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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

Dynamic failure mode and energy-based identification method for a counter-bedding rock slope with weak intercalated layers

Abstract The dynamic failure mode and energy-based identification method for a counter-bedding rock slope with weak intercalated layers are discussed in this paper using large scale shaking table test and the Hilbert-Huang Transfor...

Journal of Mountain Science

The status evaluation of the permafrost environment along the Chaida’er-Muli Railway in southern Qilian Mountains in northern Qinghai Province, China

Abstract Engineering construction has major influence on the permafrost environment. This paper analyzes the interaction between engineering construction and permafrost environment along the Chaidaer-Muli Railway (simply, CMR) base...

Journal of Mountain Science

Responses of soil inhabiting nitrogen-cycling microbial communities to wetland degradation on the Zoige Plateau, China

Abstract The wetlands on the Zoige Plateau have experienced serious degradation, with most of the original marsh being converted to marsh meadow or meadow. Based on the 3 wetland degradation stages, we determined the effects of wet...

Journal of Mountain Science

Landslide risk perception and communication for disaster risk management in mountain areas of developing countries: a Mexican foretaste

Abstract The increasing impact of disasters at local, national, regional and global scales in recent decades has provided enough evidence to urgently direct attention towards the necessity of disaster risk reduction and management,...

Journal of Mountain Science

Loss of preferred habitat and pollen limitation threatens reproduction in a rare mountain Paeonia delavayi

Abstract Paeonia delavayi is a wild tree peony species endemic to high-altitude regions in southwestern China. Recent agricultural land expansion, however, not only causes its dwindling popula...

Journal of Mountain Science

Analytical analysis of pullout resistance of the hydraulic expansion rockbolts on a frictionally coupled model

Abstract This paper proposes an empirical formula to estimate the shear strength of hydraulic expansion rockbolts. The field experimental results were obtained from eleven pullout tests to evaluate the results computed by the propo...

Journal of Mountain Science

Temporal and spatial variations in extreme temperatures in the Qilian Mountains-Hexi Corridor over the period 1960-2013

Abstract Based on daily maximum and minimum temperatures at 18 meteorological stations in the Qilian Mountains and Hexi Corridor between 1960 and 2013, temporal and spatial variations in extreme temperatures were analysed using lin...

Journal of Mountain Science

Impacts of reforestation on woody species composition, species diversity and community structure in dry-hot valley of the Jinsha River, southwestern China

Abstract To understand the impacts of reforestation on woody species composition, species diversity and community structure, seven plantation forests in dry-hot valley of the Jinsha River in Southwest China were investigated, with ...

Journal of Mountain Science

An indicator-based approach to assess village-level social and biophysical vulnerability of agriculture communities in Uttarakhand, India

Abstract With the growing recognition to myriad forms of current and future threats in the mountain agriculture systems, there is a pressing need to holistically understand the vulnerability of mountain agriculture communities. The...

Journal of Mountain Science

Technical efficiency and its determinants of the various cropping systems in the purple-soiled, hilly region of southwestern China

Abstract This study examines the technical efficiency (TE) differences among typical cropping systems of smallholder farmers in the purple-soiled hilly region of southwestern China. Household-, plot-, and crop- level data and commu...

Journal of Mountain Science

Spatial pattern analysis and associations of different growth stages of populations of Abies georgei var. smithii in Southeast Tibet, China

Abstract Abies georgei var. smithii is an important plant species in Southeast Tibet, China. It has high ecological value in terms of biodiversity protection, as well as soil and water conserv...

Journal of Mountain Science

The influence of elevation on soil properties and forest litter in the Siliceous Moncayo Massif, SW Europe

Abstract Understanding the effects of elevation and related factors (climate, vegetation) on the physical and chemical soil properties can help to predict changes in response to future climate or afforestation forcings. This work a...