Years of No Winter: R3 and the Blob
posted by Connie Millar
Conflicts within the environmental community
posted by Gregory Greenwood
posted by Dominik Kaim
Landscape approaches: better tools to boost conservation of Andean forests
posted by Manuel Peralvo
Ain’t no mountain high enough – the Mountain Invasion Research Network
posted by Jonas Lembrecht
Long-term forest use in the Papua New Guinea mountains
posted by Matthew Prebble
University of Alberta is developing a new MOOC on mountains
The University of Alberta is developing a new MOOC Massive Open Online Course to be launched in 2016. They are also putting together a Certificate program in Interdesciplinary Mountain Studies. A key part of that is both field and international (study abroad) experiences (movie).
Updated map of observatories!
The map of observatories is growing continously. The updated version is now available!
If your observatory is not yet on the map, please fill in the questionnaire
African mountain research conference – deadline for registration and abstract submission extended to 30 April!
22 – 24 June 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
AfroMont, in partnership with the Climate Science Center (CSC) of Addis Ababa University, will host this Mountain Science Research Symposium to showcase African mountain research and research organisations. more
Registration and abstract submission deadline is extended to 30 April 2015!
New publication “Socio-Economic Atlas of Kenya”
Wiesmann, U., Kiteme, B., Mwangi, Z. (2014): Socio-Economic Atlas of Kenya: Depicting the National Population Census by County and Sub-Location. KNBS, Nairobi. CETRAD, Nanyuki. CDE, Bern. ISBN: 9966-767-46-0.
Mountain Research and Development, Vol 35, No 1, available online and open access
Papers explore how Indian farmers benefit from a pro-poor value chain; Peruvian periurban farmers’ views on urbanization; European intergenerational practices for protected area management; a low-cost DEM methodology for the Andes; French and Italian mountain farms’ adaptation to socioeconomic and political change; alpine forest communities’ response to climate variability in Nepal; and the impact of fertilizer on degraded grasslands in Tibet.
Equator Prize 2015 – Call for nominations
This year, as a special contribution to United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP21), the Equator Prize 2015 will honor 20 outstanding local and indigenous community initiatives that are reducing poverty, protecting nature and strengthening resilience in the face of climate change.The theme of this cycle of the Equator Prize is ‘empowerment, rights, and partnerships for local climate action’. The Equator Prize 2015 is open to community-based initiatives active in all countries receiving support from the UN Development Programme, making this a truly global award for local best practice.
Deadline for nomination: 27 May 2015