Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA)

Definitions, concepts, and tools

Assessments, comparisons, hypothesis testing or mere communication all require common definitions for shared concepts that are meaningful, useful, and flexible enough for a broad range of applications. GMBA provides the mountain research community at large and the mountain biodiversity community in particular with standardized definitions and tools. Those include the GMBA mountain definition, an inventory of the world's mountains, a treeline definition, and a bioclimatic belt definition.