The Mountain Research Initiative Reaches Outward and Clombs Upward

Weingartner, Rolf; Greenwood, Gregory (2011). The Mountain Research Initiative Reaches Outward and Clombs Upward. Mountain Research and Development, 31(1), pp. 58-60. Boulder, Colo.: International Mountain Society 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-11-00002.1

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Mountain regions provide a multitude of goods and services for much of humanity (Price and Butt 2000; Becker and Bugmann 2001), especially in the realms of water supply, biodiversity, and other ecosystem services (Schimel et al 2002; Körner et al 2005; Viviroli et al 2007; Viviroli et al 2011). However, the future ability of mountain regions to provide goods and services to both highland and lowland residents is seriously threatened by climatic changes, environmental pollution, unsustainable management of natural resources, and serious gaps in understanding of mountain systems (Huber et al 2005). Disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary research is required to maintain these goods and services in the face of these forces. The global mountain research community, however, has historically operated at a suboptimal level because of insufficient communication across geographic and linguistic barriers, less than desirable coordination of research frameworks, and a lack of funding.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Weingartner, Rolf and Greenwood, Gregory

ISSN:

0276-4741

Publisher:

International Mountain Society

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:26

Last Modified:

11 Sep 2015 08:50

Publisher DOI:

10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-11-00002.1

Web of Science ID:

000288847000008

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.9193

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/9193 (FactScience: 214875)

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