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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

Tourism sectorization opportunity spectrum model and space partition of tourism urbanization area: a case of the Mayangxi ecotourism area, Fujian province, China

Abstract Nowadays, tourism has become an increasingly significant driving force of modern urbanization in China. However, it has caused varieties of problems, such as resource unreasonable utilization, society unfair play, and envi...

Journal of Mountain Science

Effects of rainfall regime and its character indices on soil loss at loessial hillslope with ephemeral gully

Abstract Understanding the relationship between hillslope soil loss with ephemeral gully and rainfall regime is important for soil loss prediction and erosion control. Based on 12-year field observation data, this paper quantified ...

Journal of Mountain Science

Investigating a potential reservoir landslide and suggesting its treatment using limit-equilibrium and numerical methods

Abstract A reservoir landslide not only reduces the water storage capacity, but also causes extensive damages to the dam body, power/water transmission lines, roads, and other infrastructures. The Latian Dam, located 35 km north ea...

Journal of Mountain Science

Tree wave migration across an elevation gradient in the Altai Mountains, Siberia

Abstract The phenomenon of tree waves (hedges and ribbons) formation within the alpine ecotone in Altai Mountains and its response to observed air temperature increase was considered. At the upper limit of tree growth Siberian pine...

Journal of Mountain Science

Quantification of 3D macropore networks in forest soils in Touzhai valley (Yunnan, China) using X-ray computed tomography and image analysis

Abstract The three dimensional (3D) geometry of soil macropores largely controls preferential flow, which is a significant infiltrating mechanism for rainfall in forest soils and affects slope stability. However, detailed studies o...

Journal of Mountain Science

Predicting the impact of climate change on the distribution of two threatened Himalayan medicinal plants of Liliaceae in Nepal

Abstract Predicting the potential distribution of medicinal plants in response to climate change is essential for their conservation and management. Contributing to the management program, this study aimed to predict the distributi...


Recensement des données existantes en sciences humaines et sociales à l’échelle de la région Rhône-Alpes-Auvergne sur la thématique du changement climatique

Census of existing data in human and social sciences at the regional scale (Rhône-Alpes-Auvergne) about climate change The purpose of this internship is to search data produced in human and social sciences in the Rhône-Alpes-Auvergne region. These ...


3rd Euro-Asian Mountain Resorts Conference

The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the Government of Georgia and the Georgian Mountain Resorts Development Company will organize the 3rd Euro-Asian Mountain Resorts Conference, in Tbilisi, Georgia (4 - 7 April 2017). Under the title “Innovativ...

Journal of Mountain Science

The dynamics of landscape-scale ecological connectivity based on least-cost model in Dongshan Island, China

Abstract As a hot topic in Landscape Ecology study, ecological connectivity is an important indicator for regional land sustainable use and biological protection. This paper conducted a systematic assessment of ecological connectiv...

Journal of Mountain Science

Variations and trends of trans-boundary runoff in the longitudinal range-gorge region

Abstract The mountainous hydrological process usually shows high variation to climate change and human action. In the Longitudinal Range-Gorge Region (LRGR), Southwestern China and Southeast Asian, the transboundary runoff variatio...

Journal of Mountain Science

Characteristics and interpretation of the seismic signal of a field-scale landslide dam failure experiment

Abstract Outburst floods caused by breaches of landslide dams may cause serious damages and loss of lives in downstream areas; for this reason the study of the dynamic of the process is of particular interest for hazard and risk as...

Journal of Mountain Science

Relict glacial landscape in the Sierra Baguales Mountain Range (50°-51° S): evidence of glaciation dynamics and types in the eastern foothills of the southern Patagonian Andes

Abstract The glacial morphology of southern South American presents invaluable evidence to reconstruct former glacier behaviour and its relation to climate and environmental changes. However, there are still spatial and temporal ga...