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Global Change in Mountain Regions: An Integrated Assessment of Causes and Consequences

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Many of the world's mountain ecosystems are moving along trajectories that couple high rates of environmental change with strong economic changes, whose collective effect may alter the ability of mountain regions to provide critical goods and services, both to mountain inhabitants and lowland communities. In order to address the environmental challenges facing the world's mountain regions in the 21st Century, we will develop an integrative research strategy for detecting signals of global environmental change in mountain environments, for defining the consequences of these changes for mountain regions as well as lowland areas dependent on mountain resources, and for facilitating the development of sustainable resource management regimes for mountain regions. Following a kick-off meeting, the details of the research strategy will be formulated through a series of product-oriented workshops dedicated to:
1) Long-term Monitoring,
2) Integrated Modelling,
3) Process Studies, and
4) Sustainable Development. The concepts developed in these Thematic Workshops will be revisited, refined and synthesised during a final Open Science Conference on Global Change in Mountain Regions. By gearing the research strategy toward implementation in mountain Biosphere Reserves, the project will take advantage of the existing UNESCO infrastructure and ongoing Global Change research in these areas. The structure of UNESCO mountain Biosphere Reserves provides ideal natural Global Change laboratories with core protected mountainous areas surrounded by lower-elevation buffer zones that are more strongly influenced by human activities. Adapting the research strategy for implementation in UNESCO’s mountain Biosphere Reserves in both developed and developing countries will promote European scientific participation, capacity building and leadership. This will be achieved through the active participation of Biosphere Reserve managers in the development of the research strategy.'

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Koordinator

UNIVERSITÄT WIEN

Adresse

Dr. Karl Lueger-Ring 1
Wien

Österreich

Kontakt Verwaltung

Georg GRABHERR (Professor)

Beteiligte (13)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

Frankreich

CENTRE NATIONAL DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE, DU GÉNIE RURAL, DES EAUX ET DES FORÊTS

Frankreich

EIDGENÖSSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZÜRICH

Schweiz

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY

Indien

PERTH COLLEGE

Vereinigtes Königreich

POTSDAM INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATE IMPACT RESEARCH

Deutschland

TECHNOLOGICAL AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE OF LAMIA

Griechenland

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION

Frankreich

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Niederlande

UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH

Schweiz

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI-L'AQUILA'

Italien

UNIVERSITÄT BASEL

Schweiz

UNIVERSITÉ JOSEPH FOURIER GRENOBLE 1

Frankreich

Projektinformationen

ID Finanzhilfevereinbarung: 506679

  • Startdatum

    1 November 2003

  • Enddatum

    31 Oktober 2005

Finanziert unter:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Gesamtbudget:

    € 448 265

  • EU-Beitrag

    € 350 000

Koordiniert durch:

UNIVERSITÄT WIEN

Österreich