Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA)

Working groups

Promoting Long-Term Social-Ecological Research in mountains

Short description

Well-identified limitations of ongoing LT(S)ER programs are the lack of consensus about data collection protocols and the heterogeneity of the data collected so far. Both make systematic cross-site comparative studies challenging. The lack of consensus about protocols seems largely due to a mismatch between global requirements and local relevance. Overcoming this mismatch calls for the development of conceptual models that allow for the integration of global and local objectives as well as for linking potential causes and effects, and for the implementation of rigorous and adaptable LT(S)ER study designs that fit tractable research questions. The primary role of this working group is to serve as a catalyst in the development of such models and in the improved uptake of long-term data and information into global policies and conventions.

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 Deliverable  Status  Lead
Article:Mountain LTSER science in global conventions and agendas*
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Ongoing TBD
Article: Mountain LTSER in and for the 21st century*
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Ongoing TBD
 Name  Affiliation  
Christophe Randin University of Lausanne & Jardin Flore-Alp, Switzerland GMBA Network
Nigel Yoccoz The Arctic University of Tromsoe
Laszlo Nagy University of Campinas, Brazil
Christian Körner University of Basel, Switzerland  GMBA SSC
Davnah Payne
 GMBA office
  • Climate-ecological Observatory for Arctic Tundra (COAT)
    Adaptive long-term research in the face of climate change in the Arctic Tundra

  • Research Center for Alpine Ecosystems (CREA Mont-Blanc)
    The Research Center for Alpine Ecosystems (CREA Mont-Blanc) is an organization specialized in the study of natural mountain environments.

  • Zones Ateliers Alpes
    The Zone Atelier Alpes is a multidisciplinary observation and research infrastructure on the trajectories and functioning of the social0ecological systems of the Alps in the context of global climate change and socio-economic changes in mountain areas

  • BlueMount project
    The BlueMount project is a one year pilot project that aims at developing the roadmap for a Long-Term Social-Ecological Observatory of the Alps of Canton de Vaud and Valais in Switzerland

Upcoming Events

Policy-relevant mountain biodiversity monitoring

IMC2022, Innsbruck (Austria), 11-15.09.2022

Past Events

Contribution of Long-term Ecological Research Programs in mountains to global policy agendas and UN conventions

Flore-Alpe Botanial Garden, Champex-Lac (Switzerland), 01-04.10.2019


Integrating research and long-term monitoring data into public policies for environmental management in Swiss mountains– challenges and opportunities

Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration, Lausanne, Switzerland, 31.10.2019


Quels indicateurs écosystémiques pour mieux appréhender et gérer les changements globaux en montagne

Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France, 01.12.2021