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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

Developing a risk assessment system for gas tunnel disasters in China

Abstract Gas disasters always restrict the tunnel constructions in mountain area, which becomes a major geological barrier against the development of underground engineering. China is rich in coal resources and has a large amount o...

Journal of Mountain Science

Case study for investigating groundwater and the future of mountain spring discharges in Southern Italy

Abstract Groundwater extraction is used to alleviate drought in many habitats. However, widespread drought decreases spring discharge and there is a need to integrate climate change research into resource management and action. Acc...

Journal of Mountain Science

Land cover change in different altitudes of Guizhou-Guangxi karst mountain area, China: patterns and drivers

Abstract Topography, especially altitude, will influence the way, process and characteristics of land cover changes in mountainous area, simultaneously, the vertical difference of land cover changes will affect soil quality and reg...

Journal of Mountain Science

Sources of uncertainty in exploring rangeland phenology: A case study in an alpine meadow on the central Tibetan Plateau

Abstract Global climate change has been found to substantially influence the phenology of rangeland, especially on the Tibetan Plateau. However, there is considerable controversy about the trends and causes of rangeland phenology o...

Journal of Mountain Science

Spatial patterns and storage composition of woody debris in a natural secondary forest dominated by Pinus tabulaeformis on Loess Plateau, China

Abstract Woody debris (WD) is an important part of natural Pinus tabulaeformis mixed stands, and it affects the forest ecosystem stability and development. The WD spatial patterns are especially important structural characteristics...

Journal of Mountain Science

Using leaf area index (LAI) to assess vegetation response to drought in Yunnan province of China

Abstract Climatic extremes such as drought have becoming a severe climate-related problem in many regions all over the world that can induce anomalies in vegetation condition. Growth and CO2 uptake by plants are constrained to a la...

Journal of Mountain Science

Numerical modeling and dynamic analysis of the 2017 Xinmo landslide in Maoxian County, China

Abstract A catastrophic landslide occurred at Xinmo village in Maoxian County, Sichuan Province, China, on June 24, 2017. A 2.87×106 m3 rock mass collapsed and entrained the surface soil layer along the landslide path. Eighty-three...

Journal of Mountain Science

The properties of dilute debris flow and hyper-concentrated flow in different flow regimes in open channels

Abstract Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) technique was used to test the analogues of hyper-concentrated flow and dilute debris flow in an open flume. Flow fields, velocity profiles and turbulent parameters were obtained under diff...

Journal of Mountain Science

Characteristics and triggering mechanism of Xinmo landslide on 24 June 2017 in Sichuan, China

Abstract At 5: 39 AM on 24 June 2017, a huge landslide-debris avalanche occurred on Fugui Mountain at Xinmo village, Diexi town, Maoxian county, Sichuan province, China. The debris blocked the Songpinggou River for about 2 km, resu...

Journal of Mountain Science

Modeling of forest soil and litter health using disturbance and landscape heterogeneity indicators in northern Iran

Abstract This paper focuses on the indicators of soil and litter health, disturbance, and landscape heterogeneity as a tool for prediction of ecosystem sustainability in the northern forests of Iran. The study area was divided into...

Journal of Mountain Science

Preservation of organic matter in soils of a climo-biosequence in the Main Range of Peninsular Malaysia

Abstract Limited information is available about factors of soil organic carbon (SOC) preservation in soils along a climo-biosequence. The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of soil texture and mineralogy on preservati...

Journal of Mountain Science

Structure and regeneration dynamics of three forest types at different succession stages of spruce – fir mixed forest in Changbai Mountain, northeastern China

Abstract Analyzing and understanding the structure and growth dynamics of forests at different stages is helpful to promote forest succession, restoration and management. Three spots representing three succession stages of spruce-f...