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The Lusophony Mountain Research Network will promote information flow among researchers and research institutions and work to create more and better opportunities for research partnerships, projects, grants, education, etc. 

As part of a broader mountain network (the Mountain Research Initiative), LuMont will be directly connected to the entire mountain community, which allows for endless possibilities for cooperation in science, education and development, as well as for active participation in the definition of research and political agendas in mountain socio-ecological systems. 

The Mountains 2018 Conference
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The Mountains 2018 Conference

Mountains 2018 is an international conference that will bring together scholars, professionals, policy makers and others involved with multiple aspects of the mountain world. The Conference seeks to stimulate and disseminate knowledge about the topic based on lessons learned from scientific research and practical experiences related to use and challenges of promoting sustainable development in […]

LuMont – The Lusophony mountain research network meeting: a common research agenda for mountain areas in Portuguese speaking countries
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LuMont – The Lusophony mountain research network meeting: a common research agenda for mountain areas in Portuguese speaking countries

LuMont, the Lusophony Mountain Research Network, met physically for the first time on October 7, 2016, in Bragança, Portugal. This was a very expected meeting since LuMont was until this date mostly a virtual network with general goals and objectives set by CIMO, the Mountain Research Centre at the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, who lead […]

‘Mountains 2016’ dedicated to Mountains’ vulnerability to climate change
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‘Mountains 2016’ dedicated to Mountains’ vulnerability to climate change

It has been more than two months since Mountains 2016 took place in Bragança, Portugal. The outcomes and impacts of the conference were many and all of them significant. Mountains 2016 included the X European Mountain Convention (X EMC), dedicated to “Mountains’ vulnerability to climate change”, and the 1st International Conference on Research for Sustainable […]

A winning combination: Mountains and wine in Portugal
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A winning combination: Mountains and wine in Portugal

Wine grapes have been cultivated in what is now Portugal for more than 4,000 years. The Tartessos, an indigenous people from the south of the Iberian Peninsula, produced wine as early as 2,000 years B.C. Phoenicians, Greeks and Celts helped to expand the culture of vines and the art of winemaking with the new varietals […]

Coming up! X European Mountain Convention
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Coming up! X European Mountain Convention

Euromontana (the European Association of Mountain areas), the Mountain Research Centre (CIMO) of the Polytechnic institute of Bragança (IPB) and the Association for the Development of Viticulture in the Douro Region (ADVID) in Portugal are organising the X European Mountain Convention “Mountains’ vulnerability to climate change: how can people and territories adapt and mitigate its […]

Montanhas brasileiras – Innovative sustainability research
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Montanhas brasileiras – Innovative sustainability research

Brazil is among the 20 countries with the largest mountainous areas on the planet, as nearly 17% of its national territory reaches over 600 meters in elevation. Brazilian mountains are extraordinarily diverse, spanning regions along the Atlantic coast, in the Amazon rainforest, the semiarid region and the multicultural countryside. Some of the most popular Brazilian touristic […]

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 […]

“Mountains 2016” is on the move!
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“Mountains 2016” is on the move!

Mountains 2016 is an international conference that will take place in Bragança, Portugal in 2016 from 3 to 7 October. The goal of the conference is to promote sustainable development in mountains based on science, knowledge, and innovation. Mountains 2016 will combine two different but related events: the X European Mountain Convention (XEMC) and the […]