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Open Agriculture: Special Issue on the X European Mountain Convention and the I International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions

      

GUEST EDITORS

Dr. Tomás de Figueiredo, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO), Portugal
Dr. Margarida Arrobas, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO), Portugal
Dr. Giampiero Lombardi, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy

DESCRIPTION

The X European Mountain Convention and the I International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions will be held in Bragança, Portugal, 3-7 October, 2016.

Mountains 2016 is an international event aiming to promote sustainable development in mountains, based on science, knowledge and innovation. Mountains 2016 will combine two different events: the X European Mountain Convention and the I International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions.

X European Mountain Convention

Mountain areas have difficult climatic and environmental conditions, but mountain people are used to adapting to these. Thanks to their great experience of innovation and adaptation, they have already started to tackle the challenge of climate change. This X European Mountain Convention will present a state-of-the-art of the situation in mountain areas and of how experience and technical knowledge have been used to provide solutions to adapt to and mitigate climate change. The focus will be on solutions not only at the policy level, but also at the practitioners’ level, on different issues such as agriculture, energy, water, transport and tourism.

I International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions 

The I International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions is a scientific event for sharing and discussing methods, tools, results, applications, trends and challenges in research in mountain systems. The accepted symposia to this conference are:

Symposium 6: Mountain agriculture and agroecology;

Symposium 10: Resources, risks and values: challenges for sustainable management in mountain viticulture;

Symposium 11: Tropical mountains: challenges in climate, soil and water resources management for sustainable development;

Symposium 13: Natural and human induced hazards in mountain areas under global change: trends and challenges

Symposium 16: Livestock farming systems in European mountains: challenges and opportunities;

Symposium 19: Erosion threats in mountain environments: processes, impacts and mitigation;

Symposium 20: The XXI century mountains: sustainable management of mountainous areas based on animal traction

 

By bringing together the European mountain community and a broader international community of scientists and stakeholders, Mountains 2016 will create a unique opportunity for individuals and institutions to share experiences and to establish information and collaboration networks. By jointly addressing climate change adaptation and ecosystem services in mountain regions, it will provide an exceptional occasion to present important contributions to science and sustainable development in the mountains of Europe and the rest of the world.

HOW TO SUBMIT

The authors are kindly invited to submit their contribution via online submission system Editorial Manager available at http://www.editorialmanager.com/opag/

It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript with information that the manuscript is dedicated to the Special Issue on the X European Mountain Convention and the I International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions.

All articles should be submitted in English. All papers will go through the Open Agriculture high standards, quick and comprehensive peer-review procedure and will be published continuously.

Before submission the authors should carefully read over the Instruction for Authors.

We are looking forward to your submission up to 31 July, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Margarida Arrobas at marrobas@ipb.pt, Dr. Tomás de Figueiredo at tomasfig@ipb.pt, Dr. Giampiero Lombardi at giampiero.lombardi@unito.it, or Agnieszka Topolska at Agnieszka.Topolska@degruyteropen.com 

Contributors to the Special Issue will benefit from:

transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review managed by our esteemed Guest Editors,

efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter Open e-technology,

no publication fees,

free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.

CONTENTS


Quality traits of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) produced in the Italian Alps
Giorgi, Annamaria / Pentimalli, Daniela / Giupponi, Luca / Panseri, Sara

Increased vulnerability to wildfires and post fire hydro-geomorphic processes in Portuguese mountain regions: what has changed?
Nunes, A. N. / Lourenço, L.

The XXI century mountains: sustainable management of mountainous areas based on animal traction
Rodrigues, J.B. / Schlechter, P. / Spychiger, H. / Spinelli, R. / Oliveira, N. / Figueiredo, T.

Comparing effects of tillage treatments performed with animal traction on soil physical properties and soil electrical resistivity: preliminary experimental results
García-Tomillo, Aitor / Figueiredo, Tomás de / Almeida, Arlindo / Rodrigues, João / Dafonte Dafonte, Jorge / Paz-González, Antonio / Nunes, João / Hernandez, Zulimar


Electrical resistivity and spatial variation in agriculture terraces: statistical correlation between ert and flow direction algorithms
Fernandes, J. / Bateira, C. / Costa, A. / Fonseca, B. / Moura, R.