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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

Biomass growth characteristics of 13-year-old Pinus densiflora S. et Z. in a post-fire plantation on different contour conditions in Samcheuk, Korea

Abstract We used preliminary data to estimate the growth volume of artificially reforested Pinus densiflora in a post-fire area on three different contour conditions. We compared the growth of P. densiflora on a south-facing slope ...

Journal of Mountain Science

Reasonable selection of yield criteria for quantitative analysis of unsaturated soil slope stability

Abstract The yield criterion parameters of the soil material change with different values of the cohesion and the angle of friction because of sustained rainfall infiltration. Based on the Mohr-Coulomb (M-C) and Drucker-Prager (D-P...

Journal of Mountain Science

Leaf stable carbon isotope composition in Picea schrenkiana var. tianschanica in relation to leaf physiological and morphological characteristics along an altitudinal gradient

Abstract To understand the effects of leaf physiological and morphological characteristics on δ 13C of alpine trees, we examined leaf δ 13C value, LA, SD, ...

Journal of Mountain Science

Livelihood changes and evolution of upland ethnic communities driven by tourism: a case study in Guizhou Province, southwest China

Abstract As an effective livelihood approach to alleviate poverty without rural population migration, ethnic tourism has become the primary choice of economic development in ethnic areas worldwide in addition to traditional livelih...

Journal of Mountain Science

Optically stimulated luminescence dating of young glacial sediments from the eastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

Abstract Poor bleaching is a significant problem for Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating of glacial sediments. Five young glacial samples (including two modern analogues) from different depositional settings were collect...

Journal of Mountain Science

Application and comparison of coaxial correlation diagram and hydrological model for reconstructing flood series under human disturbance

Abstract Intense human activities have greatly changed the flood generation conditions in most areas of the world, and have destroyed the consistency in the annual flood peak and volume series. For design flood estimation, coaxial ...

Journal of Mountain Science

A public Cloud-based China’s Landslide Inventory Database (CsLID): development, zone, and spatiotemporal analysis for significant historical events, 1949-2011

Abstract Landslide inventory plays an important role in recording landslide events and showing their temporal-spatial distribution. This paper describes the development, visualization, and analysis of a China's Landslide Inventory ...

Journal of Mountain Science

Performance comparison of permafrost models in Wudaoliang Basin, Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China

Abstract Knowledge of the spatial distribution of permafrost and the effects of climate on ground temperature are important for land use and infrastructure development on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (QTP). Different permafrost models...

Journal of Mountain Science

Dynamic process simulation with a Savage-Hutter type model for the intrusion of landslide into river

Abstract Natural damming of rivers by mass movements is a very common and potentially dangerous phenomena which has been documented all over the world. In this paper, a two-layer model of Savage-Hutter type is presented to simulate...

Journal of Mountain Science

Sensitivity analysis of the DeNitrification and Decomposition model for simulating regional carbon budget at the wetland-grassland area on the Zoige Plateau, china

Abstract Although mathematical models (e.g., DeNitrification and DeComposition (DNDC) provide a powerful tool to study regional carbon budget, it is still difficult to obtain accurate simulation results because there exists large u...

Journal of Mountain Science

A size-gradient hypothesis for alpine treeline ecotones

Abstract Research on the stress gradient hypothesis recognizes that positive (i.e. facilitative) and negative (i.e. competitive) plant interactions change in intensity and effect relative to abiotic stress experienced on a gradient...

Journal of Mountain Science

Exploring seven hundred years of transhumance, climate dynamic, fire and human activity through a historical mountain pass in central Spain

Abstract A high-altitude peat sequence from the heart of the Spanish Central System (Gredos range) was analysed through a multi-proxy approach to determine the sensitivity of high-mountain habitats to climate, fire and land use cha...