MIREN currently features over 20 mountain regions that participate in standardized baseline screening and monitoring, including the “T-transect” survey along mountain roads or trails and other experiments (see map). These mountain regions cover the major climatic zones and include island and continental systems. For more information on these projects, see the “Research” -page.

Characterization of the mountain systems

ContinentMIREN siteRegional contactProtected areas in the regionExternal Links
North AmericaRocky Mountains - Montana, USALisa RewYellowstone National Park & Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness
Blue Mountains - Oregon, USABryan EndressWallowa Whitman National
Pacific OceanHawaiian Islands - Hawaii, USACurtis DaehlerHawaii Volcanoes National Park,
Haleakala National Park, Hawaii & Mauna Kea Natural
Area Reserve
South AmericaAndes - ArgentinaAgustina Barros
Valeria Aschero
Andes - ArgentinaMartín Nuñez
Andes - ChileLohengrin Cavieres
Andes - ChileAníbal PauchardMalalcahuello National Reserve &
Conguillio National Park
Andes - Ecuador
EuropeScandes - SwedenJonas Lembrechts
Ann Milbau
Abisko National Park
Scandes - Norway (Narvik)Jonas Lembrechts
Ann Milbau
Scandes - Norway (Dovre)Ronja Wedegärtner, Bente J. Graae
European Alps - SwitzerlandChristoph Kueffer
Jake Alexander
Swiss National Park
European Alps - GermanySylvia Haider
European Alps - AustriaFranz Essl
European Alps - FranceFanny Dommanget, Björn Reineking, Thomas Spiegelberer, Gregory Loucougaray
Krkonose Mountains - Czech RepublicJana Müllerová
Atlantic OceanCanary Islands - SpainSylvia Haider, José Ramón Arévalo
Teide National Park
AfricaAtlas Mountains - MoroccoTim Seipel
Drakensbergen - South AfricaJesse Kalwij
AsiaCaucasus - ArmeniaAlla Aleksanyan
Himalayas - Kashmir, IndiaIrfan Rashid
Zafar A. Reshi
Himalayas - Tibet, ChinaYongtao He
Himalayas - ChinaDan Flynn
Qinling Mountains - ChinaGang LiuFoping National Nature Reserve, Taibaishan National Nature Reserve, Niubeiliang National Nature Reserve, and Pingheliang National Nature Reserve.Qinling
Mount Taibai
Foping National Nature Reserve
Changbai Mountains - ChinaShengwei Zong
AustraliaAustralian Alps - New South Wales (Australia)Keith McDougallKosciuszko National Park
Australian Alps - Victoria, AustraliaJohn MorganAlpine National Park

MIREN acts as an initiative of the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) and is an officially endorsed project of DIVERSITAS. It cooperates with the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) and is linked to other related initiatives including the Global Change in Mountain Regions (GLOCHAMORE) programme, the Global Observation Research Initiative (GLORIA), and the Consortium for Integrated Climate Research in Western Mountains (CIRMOUNT).