AGU Session Announcement: "Observational Networks of Mountain Social-Ecological Systems"

Friday, 5 July, 2013 - 09:15

Please consider submitting an abstract to the 2013 AGU Session on "Observational Networks of Mountain Social-Ecological Systems"

This session focuses on data capture and integration relative to social-ecological systems in mountain regions. Mountains concentrate critical economic resources (particularly water), are extremely dynamic, and exist within a wide variety of institutional settings. Informed management of such coupled systems requires accurate and integrated data on the state and dynamics of both the social and ecological sub-systems. Contributions are welcome from any region in the world, especially if using observational networks on biophysical features such as climate, hydrology, and ecology, or on social features such as demography, economy and governance, and on ways to combine them to quantify the functioning of coupled human-natural systems.

Confirmed invited speakers include Julio Betancourt and Dave Schimel.

This session is closely linked with the upcoming "Global Fair and Workshop on Long-Term Observing Systems of Mountain Social-Ecological System" that will be held at the University of Nevada, Reno (USA) on July 16-19, 2014.

Abstracts can be submitted online until August 6th.

For any questions on the session, please contact the session organizers:

For questions on the 2014 Global Fair and Workshop, please contact:
Greg Greenwood,

We hope to see many of you in San Francisco!

Work regions: 
Mountain Ranges: 
The Mountain Research Initiative

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