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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.

This platform is currently in beta test. Don't hesitate to send us your comments.

 

Projet de thèse

Territorial scientific councils: the exchanges devices between actors, places and objects of environmental public action

This PhD thesis is dedicated to the study of scientific councils in the fields of environmental public action and management of protected areas. These organizations, which appear as numerous in France unlike other European countries, have not been muc...

Projet de thèse

Governing borders. Innovation in cross-border coopération in the Alps: Espace Mont-Blanc and Alpi-Marittime-Mercantour

This doctoral thesis in Geography is the following of a master thesis in mountain law. Co-directed in geography and law and conducted under joint supervision with the Universities of Grenoble-Alps and Geneva, this work is multidisciplinary. The two...

Projet de recherche

Evaluation de la performance et aide à la décision pour la rénovation des habitations de montagne : le cas des stations de moyenne montagne

The winter sports resorts, and general mountain areas, represent a real stake today in several respects. Indeed, tourists, owners, economic and institutional actors of the territory all have varied interests and expectations, which however converge on...

The formation and evolution of the Qiaojia pull-apart basin, North Xiaojiang Fault Zone, Southwest China

Abstract Sedimentary sequences with drastic thickening over short distances have been observed in Qiaojia County, Yunnan Province, Southwest China. These are related to a pull-apart basin controlled by the Xiaojiang strike-slip fau...

Altitudinal trends in δ 13 C value, stomatal density and nitrogen content of Pinus tabuliformis needles on the southern slope of the middle Qinling Mountains, China

Abstract In this study, a coniferous tree species (Pinus tabuliformis Carr.) was investigated at a moderate-altitude mountainous terrain on the southern slope of the middle Qinling Mountains (QLM) to detect the trends in carbon iso...

Swelling characteristics of soils derived from black shales heightened by cations in Northern Chongqing, China

Abstract Black shale is widely distributed in southern and western China. The swelling and breakdown characteristics of black shale are important physicomechanical properties in engineering activities. Aqueous solutions with differ...

Changes in spatial variations of sap flow in Korean pine trees due to environmental factors and their effects on estimates of stand transpiration

Abstract It is difficult to scale up measurements of the sap flux density (Js) for the characterization of tree or stand transpiration (E) due to spatial variations in JS and their temporal changes. To assess spatial variations in ...

Spatial distribution of mountainous regions and classifications of economic development in China

Abstract China is a mountainous country with a great diversity of landform and geomorphology. This diversity underlines the need for regionalization and classification. This study defines the mountain terrains and regions with thre...

Contribution of aboveground litter to soil respiration in Populus davidiana Dode plantations at different stand ages

Abstract Soil respiration from decomposing aboveground litter is a major component of the terrestrial carbon cycle. However, variations in the contribution of aboveground litter to the total soil respiration for stands of varying a...

Effects of stand characteristics on tree species richness in and around a conservation area of northeast Bangladesh

Abstract We investigated the effect of tree cover, forest patch and disturbances on tree species richness in a highly diverse conservation area of northeast Bangladesh. A systematic sampling protocol was adopted and 80 sub-plots fr...

Birds in rocky habitats of the Tatra Mountains (Carpathians): species diversity and multiple ecological relationships

Abstract Rocky habitats are regarded as biodiversity hot-spots. Along with high species diversity, diverse ecological relationships can be observed in these habitats. Large groups of bird species use rocks in various ways: as perch...

Experimental study of entrainment behavior of debris flow over channel inflexion points

Abstract On-spot observation and field reconnaissance of debris flows have revealed that inflexion points in the longitudinal profile of a movable channel may easily become unstable points that significantly affect their entrainmen...