Appreciate mountains and lowlands as partners

By Thomas Dax, Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research (BAB), Austria.

I’d like to turn our attention to recognize highland-lowland interactions as an old paradigm which was foundational for the interest in mountain areas, the changing perceptions towards using them, and realizing the values we attach to them. (more…)

Mountain areas have to re-invent themselves

Without a definition of mountains, how can we do mountain research?

By Bernat Claramunt, researcher at CREAF, lecturer at the Unit of Ecology (BABVE, UAB) and coordinator of NEMOR.

A definition of mountains is not necessary for our friends and families; they know very well when they are in the mountains. Where this definition is needed to be known and accepted is in academia, an extremely complex world that requires precise definitions of virtually everything with which we work.