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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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International winter universities

Support for innovation through the dissemination of works by future or young researchers As part of the ITEM project, LabEx organises a biennial International Winter University to promote the works of future and young researchers on the subject of ...

Journal of Mountain Science

Selecting suitable sites for mountain ginseng ( Panax ginseng ) cultivation by using geographically weighted logistic regression

Abstract With the well-being trends to pursue a healthy life, mountain ginseng (Panax ginseng) is rising as one of the most profitable forest products in South Korea. This study was aimed at evaluating a new methodology for identif...

Journal of Mountain Science

Numerical model for homogeneous cohesive dam breaching due to overtopping failure

Abstract Based on the large-scale model tests, a simplified dam breach model for homogeneous cohesive dam due to overtopping failure is put forward. The model considers headcut erosion as one of the key homogeneous cohesive dam bre...

Journal of Mountain Science

Sedimentary environment of vermicular red clay in South China

Abstract Increasing interest in recent years has focused on vermicular red clay (VRC) in southern China due to its controversial sedimentary environment and provenance. Grain size is a useful way to determine sedimentary environmen...

Journal of Mountain Science

Organic carbon losses by eroded sediments from sloping vegetable fields in South China

Abstract Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) is the most important component of soil. Though small, it determines soil fertility and prevents soil losses. In this study, we examined relationships between the Particle–Size Distribution (PSD) ...

Journal of Mountain Science

Implications of tree species – environment relationships for the responsiveness of Himalayan krummholz treelines to climate change

Abstract Climate warming is expected to advance treelines to higher elevations. However, empirical studies in diverse mountain ranges give evidence of both advancing alpine treelines as well as rather insignificant responses. In th...

Journal of Mountain Science

Dating of the topmost terrace in the Jingxian Basin, Anhui Province: an indication of the establishment of the Qingyijiang River

Abstract On the northern fringe of Mt. Huangshan, many river terraces are developed at the junction between mountains and plains. The river terraces are most typical in the Jingxian Basin, Anhui Province, where the Qingyijiang Rive...

Journal of Mountain Science

Observed deformation characteristics of a deep excavation for the spring area in Jinan, China

Abstract The observed deflections and internal forces of pile-anchor retaining excavation were studied in spring area in Jinan city of China. Based on field measured data, the ground surface settlement, deflection of retaining pile...

Journal of Mountain Science

Experimental study on the moving characteristics of fine grains in wide grading unconsolidated soil under heavy rainfall

Abstract The initiation mechanism of debris flow is regarded as the key step in understanding the debris-flow processes of occurrence, development and damage. Moreover, migration, accumulation and blocking effects of fine particles...

Journal of Mountain Science

Surface mass balance on Glacier No. 31 in the Suntar–Khayata Range, eastern Siberia, from 1951 to 2014

Abstract This study presents a 64-year (1951–2014) reconstruction of the surface mass balance of Glacier No. 31, located in the Suntar-Khayata Range of the eastern Siberia, where the ablation zone is characterized by the extensive ...