Mountain ecosystems are important on a global basis and are particularly susceptible to the effects of diverse global changes. At present, there is accumulating evidence that global changes such as for example, in climate, in land use, and in atmospheric nitrogen pollution are strongly affecting mountain ecosystems, even remote ones. One of the main values of this International School is the unique opportunity participants have to receive a really multidisciplinary overview about the research going on in aquatic and terrestrial mountain ecosystems in different parts of the world. Thus, the objective of this School is to provide the participants with a state-of-the-art overview on the research done in mountain ecosystems and to foster cross-disciplinary links.

Chair:  Prof. Ruben Sommaruga (University of Innsbruck)