We will explore whether different mountain contexts are associated with specific best practices and will analyze the reasons for similarity, including objective ones (biophysical and social context) as well has historical/cultural ones (i.e. legacies in political systems, in systems of knowledge production). We will also address the hypothesis that while the former are likely to bring similarities, the latter may produce dissimilarities. We will:

  • explore and evaluate best practices and principles for effective transdisciplinary research and practice in mountain regions
  • highlight the best practices and principles across the different contexts of mountain social-­‐environmental systems worldwide.