The International Mountain Conference, Innsbruck, Austria, September 2019 (IMC2019): A Synthesis with Recommendations for Research

Martin Francis Price, Wolfgang Gurgiser, Irmgard Juen, Carolina Adler, Susanne Wymann von Dach, Georg Kaser, Stefan Mayr

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Abstract

This paper presents a synthesis of the outcomes of sessions and recommendations for future research in mountain areas from the International Mountain Conference (IMC), held in Innsbruck, Austria, in September 2019. The thematic sections of the paper consider: first, the paleosciences, particularly archaeology; second, (bio)physical systems—the climate system, the cryo- and hydrosphere, and the biosphere—and their relationships with human systems; third, natural hazards and risks; and fourth, demographic and sociocultural trends, globalization (energy and transport networks, tourism, food supplies), policymaking Development, and research. Each section includes key literature relating to its theme, together with recommendations from the respective sessions. The paper concludes with a discussion and conclusions on the process of producing the synthesis, and its value for preparation and synthesis strategies for future conferences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A1-A16
Number of pages16
JournalMountain Research and Development
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2022

Keywords

  • International Mountain Conference;
  • Research; mountain areas

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