This book brings together scientists and practitioners from five continents to present their experience in undertaking activities that contribute to our understanding and informed management of mountain areas. In particular, they address the challenges of working in interdisciplinary teams and of effectively involving stakeholders. The result is a powerful book that integrates research from different disciplines in the natural and social sciences, and in some cases indigenous knowledge, to address the question of how knowledge is gained about mountain areas and how can it be integrated and used in effective management.
A comprehensive introduction covers the challenges in mountain area research and management, and the need for integrated approaches. This is followed by chapters that look at key areas of mountain research and management over the past 25 years, covering inter-and trans-disciplinary research, subsistence cultures and sustainable development, innovations in watershed management and biodiversity conservation. Subsequent chapters cover key areas of research and management on five continents with a focus on comparison of common challenges and solutions across regions. The concluding chapter brings these experiences together.
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Martin F. Price is Professor of Mountain Studies at the UHI Millennium Institute, Perth, Scotland. He has worked with FAO, IUCN, UNEP, UNESCO and the European Commission on diverse mountain initiatives.
Integrated Approaches to Research and Management in Mountain Areas: An Introduction * From Local Projects in the Alps to Global Change Programmes in Mountain Areas: The Development of Interdisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity in the Last 25 Years * From Subsistence Cultures to Sustainable Development: Linking Knowledge Systems for Jhum-Centred Land-Use Management in Northeast India * Policy-Oriented Conservation Design * Introducing Innovations into Watershed Management * Interdisciplinary Research and Management in the Highlands of Eastern Africa: AHI Experiences in the Usambara Mountains, Tanzania * Interdisciplinary Research and Management in Mountain Areas of Arumeru District, Northern Tanzania * The Mountain Mistra Programme: Options for Managing Land Use in the Swedish Mountains * Reconciling the Conservation of Biodiversity with Declining Agricultural Use in the Mountains of Europe: The Challenge of Interdisciplinary Research * Cumulative Effects Assessment: An Approach for Integrated Research and Management in North America`s Crown of the Continent Ecosystem * The Muskwa-Kechika Management Area: Failings of a Multidisciplinary Rather than an Integrated and Interdisciplinary Approach * Ecological Restoration in the Canadian Rocky Mountains: Developing and Implementing the 1997 Banff National Park Management Plan * Integrated Restoration and Rehabilitation of Powerline Corridors in Mountain National Parks in Australia * Integrated Research on Climate Change in Mountain Ecosystems: The CLIMET Project * Integrated Approaches to Research and Management in Mountain Areas: Synthesis and Lessons for the Future * Index