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The conference will take place at Perth Concert Hall. For more details on the venue please click here. For address and location please click here.

The conference dinner will take place at Dewars Centre in Perth.

 

For a pdf version of the programme please click here!

 

Monday, 27 September 2010

 

 

9:30 Conference welcome - Martin Price, Centre for Mountain Studies, Perth College UHI, UK
9:45 Introductory remarks - Rolf Weingartner, Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Mountain Research Initiative
10:00 Opening speech - Roseanna Cunningham, MSP, Minister of the Environment, The Scottish Government
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Toshio Koike - University of Tokyo, Japan - The role of mountains in atmospheric circulation
11:30 Anne Nolin - Oregon State University, USA - Mountain Hydrology: Landscape Connectivity and Change - Mountain Hydrology: Landscape Connectivity and Change
12:00 Questions
12:15 Lunch
13:45 Parallel session 1
15:45 Coffee
16:15 Parallel session 2
18:30

Poster session and reception

 

 

Parallel session 1
Location Global Session Theme
Gannochy Plant invasions in mountains 1
Norie-Miller 1 Integrated mountain observing systems 
Norie-Miller 2 Impacts of global change on mountain hydrology 1
Earn Amenity-based mountain change and development in an era of increased global uncertainty
Tilt Progress in multiproxy climatic reconstructions in the mountains
Museum Changes in mountain biodiversity 1
RSGS Resilience and adaptation of socio-ecological mountain systems to global change
   
Parallel session 2
Location Global Session Theme
Gannochy Plant invasions in mountains 2
Norie-Miller 1 Effects of climatic change on natural disturbance regimes
Norie-Miller 2 Impacts of global change on mountain hydrology 2
Earn Sustainable tourism and resort development in mountain environments
Tilt High-elevation climate
Museum Changes in mountain biodiversity 2
RSGS Mountain biocultural diversity: social scientific approaches to change

 

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

 

8:45 Bernard Debarbieux and Martin Price - University of Geneva, Switzerland + Perth College UHI, UK - Mountains as global common goods
9:15 David Barkin - Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico - Economic globalisation in mountain regions 
9:45 Peter Messerli - University of Bern, Switzerland - Slow mountains: Bridging the gap between contextuality and globalised agendas in mountain development
10:15 Questions
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Masayoshi Nakawo - National Institutes for the Humanities, Tokyo, Japan - Change in water availability for the last 2000 years in arid central Eurasia - is it a consequence of climate change or human activities?
11:30 Paul Mayewski - University of Maine, USA - Changes in climate over the last several hundred years based on ice cores and glacier extent in Asia, South America, Yukon Territory, Antarctica and Greenland
12:00 Questions
12:15 Lunch
13:45 Parallel session 3
15:45 Coffee
16:15 Parallel session 4
19:30 Public event organised with the Cairngorms National Park Authority
Parallel session 3
Location Global Session Theme
Gannochy Impacts of climate change on mountain ecosystems 1
Norie-Miller 1 Changes in and responses to mountain hazards
Norie-Miller 2 Impacts of global change on mountain hydrology 3
Earn The  consequences of economic and cultural globalisation
Tilt Changes in climate along altitudinal transects
Museum Changes in mountain biodiversity 3
RSGS Mountain Biosphere Reserves as learning sites for research, adaptation and mitigation in the context of global change
Parallel session 4
Location Global Session Theme
Gannochy Impacts of climate change on mountain ecosystems 2
Norie-Miller 1 Monitoring of Global Change in the Asian Mountains
Norie-Miller 2 Integrated water resource management in mountain regions 1
Earn The Western Mountain Initiative
Tilt Global change in the Alps: impacts and adaptation
Museum Past, present and future land use in mountain regions 1
RSGS Global Change in the Americas Cordillera

 

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

 

8:45 Patrick Hostert - Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany - The Fall of the Iron Curtain - a major driver of land-use changes in mountains
9:15 Eduard Mueller - University for International Cooperation, Costa Rica - Challenges of global change for Mountain Biosphere Reserves and World Heritage Sites
9:45 Yao Tandong - Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences  - Global changes on the Third Pole
10:15 Questions
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Adrienne Grêt-Regamey - ETH Zurich, Switzerland - Mountain ecosystem services -- who cares?
11:30 Katharine Dickinson - University of Otago, New Zealand - Changes in mountain biodiversity
12:00 Questions
12:15 Lunch
13:45 Parallel session 5
15:45 Coffee
16:15 Parallel session 6
19:30 Conference dinner
Parallel session 5
Location Global Session Theme
Gannochy Impacts of climate change on mountain ecosystems 3
Norie-Miller 1 Changes in mountain soils
Norie-Miller 2 Integrated water resource management in mountain regions 2
Earn Demographic changes in mountain regions
Tilt Changes in the mountain cryosphere 1
Museum Past, present and future land use in mountain regions 2
RSGS Knowledge systems and mountain sustainability concerns
   
Parallel session 6
Location Global Session Theme
Gannochy Impacts of climate change on mountain ecosystems 4
Norie-Miller 1 Changes in aquatic mountain ecosystems
Norie-Miller 2 Adaptations of mountain communities to changing hydrologies
Earn Urban-rural linkages in and around mountain areas
Tilt Changes in the mountain cryosphere 2
Museum Past, present and future land use in mountain regions 3
RSGS Approaches to change: The potential of regionalized analyses for mountain development and policy support

 

Thursday, 30 September 2010

 

9:00 Emerging themes for global change research and sustainable development
10:15 Coffee
10:30 Bruno Messerli: Global Concerns in a time of Global Change: Where are we coming from, where are we going to?
11:00 Mountains on the road to Rio+20 and beyond
12:00 Closing remarks

 

 

 

Supporters:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perth 800

British Council

UNESCO MAB Programme

Global Land Project

IGU Commission

Austrian Academy of Sciences