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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

Diversity, composition and host-species relationships of epiphytic orchids and ferns in two forests in Nepal

Abstract Epiphytic plant species are an important part of biological diversity. It is therefore essential to understand the distribution pattern and the factors influencing such patterns. The present study is aimed at observing the...

Journal of Mountain Science

Energy poverty in Greek mountainous areas: a comparative study

Abstract The paper studied the energy poverty in the mountainous areas of Greece through parallel primary surveys, in comparison with the country-level conditions. The surveys are based on objective financial and expenditure data a...

Journal of Mountain Science

Effect of rainfall on a colluvial landslide in a debris flow valley

Abstract A colluvial landslide in a debris flow valley is a typical phenomena and is easily influenced by rainfall. The direct destructiveness of this kind of landslide is small, however, if failure occurs the resulting blocking of...

Journal of Mountain Science

Active earth pressure acting on retaining wall considering anisotropic seepage effect

Abstract This paper presents a general solution for active earth pressure acting on a vertical retaining wall with a drainage system along the soil-structure interface. The backfill has a horizontal surface and is composed of cohes...

Journal of Mountain Science

Geomorphological mapping for the valorization of the alpine environment. A methodological proposal tested in the Loana Valley (Sesia Val Grande Geopark, Western Italian Alps)

Abstract Geomorphological mapping plays a key role in landscape representation: it is the starting point for many applications and for the realization of thematic maps, such as hazard and risk maps, geoheritage and geotourism maps....

Journal of Mountain Science

Spatial and temporal change patterns of freeze-thaw erosion in the three-river source region under the stress of climate warming

Abstract The three-river source region (TRSR), located in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in China, suffers from serious freeze-thaw (FT) erosion in China. Considering the unique eco-environment and the driving factors of the FT process ...

Journal of Mountain Science

Assessment of agri-spillways as a soil erosion protection measure in Mediterranean sloping vineyards

Abstract Suitable vineyard soils enhance soil stability and biodiversity which in turn protects roots against erosion and nutrient losses. There is a lack of information related to inexpensive and suitable methods and tools to prot...

Journal of Mountain Science

Formation and evolution of Emeishan basalt saprolite in vadose zones of Touzhai landslide source rockmass

Abstract In order to explain the formation process of slope hazards, and to identify the key factors leading to instability of a slope, Emeishan basalt saprolite in vadose zones of the Touzhai landslide in Zhaotong, Yunnan, was stu...

Journal of Mountain Science

The formation of the Wulipo landslide and the resulting debris flow in Dujiangyan City, China

Abstract The Wulipo landslide, triggered by heavy rainfall on July 10, 2013, transformed into debris flow, resulted in the destruction of 12 houses, 44 deaths, and 117 missing. Our systematic investigation has led to the following ...

Journal of Mountain Science

A dynamic model for exploring water-resource management scenarios in an inland arid area: Shanshan County, Northwestern China

Abstract Water scarcity is a challenge in many arid and semi-arid regions; this may lead to a series of environmental problems and could be stressed even further by the effects from climate change. This study focused on the water r...

Journal of Mountain Science

An estimation model for the fragmentation properties of brittle rock block due to the impacts against an obstruction

Abstract Mountain hazards with large masses of rock blocks in motion–such as rock falls, avalanches and landslides–threaten human lives and structures. Dynamic fragmentation is a common phenomenon during the movement process of roc...

Journal of Mountain Science

Interaction analyses between tunnel and landslide in mountain area

Abstract This paper focuses on the analytical derivation and the numerical simulation analyses to predict the interaction influences between a landslide and a new tunnel in mountain areas. Based on the slip-line theory, the disturb...