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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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Driving force and changing trends of vegetation phenology in the Loess Plateau of China from 2000 to 2010

Abstract Changes in vegetation phenology are key indicators of the response of ecosystems to climate change. Therefore, knowledge of growing seasons is essential to predict ecosystem changes, especially for regions with a fragile e...

Failure mechanism and stability analysis of the Zhenggang landslide in Yunnan Province of China using 3D particle flow code simulation

Abstract Based on the principle of 3D particle flow code, a numerical landslide run-out model is presented to simulate the failure process of the Zhenggang landslide (in southwestern China) under the effect of water after a rainfal...

GiT-based structural geologic feature analysis of the southern segment of Longmenshan fault zone for earthquake evidence

Abstract The Longmenshan fault is a thrust fault which runs along the base of the Longmen Mountains in Sichuan province, southwestern China. The southern segment of the fault had two distinct responses to the Ms 8 Wenchuan and Ms 7...

Length of stay in urban areas of circular migrants from the mountainous areas in China

Abstract Currently, there is limited literature dealing with the length of stay of circular migrants in urban areas (LSCMU), although many studies have discussed the phenomenon of migration and the determinants of migration. This s...

The influence of plant root system architectural properties upon the stability of loess hillslopes, Northeast Qinghai, China

Abstract To investigate the influence of root system architectural properties of three indigenous (cold-adapted) shrubs on the hillslope stability of loess deposits in the Xining Basin, northeast part of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (QTP)...

Weathering and soils formation on different parent materials in Golestan Province, Northern Iran

Abstract Geochemical, mineralogical, and micromorphological characteristics of soils and their relevant parent rocks including loess, ignimbrite, sandstone and limestone were investigated to identify the soil-parent material unifor...

An evaluation on using soil aggregate stability as the indicator of interrill erodibility

Abstract Aggregate stability is a very important predictor of soil structure and strength, which influences soil erodibility. Several aggregate stability indices were selected for estimating interrill erodibility of four soil types...

Geo-engineered buffer capacity of two-layered absorbing system under the impact of rock avalanches based on Discrete Element Method

Abstract Many rock avalanches were triggered by the Wenchuan earthquake on May 12, 2008 in southwest China. Protection galleries covered with a single soil layer are usually used to protect against rockfall. Since one-layer protect...

Submissions for UN report on mountains

The Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS) is currently compiling summaries of the most important results of mountain development activities since July 2013 for the United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) Report on Sustainable Mountain Development. N...

Mountain Research and Development issue online

When exploring pathways for sustainable development, knowledge about context matters just as much as our understanding of global processes. Papers in Open Issue (Vol 36, No 1) of Mountain Research and Development (MRD) carefully examine the changing s...

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1st prize ITB BookAward 2016 to „Atem der Berge“

The bestseller photo-book “Atem der Berge”, published in the last autumn, achieved resounding success at the ITB BookAwards 2016. The book, which shows the best mountain photos from the last five editions of the IMS Photo-Contest, was awarded the firs...

Effect of potassium on soil conservation and productivity of maize/cowpea based crop rotations in the north-west Indian Himalayas

Abstract Plots under conservation tillage may require higher amount of potassium (K) application for augmenting productivity due to its stratification in upper soil layers, thereby reducing K supplying capacity in a medium or long-...