Long-Term Research in Mountain Areas
Long-term research programs steadily gained in importance over the last decades, monitoring worldwide issues such as climate change, land use changes, deposition and accumulation of pollutants, acceleration of socio-economic evolution, and analyzing their influences on ecosystems. Ecological and socio-ecological questions in mountain areas can hardly be answered by short funding cycles such as 3-years-projects. Thus, long-term research involving different disciplines and scales is a promising way for gaining comprehensive knowledge to develop amendatory strategies. Long-term research means standardization of methods, long-term data storing and handling, and well-defined evaluation procedures.
With this workshop we want to provide:
- A platform for sharing information on long term activities in mountain areas
- A discussion forum for methods, data handling and evaluation
- Round tables for discussions of joint projects
- An opportunity to get together in a marvelous mountain resort
We are aiming to cover three main topics:
- Long-term monitoring: methods & data management
- Long-term monitoring & global warming
- Long-term monitoring & agricultural practices
We invite researchers working on long-term studies in mountain areas to share their results, their expertise in monitoring techniques and their experiences in stakeholder demands. We plan to invite (1-2) keynote speakers to stimulate the discussions. Talks and posters are welcome and we appreciate suggestions on discussion topics and round tables.
Deadline for final registration and abstract submission will be 15th of April 2017.