Welcome to GMBA

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.

2014-12-18New brochure: Mountains and Climate Change: a global concern

The publication was officially launched at the International Mountain Day (11.12.2014) at a side event in the Mountain Pavilion at COP 20 in Lima by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and partners.

It features a chapter on Mountain Biodiversity by GMBA, including case studies on Iranian Mountain Flora and protective forests in mountains.

Download the brochure here (PDF, 19.8 MB).

2014-12-18New paper on red panda

A publication by Falk Huettmann (former GMBA Steering Committee) and collaborators working with open access online data on red panda distribution in the Himalayas.

Kamal Kandel, Falk Huettmann,Madan Krishna Suwal, Ganga Ram Regmi, Vincent Nijman, K.A.I. Nekaris, Sonam Tashi Lama, Arjun Thapa, Hari Prasad Sharma, Tulsi Ram Subedi (2015) Rapid multi-nation distribution assessment of a charismatic conservation species using open access ensemble model GIS predictions: Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) in the Hindu-Kush Himalaya region. Biological Conservation 181: 150-161

Download the paper here or ask the GMBA office for a pdf at gmba[at]unibas.ch

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.

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