Event Date/Time: Nov 21, 2011 End Date/Time: Nov 23, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 31, 2010
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Human-environment systems, mountains are causally determined linkages of all natural spheres with the anthroposphere. Due to the complex topography as well as the specific and spatially intensive variability of highly specialised human–environmental systems, mountains are regions affected by climate and socioeconomic change processes far beyond average.

The complex interaction of driving forces in mountain environments and societies means that inter- and transdisciplinarity is the guiding principle for all research activities and its application in mountain regions.

As the effects of mitigation reveal to be insufficient, interdisciplinary dialogues and joint efforts of the international mountain community have the aim to inspire and drive sustainable adaptation.

Continuing the way paved by the Managing Alpine Future conference in 2007, international representatives from science, industry and public authorities are invited to discuss the present state, future potential developments
of technologies and strategies on a transnational and transdisciplinary level.