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1. MOUNTAINS ARE UNIQUE SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

The MRI’s focus on mountains as social-ecological systems is interdisciplinary, and seeks to understand both the function of individual system elements and the cumulative effects of their interaction.

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2. THE DIVERSITY WITHIN THE MOUNTAIN RESEARCH COMMUNITY IS AN ASSET

The MRI values the scientific, cultural, and generational diversity of the mountain research community, which reflects the diversity of mountains themselves.

Knowledge Icon3. KNOWLEDGE IS PRODUCED IN MANY FORMS BY MANY PEOPLE

The MRI recognizes the importance of different kinds of knowledge, beyond scientific research, and seeks to promote synergies between them.

Social Icon4. KNOWLEDGE HAS A SOCIAL ROLE

The MRI views research as being part of a social process, and values knowledge for its ability to enable action and identify pathways towards more sustainable mountain regions.

Network Icon5. THE PROGRESS OF GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH IN MOUNTAINS REQUIRES CONNECTION

The MRI seeks to facilitate interactions among researchers in order to create networks that can accomplish more than individual researchers can achieve on their own.

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