Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA)


The Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment Network was initiated by the Swiss Academy of Sciences in the year 2000 and inaugurated by DIVERSITAS in fulfillment of Agenda 21. The network’s activities were officially taken up by convening the First International Conference on Mountain Biodiversity in Rigi-Kaltbad LU, Switzerland in September 2000.
After almost 15 years under the auspices of DIVERSITAS and the leadership of Basel Professor Christian Körner, GMBA is now a project of the new international research programme Future Earth following the closing of the activities of DIVERSITAS. Since 2015 its leadership is with Professor Markus Fischer from the University of Bern.