Thinking Mountains Interdisciplinary Summit

Thinking Mountains 2018 will bring researchers, students, and teachers from across the scholarly disciplines into dialogue with activists, artists, Indigenous leaders, and community members, all of whom share a commitment to global mountain sustainability, and to the betterment of mountain peoples, places, and activities. This will be the third interdisciplinary Thinking Mountains gathering. Thinking Mountains [...]

By |2018-07-31T15:21:35-06:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Upcoming, Workshops|


Please join us for this year’s MtnClim meeting at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, Colorado, Monday, September 17 to Friday, September 21, 2018. The 2018 Mountain Climate Conference will continue the tradition of excellence by working at the intersection of climate and a host of other scientific disciplines including hydrology, ecology, and glaciology. [...]

By |2018-07-31T15:21:55-06:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Upcoming, Workshops|

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

Cattle are moved seasonally between private and federal rangeland in mountain communities. Social–ecological approaches to rangeland management have been developed by the Blue Mountains working group and the Community‐Based Observing Network working group of the Mountain Social Ecological Observatory Network (MtnSEON). This Digital Special Issue showcases a number of examples that illustrate the importance of [...]

By |2018-07-31T15:06:12-06:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Hot off the Press, Special Issue|

Finding Water Scarcity Amid Abundance through Social-Ecological Modeling

Jaeger et al. (2017, PNAS) find water scarcity amid abundance using human–natural system models. Through a detailed coupled human–natural system model of the Willamette River Basin in Oregon, USA,  the authors identify how climate change and socioeconomic growth will alter the availability and use of water in coming decades. Results demonstrate how water scarcity varies [...]

By |2019-03-27T10:33:08-06:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Hot off the Press, Hot off the Press Featured|

Synthesis of Warming Experiments Across the Tibetan Plateau Demonstrates Effects of Permafrost and Drought on Net Primary Production

In Yang et al. (2018, Ecosphere), the authors conduct the first synthesis across warming experiments on the Tibetan Plateau.  They found that warming increased aboveground net primary production (ANPP) at sites with permafrost, but ANPP decreased with warming at non-permafrost sites. ANPP responded more negatively to warming under drier conditions, due to both annual drought [...]

By |2018-07-13T08:10:20-06:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Hot off the Press, Hot off the Press Featured|

Community-based Collaborative Conservation in the Rocky Mountain Region

Sixty leaders of community-based collaborative conservation gathered in an interactive workshop hosted by the Center for Collaborative Conservation at Colorado State University in March 2018. Workshop participants represented diverse geographies, conservation and livelihood issues, communities, scales and entities across the seven state Rocky Mountain Region. The purpose of the workshop was to explore the need [...]

By |2018-07-12T14:12:37-06:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Workshops|

New Insights from the Montane Forests of Western Cameroon

By Dr Aida Cuni-Sanchez --   I was recently in the Cameroon Highlands to collect data on the socio-ecological functioning of mountain ecosystems, for the AFRISKYFOR project, funded by EU. The Cameroon Highlands contain tropical montane forests internationally renowned for their rich flora and high levels of endemism, combined with high degrees of threats (e.g. [...]

By |2018-07-11T04:36:22-06:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog|
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