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The Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) is a cross-cutting network of DIVERSITAS with the task to explore and explain the great biological richness of the mountains of the world.

2014-09-15Conference Perth III: Mountains of Our Future Earth

An international conference in Perth, Scotland, 4-8 October 2015

The Centre for Mountain Studies, in collaboration with the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) and GMBA, is organising a third conference – Perth III – on ‘Mountains of Our Future Earth’. This is a contribution to the global Future Earth programme, a 10-year international research initiative that will develop the knowledge for responding effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and supporting transformation towards global sustainability in the coming decades.

Online abstract submission is now available until 27 February 2015.
For more information visit the Conference Website.

2014-09-15Interesting Publication: Biodiversity from mountain building

This short publication gives interesting insights into the effects of mountain building processes on biodiversity and species richness.

Carina Hoorn, Volker Mosbrugger, Andreas Mulch and Alexandre Antonelli (2013) Biodiversity from mountain building. Nature Geoscience 6:154
Nature Geoscience Homepage

2014-08-21New edition: A glance at the Wild Flowers of Iranian Mountains

The second edition of the excursion guide of Iranian mountain vegetation has been published. It includes brief descriptions of the species in English and Farsi, distribution maps, habitat descriptions, flowering time, and photos. Almost 100 new species have been included compared to the first edition.

Jalil Noroozi (2014) A glance at the Wild Flowers of Iranian Mountains 2nd Edition. Karim Khan Zand Publication, Teheran, Iran, 372 p.

Price: 47€
To order the book contact noroozi.jalil[at]gmail.com

2014-06-12International Conference: "Development, Biodiversity and Climate Change: Issues and Challenges"

Chamba, India, 3.-5.10.2014

A conference discussing all facets of development, biodiversity and climate change, e.g., biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, poverty, agriculture, food security. Although the deadline for abstract submission is over, contributions from international delegates working on related issues can be accepted. There are also some scholarships offered.

For further information visit the conference homepage http://www.conferencechamba.com or contact conferencechamba2014[at]gmail.com


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