Transformations Towards Mountain Sustainability 3

Type: Virtual Panel
Theme: Mountain Geography Specialty Group Curated Track
Sponsor Groups: Mountain Geography Specialty Group, Biogeography Specialty Group, Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/8/2021
Start / End Time: 4:40 PM / 5:55 PM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 11
Organizers: Anaïs Zimmer, Sisimac Duchicela, Molly Polk
Chairs: Julia Klein


Mountains are home to many of the most vulnerable ecosystems that are impacted by climate change. The complexity and diversity of socio-ecological systems in mountains present many unique challenges that require multiple research approaches. Mountain benefits (e.g, ecosystem services, adaptation services, commodities, resources) are increasingly threatened by the diverse social and biophysical changes occurring in mountains. Addressing these complex challenges requires cross-scale partnerships among researchers, stakeholders, and decision-makers to jointly identify problems and potential solutions that meet the needs of mountain communities.

In this discussion, we will synthesize lessons learned from the previous two sessions and hold an interactive discussion regarding current challenges and opportunities for transformations towards mountain sustainability.  Mountain Sentinels members will facilitate this discussion.  We welcome all interested participants to join the conversation, even if they have not attended the previous sessions.   


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Julia Klein Colorado State University 15 4:40 PM
Discussant Anaïs Zimmer University of Texas - Austin 15 4:55 PM
Discussant Sisimac Duchicela University of Texas - Austin 15 5:10 PM
Discussant Molly Polk University of Texas at Austin 15 5:25 PM

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