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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.

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Journal of Mountain Science

Wave-electric field coupling imaging diagnostic method for filled subgrade

Abstract Thick earth-rock filled embankment of large earthwork volume often occurs during the construction of expressways in mountainous and hilly areas. The compaction quality of earth-rock filled subgrade will directly affect the...

Journal of Mountain Science

Climate change impact in the Western Himalaya: people’s perception and adaptive strategies

Abstract The Himalaya represents a vast mountain system and globally valued for its significant role in regulation of global as well as regional climate that has direct impact on biodiversity and ecosystem services crucial for sust...

Journal of Mountain Science

Landslide susceptibility mapping using an integrated model of information value method and logistic regression in the Bailongjiang watershed, Gansu Province, China

Abstract Bailongjiang watershed in southern Gansu province, China, is one of the most landslide-prone regions in China, characterized by very high frequency of landslide occurrence. In order to predict the landslide occurrence, a c...

Journal of Mountain Science

Collecting Ophiocordyceps sinensis : an emerging livelihood strategy in the Garhwal, Indian Himalaya

Abstract In the Garhwal of Uttarakhand, India, the Bhotiya, an ethnically and culturally distinct tribal group, were historically engaged in seasonal migration (i.e. transhumance) to take advantage of scarce mountain resources and ...

Journal of Mountain Science

Comparison of the entrainment rate of debris flows in distinctive triggering conditions

Abstract Debris flows can be extremely destructive because they can increase in magnitude via progressive entrainment. In this paper, a total of 18 landslide-type debris flows and 268 channelized debris flows in Wenchuan earthquake...

Journal of Mountain Science

Effects of freeze-thaw cycle on engineering properties of loess used as road fills in seasonally frozen ground regions, North China

Abstract Compacted loess is widely used as fills of road embankments in loess regions of northern China. Generally, densely-compacted loess can satisfy the requirements of embankment strength and post-construction deformation. I lo...

Journal of Mountain Science

Positive adaptation of Salix eriostachya to warming in the treeline ecotone, East Tibetan Plateau

Abstract Understanding of treeline ecotone ecophysiological adaptation to climate warming is still very limited. Furthermore, it is difficult to predict which plant species could dominate in the future. For this reason, a study was...

Journal of Mountain Science

Influence of principal stress rotation of unequal tensile and compressive stress amplitudes on characteristics of soft clay

Abstract Soil behavior can reflect the characteristics of principal stress rotation under dynamic wave and traffic loads. Unequal amplitudes of tensile and compressive stresses applied to soils have complex effects on foundation so...

Journal of Mountain Science

Experimental study on large wood filtration performance by herringbone water-sediment separation structure

Abstract A herringbone water-sediment separation structure (hereinafter referred to as “herringbone structure”) has been shown to be effective in separating coarse inorganic debris; however, less is known regarding the large wood (...

Journal of Mountain Science

Influence of vegetation cover and other sources of variability on sediment and runoff response in a burned forest in South Korea

Abstract Post-fire field measurements of sediment and run off yield were undertaken in natural rainfall event-basis during five rainy months in Korea on a total of 15 small plots: four replica burned unseeded plots, six replica bur...

Journal of Mountain Science

Spatial distribution, sources and ecological risk assessment of heavy metals in Shenjia River watershed of the Three Gorges Reservoir Area

Abstract Surface soil/sediment samples were collected from the Water-Level Fluctuation Zone (WLFZ), cultivated land and forest land at 50 different grid points from Shenjia watershed, the Three Gorges Reservoir area in August 2013....

Actualité du Labex

International Symposium "Mountain regions, territories of innovation" : January 13 2017

LabEx ITEM International Symposium Mountains regions, territories of innovation  from the 11th to the 13th of January 2017 - Cité des Territoires - Grenoble-Alpes University Friday 09:00 - 11:0...