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Global and Climate Change in Mountain Sites (GLOCHAMOST)

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

 GLOCHAMOST is the follow-up initiative of UNESCO-MAB to the GLOCHAMORE Project, which has been set up in 2003 and which was founded by the European Commission and sponsored by UNESCO-MAB in collaboration with the Mountain Research Initiative and the University of Vienna (Austria).

Its aim is to implement selected key research areas of the GLOCHAMORE Research Strategy to develop adaptation strategies for mountain biosphere reserves in the context of global and climate change.  

 The following 5 key research areas provide a framework for research and knowledge sharing on the impacts of global/climate change on mountain biosphere reserves:

  • Climate: Climate change including the frequency of extreme events (item 3.1 of the GLOCHAMORE Research Strategy)
  • Biodiversity: Key fauna and flora (item 6e of the Research Strategy)
  • Water: Water quantity (item 4a of the Research Strategy)
  • Land Use Change: Understanding the origins and impacts of land use (item 2b of Research Strategy)
  • Mountain Economies: Employment and income (item 9a of the Research Strategy)

Two alpine biosphere reserves were selected to participate on this project:
- Biosphere Reserve Berchtesgadener Land , Germany
- Biosphere Reserve Val Mustair , Switzerland

Further information to the projects and to the project report 2011:
- GLOCHAMORE
- GLOCHAMOST
- report 2011: Berchtesgadener Land
- report 2011: Val Mustair