Mountains Under Watch 2013 (MUW13): Observing climate change effects in the Alps

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 20 February 2013 to 21 February 2013

Where: Aosta Valley, Italy

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MUW13 is an interdisciplinary conference that aims at bringing together scientists and experts working in the diverse fields of climate change studies in mountain areas around the world. The specific goal of the conference is to share experiences, methods and strategies for long term observations and monitoring of the effects of climate change on different alpine environments, ranging from the cryosphere to the biosphere.

The conference will run over two days:
20 February 2013: keynote speakers will give lectures aiming to give a broad overview on different topics related to climate change observations in the mountains such as snow and hydrology, glacier and permafrost, alpine plant ecology, long-term ecological monitoring. Keynote speakers will be Martin Beniston (University of Geneva), Wilfried Haeberli (University of Zurich), Georg Wohlfahrt (University of Innsbruck) and Mark W. Williams (University of Colorado).

21 February 2013: cryosphere and biosphere sessions with oral and poster presentations.

Submit your abstract indicating the preferred session (biosphere or cryosphere) and the preferred presentation type (oral/poster). Note that every author can only submit one abstract with "oral preference". Additional abstracts for poster presentations are welcome. Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is 10 January 2013 with notification of abstract acceptance sent by 20 January 2013.