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 thumb_kozak_kif_0025.jpge! Science News Many climate change forecasts assume that temperature is the dominant driver of species distributions. A new study reveals that other factors such as precipitation may be more important in defining the habitable range of species. The findings could have global relevance.

Read more: UC Davis study shows plants moved downhill, not up, in warming world (new)

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The Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) is a multidisciplinary scientific organization that addresses global change issues in mountain regions around the world. MRI promotes and supports:

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mri_button.jpgFlash from the Mountain Research Initiative August 2010 * New conference webcasts online * MRI at AGU: who is interested in a key contact workshop? * ICIMOD: Monsoon Floods monitoring in Pakistan * Upcoming events * Publications * Positions * Prizes

Read more: MRI Global Flash

The thumb_gg_bwsmall.jpgDirector's Blog  Greg Greenwood writes on * Looks like a busy fall * Being back in Switzerland for the summer * Back in Beijing * Workshops taking shape * Personal impressions from the AAG meeting * The 12th Swiss Global Change Day *

Read more: From Dr. Gregory Greenwood

mri_button.jpgThe December 2010 edition of the Mountain Research Initiative Newsletter!

44 pages of global change science from mountain regions around the world, with special focus on Eastern Europe and news of the Perth conference in Scotland, news from MRI's regional networks, meeting reports and notes from new projects.

Read more: MRI Newsletter

mountaintrip_logo_anriss.jpg Mountain Sustainability: Transforming Research into Practice MRI and 5 European partners will work on developing innovative communication tools to make research results available to practitioners in mountain regions.  mountain.TRIP is funded through the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme and will run throughout 2010 and 2011.

Read more: mountain.TRIP

The MRI Annual Report 2009 is published. Read about the projects, proposals and meetings of the 2008-2009 period. 


Read more: The MRI Annual Report 2009