Long-Term Environmental and Socio-ecological Monitoring in Transboundary Landscapes : An Interdisciplinary Implementation Framework - ICIMOD Working Paper

Author: 
Nakul Chettri, Philip Bubb, Rajan Kotru, Gopal Rawat, Rucha Ghate, Manchiraju SR Murthy, Corinna Wallrapp, Harald Pauli, Arun B Shrestha, Pradeep K Mool, Dyutiman Chaudhary, Ram P Chaudhary, Pradeep K Mathur, Shi Peili, Wu Ning, Eklabya Sharma
Publisher: 
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Nepal
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Free
Language of Publication: 
English
Country: 
Nepal
Year of Publication: 
2015

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This publication outlines a transdisciplinary framework for long-term environmental and socioecologial monitoring. The framework focuses on improving understanding of spatial and temporal changes to the biodiversity of the Hindu Kush Himalayas, the drivers of these changes, and the consequences of these changes on human wellbeing in the region. By encouraging research institutions, organizations, and individual experts across disciplines to work together, it will support a more holistic understanding of the dynamic mountain ecosystems of the HKH and provide support for evidence-based decision making in the region.

The framework encourages experts in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region to work on long-term collaborative programmes in line with rapidly growing international research networks such as Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments (GLORIA), International Long Term Environmental Research (ILTER), and Global Earth Observation Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO-BON).

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal