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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

Spatial distribution and dynamics of carbon storage in natural Larix gmelinii forest in Daxing’anling mountains of Inner Mongolia, northeastern China

Abstract In order to clarify the geographic distribution and change of natural Larix gmelinii forest in carbon storage in Daxing’anling mountains (Great Khingan Range) in North China’s Inner Mongolia, an area-irrelevant conversion ...

Journal of Mountain Science

Effect of traditional management practices on woody species composition and structure in montane subtropical forests of Meghalaya, Northeast India

Abstract In Meghalaya, northeast India, the local people have the tradition of managing forest resources since early ages. The management practice varies and there are forests with high degree of protection, where no extraction (sa...

Journal of Mountain Science

Adaptations of the floral characteristics and biomass allocation patterns of Gentiana hexaphylla to the altitudinal gradient of the eastern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Abstract This study addressed the floral component traits and biomass allocation patterns of Gentiana hexaphylla as well as the relationships of these parameters along an elevation gradient (approximately 3700 m, 3800 m, 3900 m, an...

Journal of Mountain Science

Climatic and geographic factors affect ecosystem multifunctionality through biodiversity in the Tibetan alpine grasslands

Abstract Ecosystem multifunctionality (EMF), the simultaneous provision of multiple ecosystem functions, is often affected by biodiversity and environmental factors. We know little about how the interactions between biodiversity an...

Journal of Mountain Science

A simple method to extract glacier length based on Digital Elevation Model and glacier boundaries for simple basin type glacier

Abstract Glacier length is a key morphological element that has many glaciological applications; however, it is often difficult to determine, especially for glaciers that cover larger spatial areas or those that exhibit frequent temp...

Journal of Mountain Science

Seasonal waterbird population changes in Lashihai Lake in northwest Yunnan, China

Abstract We studied the waterbird population at Lashihai Lake, Yunnan Province, China, which is a Ramsar Site (Wetland of International Importance), to determine seasonal variation in the species composition and size of the waterbird...

Journal of Mountain Science

Elevational distribution of butterflies in the Himalayas: a case study from Langtang National Park, Nepal

Abstract Mountain ecosystems are relatively more vulnerable to climate change since human induced climate change is projected to be higher at high altitudes and latitudes. Climate change induced effects related to glacial response ...

Journal of Mountain Science

Compatible taper and stem volume equations for Larix kaempferi (Japanese larch) species of South Korea

Abstract In this study, compatible taper and stem volume equations were developed for Larix kaempferi species of South Korea. The dataset was split into two groups: 80% of the data were used in model fitting and the remaining 20% w...

Journal of Mountain Science

Holocene activity evidence on the southeast boundary fault of Heqing basin, middle segment of Heqing-Eryuan fault zone, West Yunnan Province, China

Abstract The Heqing-Eryuan fault is an important part of the active fault system in the Northwestern Yunnan Province, China. Thus, the study on the nature, characteristics and activity history of this fault can provide not only the...

Journal of Mountain Science

Temporal changes in wetland plant communities with decades of cumulative water pollution in two plateau lakes in China’s Yunnan Province

Abstract Wetland plant communities in the plateau lakes of Yunnan Province, China, have decreased significantly over the past decades. To better understand this degradation, we analyzed the processes and characteristics of changes ...

Journal of Mountain Science

Response of fuzzy clustering on different threshold determination algorithms in spectral change vector analysis over Western Himalaya, India

Abstract Change detection is a standard tool to extract and analyze the earth’s surface features from remotely sensed data. Among the different change detection techniques, change vector analysis (CVA) have an exceptional advantage...