Challenges and opportunities of deglaciating mountain landscapes across the globe¹

Shrinking mountain glaciers are uncovering huge new landscapes. Within the framework of different projects lead by the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI), the Mountain Sentinels Collaborative Network, the Institute for Planning of Landscape and Urban Systems (PLUS) at ETH Zurich, the University of Texas at Austin, and the Colorado State University, we are trying to better understand adaptation and transformation in deglaciating landscapes across the globe, taking into account both social and ecological processes and their interactions. With this survey we want to gain an understanding of the adaptation and transformation potential in these new emerging landscapes.

As an expert in a mountain region, you have knowledge of the challenges and opportunities of deglaciating landscapes in your region and may be connected with stakeholders. We would therefore be very grateful if you could take 15 minutes to participate in this survey and contribute to our studies with your crucial local knowledge.

¹ Zimmer, A., Beach, T., Klein, J. A., & Recharte Bullard, J. (2022). The need for stewardship of lands exposed by deglaciation from climate change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 13(2), e753.


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