allgau 2972900 smallThe journal Climate Change Responses is now accepting submissions for a special thematic series on 'Mechanisms underlying dynamics of montane ecosystems and species in an era of climate variability and change.'

Climate Change Responses is an open access interdisciplinary journal dedicated to publishing exceptional research on ecological and evolutionary responses to climate change. This special series is looking for papers examining the interactions between abiotic and biotic processes in montane ecosystems from community, species, and genetic perspectives; all taxonomic focuses are welcome.

earthquake 1665878 640 smallYoung researchers are encouraged to contribute to innovative research in the field of disaster risk through this exciting, capacity building Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) program. 

IRDR is a global, trans-disciplinary research program, sponsored by the ICSU, the ISSC, and the UNISDR, that focuses on the challenges brought by natural disasters, mitigating their impacts, and improving related policy-making mechanisms. As part of this, it aims to promote the capacity building of young professionals and encourage them to undertake innovative and needs-based research that enhances the links between science-policy and science-practice.

Icown June 2018, the Free University of Bolzano and Eurac Research Center will hold a symposium in Italy exclusively focused on the topic of mountain livestock farming. Abstract submissions are now invited from researchers across Europe. 

The 1st European Symposium on Livestock Farming in Mountain Areas will be held in Bozen-Bolzano in South Tyrol, Italy, 20-22 June 2018. This event aims to cover a broad range of topics related to livestock farming in mountain areas, including animal husbandry and breeding, agricultural economics, landscape conservation, and social sciences related to mountain livestock. Research contributions from all relevant disciplines are welcome.

cobweb smallSubmissions are invited for an upcoming focus collection of the journal Environmental Research Letters entitled ‘Environmental Research Infrastructures: New Scientific Capabilities to Address Global Challenges.'
In this collection coordinated by COOP+, a Horizon 2020 project, the scientific and technological capabilities of current environmental research infrastructures will be evaluated by their ability to address global environmental challenges. Cooperative and interdisciplinary contributions are sought that pull together ideas from ecology, biogeochemistry, Earth sciences, and/or social sciences to describe the role of research infrastructures in providing part of the global solution.

eco.montThe January issue of this open-access journal reflects on many aspects of protected mountain areas, including tourism, economic development, and biodiversity.

This latest edition of eco.mont: Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research and Management presents a review of private protected areas in Latin America and their role in conservation practices, and a study carried out in the Hrubý Jeseník Mountains of the Czech Republic that introduces a growth simulation model for future changes in forest ecosystems.

campos do jordao 2934837 1280 smallThe II International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions, part of Mountains 2018, invites proposals for symposia until 25 February 2018.

Taking place in Nova Friburgo, Brazil, 10-14 December, Mountains 2018 aims to promote sustainable development in mountains based on science, knowledge, and innovation. It is comprised of two events: the III Workshop on Sustainable Development in Mountain Environments, and the II International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions.

mountain rangeLast chance to submit your paper for the Global Mountains Conference at the University of Cambridge, which takes place this summer and aims to bring together conceptions of mountains as both subjects of inquiry and the settings of unique human and beyond-human stories across Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

Key themes to be addressed during the conference include the importance of verticality in the history of scientific practice, the reciprocal effects of mountain environments and human cultures, and the roles of mountains as borderlands between states and empires (and thus as spaces that complicate national and regional boundaries). 

lake 999536 640A new HI-AWARE working paper highlights some climate change adaptation options in the Indus region, and emphasizes the need for multi-sectoral involvement in building robust climate change strategies.

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