Perth III: Mountains of Our Future Earth


An international conference in Perth, Scotland

4-8 October 2015

The Centre for Mountain Studies together with the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) and the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA), all members of the Mountain Partnership, organised a third conference – Perth III – on ‘Mountains of Our Future Earth’. This was a contribution to the global Future Earth programme, a 10-year international research initiative that will develop the knowledge for responding effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and supporting transformation towards global sustainability in the coming decades.

You can view the Plenary Presentations here.   You can also read the Perth 2015 Session Synthesis Blogs if you are interested in the outcomes of the conference.

A special issue of Mountain Research and Development based on presentations at the conference is available online.

A special issue of Regional Environmental Change based on presentations at the conference is also available online. This special issue is dedicated to land use and land cover change modelling in mountain areas.

As a contribution to the conference, the Royal Scottish Geographical Society published a special issue of its newsletter ‘The Geographer’ on Scottish mountains (Autumn 2015 - the articles start on page 6).

You can also access and download 'CIRMOUNT' Mountain Views newsletters here. The newsletter provides a diverse range of views and key messages from the conference expressed by session chairs and participants of the conference.

We would also like to congratulate the winners of the photography competition, as announced during the Civic Reception on Monday 5 October:

  • Mountain Stories winnerNiels Ackerman with his photograph series ‘Waiting for the flood’.
  • Sustainable Mountain winnerAnton Timoshenko with his photograph ‘Cook with the sun on the roof of the world’.
  • Dynamic Mountains winnerSarah Bittel with her photograph ‘Alpine Artefact’.

To view the winning photographs, please click here.



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