Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA)

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GMBA wins PeGASuS grant

GMBA and PI Markus Fischer were awarded one of the five highly competitive one-year research grants of the Program for Early-stage Grants Advancing Sustainability Science (PEGASuS) jointly managed by Future Earth and Colorado State University's Global Biodiversity Center. PEGASuS seeks to bring together researchers from different scientific disciplines to explore areas critical to the health of humans and the planet. The GMBA project entitled “Toward biodiversity-related opportunities for sustainable development: a global social-ecological mountain comparison” is a social-ecological research project that will compare mountain ranges all over the world to identify regionally adequate opportunities for sustainable development related to mountain biodiversity. By reaching out to the >1000 mountain experts and stakeholders of the GMBA network, who will contribute with data, knowledge, and access to local knowledge-holders, this project will provide a global analysis and comparison of biodiversity-related opportunities for sustainable development in hundreds of mountain ranges differing in their ecology and socio-economic situation.

More information on the program and on the other winners are available on the Future Earth website.