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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

Soil organic carbon contents, aggregate stability, and humic acid composition in different alpine grasslands in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Abstract Alpine grassland soils on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau store approximately 33.5 Pg of organic carbon (C) at 0–0.75 m depth and play an important role in the global carbon cycle. We investigated soil organic C (SOC), water-soluble...

Journal of Mountain Science

Contrasting changes in above- and below-ground biomass allocation across treeline ecotones in southeast Tibet

Abstract Under conditions of a warmer climate, the advance of the alpine treeline into alpine tundra has implications for carbon dynamics in mountain ecosystems. However, the above- and below-ground live biomass allocations among d...

Projet de recherche

MEmory, COnnaissance and MOdelisation of the Mountain: innovations and transfer of tools for the design of panoramic plans

The project is an original collaboration between geographers, cognitive scientists (INRIA GRA), historians (LARHRA) and computer scientists (LIG), around the study of the evolving representation of a territorial model: the design of ski resort trail m...

Projet de thèse

La construction d’un territoire de sports et de loisirs, les redéfinitions de l’Oisans de 1960 à nos jours.

Ever since the end of the 18th century, European social imagination has turned towards a promotion of mountain areas. In France, the emergence and thriving of mountaineering until the mid-20th century brought Oisans its respectability. However, starti...

Actualité du Labex

"Mountain regions, territories of innovation" : registration is open !

LabEx ITEM is pleased to inform you that the registration is now open for the symposium "Mountain regions, territories of innovation" (11 to 13 January, 2017 - City of territories - University of Grenoble-Alpes) :


X European Mountain Convention “Mountains’ vulnerability to climate change: how can people and territories adapt and mitigate its effects?”

Euromontana, the European Association of Mountain areas with the Mountain Research Centre (CIMO) of the Polytechnic institute of Bragança (IPB) and the Association for the Development of Viticulture in the Douro Region (ADVID) in Portugal are organisi...

Journal of Mountain Science

Local vs. cross station simulation of suspended sediment load in successive hydrometric stations: heuristic modeling approach

Abstract The present paper aims at modeling suspended sediment load (SSL) using heuristic data driven methodologies, e.g. Gene Expression Programming (GEP) and Support Vector Machine (SVM) in three successive hydrometric stations o...

Journal of Mountain Science

Preliminary studies on the dynamic prediction method of rainfall-triggered landslide

Abstract Rainfall-triggered landslides have posed significant threats to human lives and property each year in China. This paper proposed a meteorological-geotechnical early warning system GRAPES-LFM (GRAPES: Global and Regional As...

Journal of Mountain Science

Natural consolidation characteristics of viscous debris flow deposition

Abstract : Pore water pressure and water content are important indicators to both deposition and consolidation of debris flows, enabling a direct assessment of consolidation degree. This article gained a more comprehensive understa...

Journal of Mountain Science

Tourist preferences for agricultural landscapes: a case study of terraced paddy fields in Noto Peninsula, Japan

Abstract Many agricultural landscapes have been formed through the interaction and co-evolution of nature and people, and represent the living landscapes shaped over time through intensive and continuous human cultivation. Terraced...

Journal of Mountain Science

An easy approach to assess the susceptibility of a landslide by utilizing simple raster overlay methods: A case study on Huangtupo landslide (P.R. China)

Abstract Semi qualitative index based methods using rankings and ratings are commonly used in susceptibility estimations over a wide area. However, generalized ranking and ratings are not applicable for one single landslide. This p...

Journal of Mountain Science

Spatial variability of soil development indices and their compatibility with soil taxonomic classes in a hilly landscape: a case study at Bandar village, Northern Iran

Abstract Soil complexity and its multivariable nature restrict the precision of soil maps that are essential tools for soil sustainable management. Most methods developed for reducing impurities of soil map units focus on soil exte...