Journal of Alpine Research / Revue de géographie alpine

Mountain areas’ trajectories of vulnerability amidst global change

Context and key issues This thematic issue of the Journal of Alpine Research/Revue de géographie alpine JAR/RGA calls on researchers to identify and plot mountain areas’ trajectories of vulnerability in response to global change over a long period of time. The issue of long-term territorial dynamics (ranging from a few decades to several centuries), situated at the crossroads of societal and climate phenomena, needs to be examined. In other words, we are looking for a consideration of how territories are constructed against the backdrop of trajectories of vulnerability. How does this concept enable us to analyse mountain areas in a new light? This approach is rooted in the issue of global change because an analysis of trajectories of vulnerability facilitates our understanding of how societal, economic and environmental evolutions can modify mountain areas’ models of development. Thus, using the notion of ‘trajectory’ makes it possible to recognise the major trends in a system’s deve...

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