Into the Bale Mountains
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Into the Bale Mountains

The Bale Mountains are an undiscovered part of Ethiopia, with breathtaking landscapes spanning a variety of agro-ecological zones. You can start with a road trip taking you from the green agro-pastoral highlands across the massive plateau, a beautifully empty landscape and habitat of the rare Ethiopian wolf, endemic to Ethiopia. You have a good chance […]

Shifting landscapes: Forest fragmentation in the Polish Carpathians
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Shifting landscapes: Forest fragmentation in the Polish Carpathians

Forests in the Carpathian Mountains have changed a lot over the last two centuries. Forest cover in the Polish Carpathians, for example, has nearly doubled from about 27% in the mid-nineteenth century to 46% today. Not surprisingly, as agriculture in the Carpathians has declined, changes in forest distribution and forest fragmentation have followed. Forest fragmentation […]

Carbon and erosion in the páramo Shangri La
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Carbon and erosion in the páramo Shangri La

After three hours of bushwhacking our way through nearly impenetrable tropical montane forest, soaking wet from a combination of rain and sweat, hands bruised and bloody from the constant swinging of machetes through razor-sharp fronds, we emerged onto a tiny gravel bar along the Ningar River, otherwise known on our research agenda as Site 4. […]

LuMont – Lusophony Mountain Research Network
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LuMont – Lusophony Mountain Research Network

Mountains 2016, an international conference that will take place in Braganca, Portugal, from 3-7 October, will be a large-scale international event concerning climate change and ecosystem services in mountain areas. As discussed previously (see June post), one of the major goals of Mountains 2016 is to promote cooperation among researchers and stakeholders. In addition, the […]