Global Change in Mountain Regions (GLOCHAMORE)

© Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve, Canada

A world-wide network to study global change processes in mountains has been set up since October 2003. Based on the experience of over 20 mountain biosphere reserve managers and the expertise of over 300 scientists from all continents, a Research Strategy has been worked out to:

  • detect signals of global change in mountains
  • identify the consequences of global change
  • suggest responses at local and regional scales

Funded by the European Commission and sponsored by UNESCO-MAB in collaboration with the Mountain Research Initiative and the University of Vienna (Austria), the GLOCHAMORE Project worked on the main axes of causality that trigger global and climate change in mountain biosphere reserves.

As a result of five international GLOCHAMORE workshops and one Open Science Conference held in Perth (Scotland, United Kingdom) in 2005, the GLOCHAMORE Research Strategy was elaborated. It recommends specific actions to detect and monitor signals of global and climate change in mountain biosphere reserves the world over.

The GLOCHAMORE Project now continues as the GLOCHAMOST Project (more...)

Mountain biosphere reserves (BRs) which participated in GLOCHAMORE:

Contact: Thomas Schaaf. Chief, Section of Ecological Sciences and Biodiversity, Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, MAB Programme. t.schaaf(at)unesco.org

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