A standardized delineation of the world's mountains
Applications and citations
The GMBA mountain inventory can be applied for number of reasons ranging from comparative research in mountain biodiversity, to the spatial placement of biodiversity inventories, and to conservation planning. Example include:
- GMBA Mountain Portal
- Quintero and Jetz (2018). Global elevational diversity and diversification of birds. Nature 555: 246–250
General information about the various files and formats, as well as log files of changes between versions are available in the online repository.
- V1.0 includes 1003 mountain ranges with their name, coordinates, surface of mountain terrain stratified by dominant life zones, and human population estimates
- V1.1 (latest) is identical to V1.0 but a number of polygon names in English have been corrected for typos and mistakes