Looking Back but also Forward: The UN Year for Sustainable Mountain Development Comes to a Close

“Mountains are our origins and mountains are our solutions,” declared Wu Zhimin, Director of the Forestry Division for FAO, at the beginning of the closing ceremonies of the UN International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development in his role as moderator. This idea carried on throughout the entire conversation from forestry, to conservation, to genetics. Dongyu [...]

University of Turin ‘Science and Technology for Mountains (MONTES)’ Degree Program

Photo by Claudio Carrozzo on Unsplash The University of Turin is set to launch a new three-year degree course in Mountain Sciences and Technologies (MONTES) for the 2023-2024 academic year, subject to final approval by ministerial bodies by the end of spring. MONTES is being spearheaded by the Department of Agricultural, Forestry and [...]

By |2023-05-06T05:20:28-06:00March 28th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

#SaveMasungi from Quarrying and Remove Land Grabbers

On February 26, 2020, a quarry company started to encroach on Masungi’s assigned reforestation site. They put up barbed wires that will cut off reforestation work in some 500 hectares of degraded land around the georeserve (the equivalent of 11,450 basketball courts). It is apparent that the quarry company’s intention is to drive the project team [...]

By |2023-05-06T05:20:30-06:00March 23rd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

AfriMont: Everyday adaptation practices by coffee farmers in three mountain regions in Africa

Are you interested in adaptations by coffee farmers in the mountains? Curious about the extremities of climate change impacting mountain communities' ways of life? Are you invested in the intersections of climate change and everyday farmer adaptations? Mountain Sentinel network partners AfriMont authored a paper that sparks exciting discourse on the subjects above! If you [...]

By |2023-05-06T05:20:35-06:00February 9th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

MRD – Call for papers: Migration Trends, Impacts, and Pathways to Sustainability in Mountain Areas

Learn more about the opportunity here! Mountain Research and Development Journal is asking for a call of papers on migration trends and their impacts on mountain areas. They say, "with this focus issue, we aim to contribute to a better understanding of migration trends, drivers, and impacts in mountain areas. In particular, we are looking [...]

IPCC Cross-Chapter Paper on ‘Mountains’

Mountain Sentinels Network partner Mountain Research Initiative's (MRI) Executive Director, Carolina Adler, lead and authored the Cross-Chapter Paper on 'Mountains' featured in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change AR6 WGII Climate report 'Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.' The paper assesses climate change impacts and risks, vulnerability as well as barriers and options for [...]

By |2023-05-06T05:20:41-06:00November 4th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Graduate Student opportunities in Cryosphere and Hydrology at the University of Oregon

Learn more about this offer here. The University of Oregon is currently looking for PhD and MS students to join our lab in the Department of Geography. Students that are accepted will be fully-funded through teaching and/or research assistantships. Our group(s) specialize in satellite and drone remote sensing of the cryosphere and northern hydrology. We [...]

By |2023-05-06T05:20:42-06:00November 3rd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Feminist Hiking Collective: Collective Participatory Survey for Mountain Women

Feminist Hiking Collective is a feminist non-profit organisation and a transnational hub for feminist hikers. Their aim is to contribute to transformative system change through feminist pedagogy, research and resource co-creation, and to build collective feminist leadership and power through hiking. They wish to co-build a feminist world for the common good that is grounded in [...]

By |2023-05-06T05:20:47-06:00July 4th, 2022|Categories: Mountain Sustainability, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

MRD – Call for papers: Restoring Mountain Systems for Social–Ecological Resilience

Mountain Research and Development is looking for papers that systematically assess restoration experiences in mountains, including enabling and hindering factors for strengthened resilience of mountain ecosystems and people. Empirical research, baselines, and meta-analyses of degradation and restoration processes in mountains and their links to resilience are also highly welcome, as are agendas for future research, policies, or [...]

By |2023-05-06T05:20:50-06:00June 24th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Canadian Mountain Network Knowledge Sharing Summit: Indigenous Knowledge & Science – Moving Mountains & Beyond

Learn more about this event here. The Canadian Mountain Network (CMN) is hosting its 2nd Annual Knowledge Sharing Summit from June 6th to 9th. This year's theme is Indigenous Knowledge & Science: Moving Mountains & Beyond. The Knowledge Sharing Summit brings together Indigenous organizations and communities, university researchers, government, business, and not-for-profit partners to showcase CMN’s [...]

By |2023-05-06T05:20:51-06:00June 2nd, 2022|Categories: Conferences and Events, Events, Uncategorized|Tags: , |
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