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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

Mid and late Holocene forest fires and deforestation in the subalpine belt of the Iberian range, northern Spain

Abstract The conversion of subalpine forests into grasslands for pastoral use is a well-known phenomenon, although for most mountain areas the timing of deforestation has not been determined. The presence of charcoal fragments in s...

Journal of Mountain Science

Impact of earthquake-induced landslide on the habitat suitability of giant panda in Wolong, China

Abstract Massive geological landslides and unstable landslide areas were triggered by the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. These landslides caused deaths, damaged infrastructure and threatened endanger species. This study analyzed the imp...

Journal of Mountain Science

Characteristics of landslide in Koshi River Basin, Central Himalaya

Abstract Koshi River basin, which lies in the Central Himalayas with an area of 71,500 km2, is an important trans-boundary river basin shared by China, Nepal and India. Yet, landslide-prone areas are all located in China and Nepal,...

Journal of Mountain Science

Analyzing land use characteristics of rural settlements on the urban fringe of Liangjiang New Area, Chongqing, China

Abstract The objective of this paper is to analyze land use characteristics of rural settlements in urban fringe so as to provide references for optimizing the regional distribution of rural settlements, consolidating rural settlem...

Journal of Mountain Science

Distribution of soil carbon in different grassland types of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

Abstract Accurate estimate of soil carbon storage is essential to reveal the role of soil in global carbon cycle. However, there is large uncertainty on the estimation of soil organic carbon (SOC) storage in grassland among previou...


Interfaces between science and management: what role for scientific advice of Protected Areas?

To what extent and under what conditions are scientific councils able to promote scientific research in protected areas? To what extent and under what conditions can they support the management and the policy of a protected area and mediate conflicts?...

Journal of Mountain Science

Estimating cropland carbon mitigation potentials in China affected by three improved cropland practices

Abstract Agriculture is a large source of carbon emissions. The cropland practices of fertilizer substitution, crop straw and conservation tillage are beneficial and help to rebuild local soil carbon stocks and reduce soil carbon emi...

Journal of Mountain Science

Alterations to biological soil crusts with alpine meadow retrogressive succession affect seeds germination of three plant species

Abstract Biological soil crusts (BSCs) are the important components of alpine meadow ecosystems. The extent and morphology of BSCs vary greatly with alpine meadow retrogressive succession due to grazing pressure. There is significant...

Journal of Mountain Science

Variations in leaf functional traits and physiological characteristics of Abies georgei var. smithii along the altitude gradient in the Southeastern Tibetan Plateau

Abstract Variations in leaf functional traits of Abies georgei var. smithii at 3700, 3900, 4100, 4300, and 4390 m altitude were investigated in 15 typical plots in the Southeastern Tibetan Plateau. In each plot, three seedlings were ...

Journal of Mountain Science

Valuation of debris flow mitigation measures in tourist towns: a case study on Hongchun gully in southwest China

Abstract The estimation of the value on the engineering project in tourist towns is usually very challenging and controversial. In this study, an attempt has been made to evaluate the economic value of the debris flow control enginee...

Journal of Mountain Science

137 Cs tracing dynamics of soil erosion, organic carbon, and total nitrogen in terraced fields and forestland in the Middle Mountains of Nepal

Abstract The Middle Mountains is one of the regions of Nepal most vulnerable to water erosion, where fragile geology, steep topography, anomalous climatic conditions, and intensive human activity have resulted in serious soil erosion...

Projet de thèse

Le rôle des PME au sein de dynamiques de développement territorial durable

This thesis focuses on the conditions that facilitate cooperation between SMEs and other actors (individuals and private, public and civil organizations) in local sustainable development policies. Assuming that at first they require to be effective a ...