The aim of MIREN is to understand the effects of global change on species’ distributions and biodiversity in mountainous areas. We have expanded our initial focus on non-native plant invasions to consider more generally species (re)distribution under different drivers of global change, including biological invasions, climate change and land-use change. We perform globally replicated observational and experimental studies along elevation gradients to understand the processes that are shaping mountain plant communities at regional to global scales.
Interested in our findings so far? Check out this page on our contributions to ecology and conservation. Looking for our scientific papers? See the “Publication”-page for our latest results.
Surveys and monitoring
The MIREN research is built on a core of global long-term monitoring of vascular plant species along elevation gradients, established in 2005 and continuing to expand to new mountain regions around the world. These core screening surveys are augmented with add-on projects.