Effective monitoring of biodiversity in mountainous areas must consider the unique nature of such environments and the complex systems they host. 

A workshop in 2020 brought together several experts to identify the key processes associated with ecological and biodiversity change in mountains, which associated variables should be considered priorities for measuring and reporting to provide reliable information to stakeholders, including policy-makers at local to global levels, and the extent to which the identified data needs can currently be met.

A corresponding paper is currently in preparation, with a submission to the journal BioScience planned.

Contacts: Prof. Dirk Schmeller, Toulouse INP (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

                  Dr. James Thornton, MRI / GEO Mountains (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

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