Strategic Research Agenda “Mountains for Europe’s Future”: Take it, it’s yours!
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Strategic Research Agenda “Mountains for Europe’s Future”: Take it, it’s yours!

The working group of the strategic research agenda “Mountains for Europe’s Future” is ready to launch the agenda, and to use it to make the case for the inclusion of mountain research topics in the final Horizon 2020 calls and other strategic documents. Many of you contributed to its development via the Horizon 2020 survey […]

Treelines and permafrost: gradual change or abrupt transformation?
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Treelines and permafrost: gradual change or abrupt transformation?

We’ve often heard that the Arctic is a canary in the coalmine for global climate change. Increasing temperatures, longer growing seasons, thawing permafrost translate into warming global temperatures—but what do these changes mean for subarctic environments and plant communities? This is a broad question that doesn’t have a simple answer. Trees only grow so far […]

Hope for African mountain honeybees?
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Hope for African mountain honeybees?

African mountain honeybees in the light of climate change and threats to honeybees’ diversity Honeybees are major pollinators of both native flora and agriculturally important crops. The crucial services rendered by both wild and managed bees is said to be responsible for the pollination of about 33% of agricultural and other pollinator-dependent crops. However, general […]

The Great Basin, USA: One-Quarter Empty or 100% Full?
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The Great Basin, USA: One-Quarter Empty or 100% Full?

As another field season winds up, and my colleagues prepare for research in far-flung international destinations, I, too, am packing my bags for the foreign land where I conduct my research: The American Great Basin. In his 1981 bestseller, “The Nine Nations of North America”, Joel Garreau shredded the existing boundaries of states, provinces, and […]