In this session, led by the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI), we invite contributions to explore diverse experiences with inter- and transdisciplinary research (ID-TD research), education and practice, as it is specifically applied in the mountain context. Taking mountains as complex social-ecological systems, they offer a concrete and spatially-defined context in which to explore how global change phenomena such as elevation dependent warming and climate change, land-use change, tourism, natural hazards, energy and social demographic change manifest and interlink simultaneously in these unique spaces. Addressing societal concerns and solutions with regards to associated impacts and implications for sustainable mountain development in response to these processes of change, requires an inter- and transdisciplinary approach to research and practice. We seek to convey and explore the mountain-specific challenges for this mode of research, education and training for IT-TD in mountains, as well as innovations to deal with these challenges. We also hope to foster a network and community of practice within the MRI, that offers a mountains perspective to IT-TD research and contribute to its theory, methodology and practice.

Co-organized as NH9.26
Convener: Carolina Adler | Co-convener: Aino Kulonen
| Attendance Mon, 08 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Hall X4

Attendance time: Monday, 8 April 2019, 14:00–15:45 | Hall X4

Chairperson: Carolina Adler
X4.322 |
Jan Nyssen, Miro Jacob, and Amaury Frankl
X4.325 |
| presentation
Lukas Löschner, Mathew Herrnegger, Severin Hohensinner, Julia Niedermayr, Ralf Nordbeck, Walter Seher, Klaus Wagner, and Johannes Wesemann
X4.326 |
| Highlight
Valentina Hanna, Francisco Gutierrez, and Cristobal Bayer
X4.327 |
Magdalena Rauter, Maria Kaufmann, Thomas Thaler, and Sven Fuchs
X4.328 |
| Highlight
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Mountain Research of the University of Lausanne: exploring the challenges of inter- and transdisciplinarity in mountains
Iago Otero and Emmanuel Reynard