Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment

Type of Structure: network / framework activity
Regional Scope: global
Parent Organisations: FutureEarth
Child Organisations:
Duration : 2000 to present
Contact Address: Dr. Eva Spehn
Swiss Biodiversity Forum
House of Academies, Postfach
3001 Bern
Phone: +41 (0) 31 306 93 42 ; +41 (0) 31 306 93 41
FAX: +41 (0) 31 306 93 09
e-Mail: eva.spehn(at)

holding an official function in GMBA

General information and objectives

Steep terrain and mountain climate in combination with severe land use pressure cause mountain ecosystems to rank among the most endangered landscapes in the world. The Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) is a global network on mountain biodiversity research of Future Earth.
  • Actively exploring and explaining the great biological richness of the mountains of the world and its responses to global change
  • Synthesizing often hidden and fragmented results of research on moutain biodiversity
  • Shaping a global corporate identity for a scattered research community
  • Increasing the visibility of mountain biodiversity issues
  • Advocating studies on the human influence on natural and cultural landscapes in the mountains
  • Encouraging sustainable development of rural upland areas
  • Providing input to policy makers and stakeholders.

For further details, link to the GMBA Home Page

Last update: 12/23/14
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)

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