain Social Dynamics and Governance 08.06.2014 Hannover, Germany Greenwood Gregory;
Global Land Project Open Science Conference Talk given at a conference Coupled Human-Natural System Models for the Assessment of the Dynamics and Resilience of Mountain Socio-Ecological Systems 21.03.2014 Berlin, Germany Greenwood Gregory;
Global Land Project Open Science Conference Talk given at a conference The Role of Governance in Adaptation to Global Change in Mountains Regions 19.03.2014 Berlin, Germany Greenwood Gregory;
The Role of Mountain Ecosystems in GEO Work Talk given at a conference The Mountain Research Initiative: What is it and where does it intersect with GEO? 14.01.2014 Geneva, Switzerland Weingartner Rolf;
Discussion with ICSU Future Earth Director and Staff Individual talk The Mountain Research Initiative: What is it and what is its relationship to Future Earth? 09.01.2014 Bern, Switzerland Weingartner Rolf; Bugmann Harald;
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2013 Talk given at a conference GC32B. Environment and Eco-system Changes in the Third Pole and Other Mountain Regions II 11.12.2013 San Francisco, United States of America Drexler Claudia; Weingartner Rolf;
2013 Annual Meeting of the Japanese Alps inter-university cooperative project Talk given at a conference New Directions for the Mountain Research Initiative 22.11.2013 Sugadaira, Japan Weingartner Rolf;
Workshop of Regional Mountain Initiatives Talk given at a conference Review of progress and critique of approaches 30.10.2013 Geneva, Switzerland Greenwood Gregory;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
3rd MRI Science Leadership Council meeting 08.10.2016 Porto, Portugal
CH-AT Mountain Workshop 09.06.2016 Bern, Switzerland
MRI Mountain Mixer AAG 2015 31.03.2016 San Francisco, United States of America
MRI Mountain Mixer AGU 2015 17.12.2015 San Francisco, CA, United States of America
2nd MRI Science Leadership Council 08.10.2015 Perth Scotland, Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Perth III : Conference Synthesis 08.10.2015 Perth Scotland, Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Perth III. Roundtable 52: Guidelines for Future Assessments of Sustainable Mountain Development 07.10.2015 Perth Scotland, Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Perth III: Session 37 - Current Assessments of Sustainable Mountain Development 07.10.2015 Perth Scotland, Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Perth III: Session 49 : Social Change in Mountain Regions - How Does It Happen? 07.10.2015 Perth Scotland, Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Perth III: Roundtable 32: Advances in Observatories of Mountain Social-Ecological Systems 06.10.2015 Perth Scotland, Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Perth III: Roundtable 5: Maximizing the Profile of Mountains in Horizon 2020 05.10.2015 Perth Scotland, Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Perth III Conference: Mountains of our Future Earth 04.10.2015 Perth Scotland, Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Steering Committee: Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment 03.10.2015 Perth Scotland, Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Launching Workshop: Global Network of Mountain Observatories (GNOMO) 13.09.2015 Gothic, Colorado, United States of America
BIOSECURITY IN MOUNTAINS 01.06.2015 Flen, Sweden
MRI Mountain Mixer at the EGU 16.04.2015 Vienna, Austria
Key Contact Workshop prior to EGU 2015 12.04.2015 Vienna, Austria
MRI Mountain Mixer at the AGU 18.12.2014 San Francisco, United States of America
Key Contact Workshop prior to AGU 2014 14.12.2014 San Francisco, United States of America
1st MRI Science Leadership Council 19.10.2014 Kandersteg, Switzerland
Key Contact Workshop prior to the ESA 2014 09.06.2014 Sacramento, United States of America
Key Contact Workshop prior to EGU 2014 26.04.2014 Vienna, Austria
A Global Campaign on Elevation Dependent Warming 23.04.2014 Payerbach, Austria
Mountain Observatories: A Global Fair and Workshop on Social-Ecological Systems 12.12.2013 San Francisco, United States of America
A Global Campaign on Accelerated Climate Warming at High Elevations 10.12.2013 San Francisco, CA, United States of America
MRI Key Contact Workshop 08.12.2013 Berkeley, CA, United States of America

Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved


Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) 2016 WUN workshop: Compelling new issues for old African mountain Mountain blogs International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) “Mountains for Europe’s Future” meets the European Commission in Brussels Mountain blogs International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) A CH-AT about mountain research January 2016 International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) A CH-AT about mountain research March 2016 International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) A CH-AT about mountain research, June 2016 International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) A winning combination: Mountains and wine in Portugal Mountain blogs International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) AfroMont Research Digest April 2016 International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) AfroMont Research Digest February 2016 International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) AfroMont Research Digest January 2016 International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) AfroMont Research Digest June 2016 International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) AfroMont Research Digest March 2016 International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) AfroMont Research Digest May 2016 International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Coming up! X European Mountain Convention Mountain blogs International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Global Flash April 2016 International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Global Flash February 2016 International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Global Flash January 2016 International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Global Flash March 2016 International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Global Flash May 2016 International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Land degradation in the Drakensberg. Mountain Blogs International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Montanhas brasileiras – Innovative sustainability research Mountain Blogs International 2016
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Mountains for Europe‘s Future – A strategic research agenda International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Moving mountains of water Mountain Blogs International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) MRI América Latina Newsletter | Marzo 2016 International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) MRI Europe News February 2016 International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) MRI Europe News, May 2016 International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Strategic Research Agenda “Mountains for Europe’s Future”: Take it, it’s yours! Mountain Blogs International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) A CH-AT about mountain research, November 2015 International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Africa blogs blog posts International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) AfroMont Research Digest December 2015 International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) AfroMont Research Digest October 2015 International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Asia blog Mountain Blogs International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Asia blogs web blogs International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) CH-AT Newsflashes digital newsletter International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Europe blog Mountain Blog International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Europe blogs web blogs International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Global Flash April 2015 digitial newsletter International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Global Flash August 2015 digitial newsletter International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Global Flash December 2015 International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Global Flash Feb 2015 digitial newsletter International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Global Flash Jan 2015 digital newsletter International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Global Flash July 2015 digitial newsletter International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Global Flash June 2015 digitial newsletter International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Global Flash March 2015 digital newsletter International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Global Flash May 2015 digital newsletter International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Global Flash November 2015 International 2015
Media relations: radio, television interview on EDW Swiss Public Radio (SRF) German-speaking Switzerland 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Latin America blog Mountain Blogs International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Latin America blogs web blogs International 2015
Talks/events/exhibitions Make Global Change in Mountains Visible International 2015
Media relations: print media, online media Mountain Views joint newsletter with CIRMOUNT International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) MRI Latino América Newsletter | Octubre 2015 International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Next episode of the serial “Mountains for Europe’s Future”: Support us toward the finish line in Bru Mountain Blogs International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) North America blog Mountain Blogs International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) North America blogs web blogs International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Oceania and South East Asia blog Mountain Blogs International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Oceania and South East Asia blogs web blogs International 2015
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Research Summary: EGU 2015 International 2015
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Global Fair and Workshop on Mountain Observatories Blog website International 2014
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Global Flash Dec 2014 digital newsletter International 2014
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Global Flash Nov 2014 digitial newsletter International 2014
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Global Map of Mountain Observatories MRI website International 2014
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Mountain Research Twitter Blitz Twitter International 2014
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) MRI News N°8:Mountain Meridian International 2014
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Research Summaries ESA 2014 KCW International 2014
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Research Summary AGU 2014 KCW International 2014
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Research Summary for EGU 2014 KCW International 2014
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Research Summary: AGU 2014 International 2014
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Research Summary: EGU 2014 International 2014
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Research Summary: ESA 2014 International 2014
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Summary of Summaries website International 2014
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Afromont Newsflashes digital newsletter International 2013
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Governance as Adaptation in Mountain Regions SWITCH International 2013
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Mountains Under Watch - Keynotes and Sessions International 2013
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) MRI Europe Newsflashes digital newsletter International 2013
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Research Summary AGU 2013 KCW International 2013
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Research Summary: AGU 2013 International 2013

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
132773 Global Change and Mountain Regions: the Mountain Research Initiative Coordination Office 01.10.2010 Research Infrastructure
169157 Global Change and Mountain Regions: the Mountain Research Initiative Coordination Office 01.10.2016 Research Infrastructure
132773 Global Change and Mountain Regions: the Mountain Research Initiative Coordination Office 01.10.2010 Research Infrastructure

Abstract

Global Change and Mountain Regions: the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) Coordination Office is a scientific infrastructure project that promotes and coordinates research on global change in mountain regions (Becker and Bugmann 2001). MRI organizes its work around four "I's" - initiation, implementation, integration, and information. Initiation focuses on the formation of networks of researchers so that they can better develop interdisciplinary research activities and proposals. Implementation involves support to these networks, the maintenance of the profile of global change in mountain regions, and specific projects involves monitoring, processes studies or modeling. Integration focuses on the synthesis of research results and the publication of new knowledge. Information means the translation of research results into guidance useful for policy makers and practitioners, and communications within the mountain research community itself During the 2013-2016 period, the MRI will do the following under these four headings:•Initiationoconduct nine Key Contacts workshops,ocollaborate with regional research coordinators in Latin America and Africa,oexpand cooperation with other important regional entities such as ICIMOD, the University of Central Asia, CIRMOUNT, and the Chinese Academy of Science.osupport new thematic networks on treeline ecosystems, alpine lakes and coupled social-ecological mountain systems.ocollaborate with Austrian Academy of Science on the Swiss-Austrian Alliance for Mountain Research.•Implementationocontinue participation in Mountain Partnership, World Mountain Forum and Future Earth,oconvene the MRI Global Commission for strategic oversight and implementation of the global change research agenda for mountains,oconduct a global fair and workshop long-term observing systems of mountain social-ecological systems, olaunch a campaign to assess accelerated global warming at high elevations,ocoordinate a global study of agency and governance in mountain regions,•Integration oconduct three Synthesis Workshops on significant topics,osupport and execute Perth 2015, the major world conference on global change in mountains, osynthesize the results of Perth 2015,•Informationopromote a major global assessment of the state of mountain regions with respect to sustainable development, andoenhance its communication channels and products to support all program activities.The total budget of MRI for all activities is 1'561'592.20 chf. Given external funding of 450'657.20 chf, the request of MRI to SNF is for 1'110'935 chf.
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