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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.

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Journal of Mountain Science

An experimental study: Integration device of Fiber Bragg grating and reinforced concrete beam for measuring debris flow impact force

Abstract The impact effect of boulder within debris flow is the key factor contributing to peak impact as well as to the failure of debris flow control work. So accurate measuring and calculating the impact force of debris flow can e...

Journal of Mountain Science

Laboratory investigations of earthquake- and landslide-induced composite surges

Abstract Seismic surges and landslides are both major secondary mountain hazards during an earthquake. This paper investigates earthquake- and landslide-induced composite surges through largescale shaking table water tank model exper...

Journal of Mountain Science

Impacts of warming on root biomass allocation in alpine steppe on the north Tibetan Plateau

Abstract Biomass is an important component of global carbon cycling and is vulnerable to climate change. Previous studies have mainly focused on the responses of aboveground biomass and phenology to warming, while studies of root arc...

Journal of Mountain Science

Allometric equations of select tree species of the Tibetan Plateau, China

Abstract The Tibetan forest is one of the most important national forest zones in China. Despite the potentially important role that Tibetan forest will play in the Earth’s future carbon balance and climate regulation, few allometric...


Revue de géographie alpine / Journal of Alpine Research

As part of its editorial policy, Labex ITEM has a partnership with the Journal of Alpine Research. The Journal of Alpine Research | Revue de géographie alpine is an international, multi-disciplinary journal. It publishes hitherto unpublished scien...


Revue Histoire des Alpes / Storia delle Alpi / Geschichte der Alpen

As part of its editorial policy, Labex ITEM has a partnership with the journal Histoire des Alpes. "Histoire des Alpes / Storia delle Alpi / Geschichte der Alpen" is a journal published annually by the International Association for Alpine History....

Journal of Mountain Science

Local records of long-term dynamics of bamboo gregarious flowering in northern Laos and regional synchronicity of Dendrocalamus membranaceus in two flowering sites

Abstract Bamboos are widely distributed in mainland Southeast Asia and have abundant biomass. They are characterized by prolonged vegetative growth and semelparity. Where bamboos are dominant, their synchronous flowering and death ...

Journal of Mountain Science

Effects of site conditions on earthquake ground motion and their applications in seismic design in loess region

Abstract The Loess Plateau is an earthquake prone region of China, where the effects of loess deposit on ground motion were discovered during the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake (Ms8.0) and the 2013 Minxian-Zhangxian earthquake (Ms6.6). T...

Journal of Mountain Science

Effect of drying environment on engineering properties of an expansive soil and its microstructure

Abstract This paper investigates the effect of drying environment, i.e. temperature and relative humidity, on the engineering properties and microscopic pore size distribution of an expansive soil. The shrinkage tests under differe...

Journal of Mountain Science

Observation and modeling on irregular purple soil water infiltration process

Abstract The infiltration process is a critical link between surface water and groundwater. In this research, a specific device to observe infiltration processes in homogeneous and heterogeneous soils with triangular and inverted t...

Journal of Mountain Science

Geotechnical investigations and remediation design for failure of tunnel portal section: a case study in northern Turkey

Abstract Mass movements are very common problems in the eastern Black Sea region of Turkey due to its climate conditions, geological, and geomorphological characteristics. High slope angle, weathering, dense rainfalls, and anthropo...

Journal of Mountain Science

Flora, life form characteristics, and plan for the promotion of biodiversity in South Korea’s Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System, the traditional Gudeuljang irrigated rice terraces in Cheongsando

Abstract The objectives of this study were to analyze the biodiversity of the Traditional Gudeuljang Irrigated Rice Terraces in Cheongsando, South Korea’s representative GIAHS (Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System) site,...