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MIREN features 11 core mountain regions (green dots) that participate in standardized baseline screening and monitoring and in standardized comparative experiments. These mountain regions cover the major climatic zones and include island and continental systems.

Characterization of the core mountain systems

SystemSiteProtected areas in the siteContactExternal Links
Subarctic mountain systems:
The Northern Scandes (Sweden and Norway)Abisko National ParkAnn Milbauhttp://www.naturvardsverket.se/en/Enjoying-nature/Protected-areas/National-Parks/Abisko/
Temperate mountain systems with subcontinental climate:
Pacific Northwest (USA) - MontanaYellowstone National Park & Absaroka Beartooth WildernessLisa Rewhttp://www.nps.gov/yell
http://www.fs.usda.gov/attmain/custer/specialplaces
Temperate mountain systems with subcontinental climate:
Pacific Northwest (USA) - OregonWallowa Whitman NationalBryan Endresshttp://www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman/
Temperate mountain systems with subcontinental climate:
Swiss Alps (Switzerland)Swiss National Park
Christoph Kuefferhttp://www.nationalpark.ch/go/en/
Temperate mountain systems with suboceanic climate:German Alps (Germany)Sylvia Haider
(Sub)tropical mountain systems:
Hawaiian Islands (USA)Hawaii Volcanoes National Park,
Haleakala National Park, Hawaii & Mauna Kea Natural
Area Reserve
Curtis Daehlerhttp://www.nps.gov/hi/
(Sub)tropical mountain systems:
Canary Islands (Spain)Teide National ParkJosé Ramón Arévalohttp://www.magrama.gob.es/es/red-parques-nacionales/nuestros-parques/teide/
(Sub)tropical mountain systems:
Himalaya (India)Zafar A. Reshi
Mediterranean- temperate climate, southern hemisphere:
Central Chilean Andes (Chile)Lohengrin Cavieres
Mediterranean- temperate climate, southern hemisphere:
South Chilean Andes (Chile)Malalcahuello National Reserve &
Conguillio National Park
Aníbal Pauchardhttp://www.conaf.cl/parques/reserva-nacional-malalcahuello/

http://www.conaf.cl/parques/parque-nacional-conguillio/
Mediterranean- temperate climate, southern hemisphere:
Australian Alps (Australia)Kosciuszko National Park & Alpine National Park
Keith McDougall, John Morganhttp://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/nationalparks/parkhome.aspx?id=n0018

http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/alpine-national-park
Mediterranean- temperate climate, southern hemisphere:
Drakensberg Mountains (South Africa)Mark Robertson

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).