Sites

MIREN originally featured 11 core mountain regions (green dots on the map) that participated in standardized baseline screening and monitoring and in standardized comparative experiments. Since then, the network has expanded, with several new regions being added to the list each year. These mountain regions cover the major climatic zones and include island and continental systems.

Characterization of the mountain systems

SystemSiteProtected areas in the siteContactExternal Links
Subarctic
The Northern Scandes (Sweden and Norway)Abisko National ParkAnn Milbau
Jonas Lembrechts
http://www.naturvardsverket.se/en/Enjoying-nature/Protected-areas/National-Parks/Abisko/
Temperate 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 with subcontinental climate
Pacific Northwest (USA) - OregonWallowa Whitman NationalBryan Endresshttp://www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman/
Temperate with subcontinental climate
Swiss Alps (Switzerland)Swiss National Park
Christoph Kuefferhttp://www.nationalpark.ch/go/en/
Temperate with suboceanic climate:German Alps (Germany)Sylvia Haider
(Sub)tropical
Hawaiian Islands (USA)Hawaii Volcanoes National Park,
Haleakala National Park, Hawaii & Mauna Kea Natural
Area Reserve
Curtis Daehlerhttp://www.nps.gov/hi/
(Sub)tropical
Canary Islands (Spain)Teide National ParkJosé Ramón Arévalohttp://www.magrama.gob.es/es/red-parques-nacionales/nuestros-parques/teide/
(Sub)tropical
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
Mediterranean- temperate climate, southern hemisphere
Patagonian Andes (Argentina)Martín Nuñez
AridAndes - Mendosa (Argentina)Agustina Barros
Mediterranean-temperature, northern hemisphereSierra Nevada Mountains (USA) - CaliforniaErik Lehnhoff
Mediterranean-temperature, northern hemisphereSan Jacinto Mountains (USA) - CaliforniaJeff Diez
ContinentalTibetan Plateau (China)
(Sub)tropicalEcuadorian Andes (Ecuador)
(Sub)tropicalVenezuelan Andes (Venezuela)
AridMoroccoTim Seipel
Continental monsoonChangbai Mountains (China)Shengwei Zong
Temperate climateCzech RepublicJana Müllerová
Semi-aridArmeniaAlla Aleksanian

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).