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The LabEx ITEM is a research network in the field of humanities and social sciences. The research laboratories that make up this network come from institutions located in the Isere and the Savoie french departments. Labex ITEM's vocation is to provide the mountain territories with the analytical capacity and expertise that are essential to cope with the various forms of change they face: economical, demographical, cultural, climatic and so on.

The objective of this platform is to to shed light on the LabEx ITEM's own activities and networks. Its goal is also to communicate about its partners' various information when related to the mountain territories. This is an open communication and collaborative tool for everyone.

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Journal of Mountain Science

Landslide susceptibility assessment using the certainty factor and analytic hierarchy process

Abstract A new approach combining the certainty factor (CF) and analytic hierarchy process (AHP) methods was proposed to assess landslide susceptibility in the Ziyang district, which is situated in the Qin-Ba Mountain region, China...

Journal of Mountain Science

Regional ecological security and diagnosis of obstacle factors in underdeveloped regions: a case study in Yunnan Province, China

Abstract In order to clarify regional ecological security status and formation mechanism of regional ecological security barriers in underdeveloped regions of China, we took Yunnan province as a case to evaluate its regional ecolog...

Journal of Mountain Science

Spatiotemporal evolution and driving forces of changes in rural settlements in the poverty belt around Beijing and Tianjin: a case study of Zhangjiakou city, Hebei Province

Abstract The rural settlement is one of important aspects to understand regional human-environment relationships. Zhangjiakou city, located in the poverty belt around Beijing and Tianjin, was used as an example to analyze the evolu...

Journal of Mountain Science

Waterlogging risk assessment based on self-organizing map (SOM) artificial neural networks: a case study of an urban storm in Beijing

Abstract Due to rapid urbanization, waterlogging induced by torrential rainfall has become a global concern and a potential risk affecting urban habitant’s safety. Widespread waterlogging disasters have occurred almost annually in ...

Journal of Mountain Science

Monitoring elevation change of glaciers on Geladandong Mountain using TanDEM-X SAR interferometry

Abstract Glaciers play an important role in the climate system. The elevation change of a glacier is an important parameter in studies of glacier dynamics. Only a few ground-based measurements of high mountain glaciers are availabl...

Journal of Mountain Science

Shifting paradigms for Nepal’s protected areas: history, challenges and relationships

Abstract The modern history of protected area (PA) management in Nepal dates back to 1973 when the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act (1973) was promulgated and Chitwan National Park was established. In the years immediat...

Journal of Mountain Science

Automatic recognition of loess landforms using Random Forest method

Abstract The automatic recognition of landforms is regarded as one of the most important procedures to classify landforms and deepen the understanding on the morphology of the earth. However, landform types are rather complex and g...

Journal of Mountain Science

Alternative stable states in mountain forest ecosystems: the case of European larch ( Larix decidua ) forests in the western Alps

Abstract European larch (Larix decidua) forests of the western Alps form extensive cultural landscapes whose resilience to global changes is currently unknown. Resilience describes the capacity of ecological systems to maintain the...

Journal of Mountain Science

Effectiveness of Fiber Bragg Grating monitoring in the centrifugal model test of soil slope under rainfall conditions

Abstract Centrifugal model tests are playing an increasingly important role in investigating slope characteristics under rainfall conditions. However, conventional electronic transducers usually fail during centrifugal model tests ...

Journal of Mountain Science

Using very long-range terrestrial laser scanner to analyze the temporal consistency of the snowpack distribution in a high mountain environment

Abstract This study demonstrated the usefulness of very long-range terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) for analysis of the spatial distribution of a snowpack, to distances up to 3000 m, one of the longest measurement range reported to...

Journal of Mountain Science

Lithological mapping with multispectral data – setup and application of a spectral database for rocks in the Balakot area, Northern Pakistan

Abstract In the frame of landslide susceptibility assessment, a spectral library was created to support the identification of materials confined to a particular region using remote sensing images. This library, called Pakistan spec...