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Session Overview
Date: Sunday, 08/Sep/2019
3:00pm - 9:00pmStart of Registration
SOWI - Foyer 
6:00pm - 8:00pmOpening

18:00-18:10: Stefan Mayr (Head of Research Area Mountain Regions) - Our IMC2019 project

18:10-18:25: Martin Price (Director of Centre for Mountain Studies) - Fostering international interdisciplinary mountain research - A brief history

18:25-18:40: Carolina Adler (Director of Mountain Research Initiative) - Enabling Global Change Research on Mountains:  A perspective from the Mountain Research Initiative

18:40-18:45: Wolfgang Gurgiser (IMC2019 Organizer Team) - Organizational issues & weather forescast for outdoor poster exhibition

Parasol Peak screening

SOWI - Aula 
8:00pm - 9:00pmIce breaker

Locally produced wine and beer will be available.

SOWI - Foyer 
Date: Monday, 09/Sep/2019
8:15am - 8:20amWelcome @ University of Innsbruck 😉
Congress center 
8:20am - 8:25amWelcome in Innsbruck

by Franz Xaver Gruber (Vice-mayor of Innsbruck)

Congress center 
8:25am - 8:40amScientific Intro IMC2019

by Prof. Georg Kaser (Head of IMC2019 Steering Committee)

Congress center 
8:40am - 9:05amKEYNOTE 1: Weather and Climate Modeling in the Alps: From the Early Beginnings to Climate Change
by Christoph Schär
Congress center 
9:05am - 9:30amKEYNOTE 2: Alpine biota under environmental change
by Christian Körner
Congress center 
9:30am - 10:15amCoffee break
SOWI - Foyer 
10:15am - 12:15pmWS 2.1.B: Cultural ecosystem services - conflicts and limits
Session Chair: Uta Schirpke
Moderator: Rocco Scolozzi
THEOLOGIE - KLS 
10:15am - 12:15pmWS 2.4.F: Climate risk assessment: from climate impact research to adaptation planning
Session Chair: Marc Zebisch
Moderator: Stefan Schneiderbauer
THEOLOGIE - Madonnensaal 
10:15am - 12:15pmWS 3.4.F: Education for Sustainable Mountain Development
Session Chair: Kenichi Ueno
Moderator: Martin Francis Price
THEOLOGIE - SR VI 
10:15am - 12:15pmWS 1.1.D: Climate change in Mountain regions: Bringing together methodologies and knowledge systems
Session Chair: Martina Neuburger
Moderator: Julia Anne Klein
Moderator: Jeffrey McKenzie
Moderator: Wolfgang Gurgiser
SOWI - Aula 
10:15am - 12:15pmWS 3.4.B: Initiatives for inclusive local development in Mountain regions
Session Chair: Fernando Ruiz Peyré
Moderator: Armin Kratzer
Moderator: Valerià Paül
SOWI - UR 3 
12:15pm - 1:30pmLunch break
SOWI - Foyer 
1:30pm - 3:00pmWS 2.2.B I: Mountain grassslands under global change
Session Chair: Michael Bahn
Moderator: Richard David Bardgett
Moderator: Paul Illmer
Moderator: Sandra Lavorel
Moderator: Stefan Mayr
THEOLOGIE - KLS 
1:30pm - 3:00pmWS 2.4.A: Remote sensing techniques and data for natural hazard research
Session Chair: Martin Rutzinger
Moderator: Bernhard Höfle
THEOLOGIE - Madonnensaal 
1:30pm - 3:00pmWS 1.3.C: Social inclusive development in Mountain regions analyzed along gender, generation and diversity as driver for adaption to structural changes
Session Chair: Theresia Oedl-Wieser
Moderator: Karin Zbinden Gysin
THEOLOGIE - SR VI 
1:30pm - 3:00pmWS 2.1.A: Communicating Ecosystem Services from Mountains
Session Chair: Johannes Ruedisser
Moderator: Stefan Marzelli
Moderator: Georg Leitinger
SOWI - Aula 
1:30pm - 3:00pmWS 1.1.A: Climate information for impact modeling
Session Chair: Mathias Rotach
Moderator: Brigitta Goger
SOWI - UR 3 
3:00pm - 4:00pmCoffee & Posters Monday

All Posters of the preceeding workshops 

SOWI - Garden 
3:15pm - 4:00pmPosters WS 1.1.A
Session Chair: Mathias Rotach
SOWI - Garden 
3:15pm - 4:00pmPosters WS 1.1.D
Session Chair: Martina Neuburger
SOWI - Garden 
3:15pm - 4:00pmPosters WS 2.1.A
Session Chair: Johannes Ruedisser
SOWI - Garden 
3:15pm - 4:00pmPosters WS 2.1.B
Session Chair: Uta Schirpke
SOWI - Garden 
3:15pm - 4:00pmPosters WS 2.4.F
Session Chair: Marc Zebisch
SOWI - Garden 
3:20pm - 4:00pmPosters WS 1.3.C
Session Chair: Theresia Oedl-Wieser
SOWI - Garden 
3:20pm - 4:00pmPosters WS 2.4.A
Session Chair: Martin Rutzinger
SOWI - Garden 
3:20pm - 4:00pmPosters WS 3.4.B
Session Chair: Fernando Ruiz Peyré
SOWI - Garden 
3:20pm - 4:00pmPosters WS 3.4.F
Session Chair: Kenichi Ueno
SOWI - Garden 
4:00pm - 5:30pmWS 2.2.B II: Mountain grassslands under global change
Session Chair: Michael Bahn
Moderator: Richard David Bardgett
Moderator: Paul Illmer
Moderator: Sandra Lavorel
Moderator: Stefan Mayr
THEOLOGIE - KLS 
4:00pm - 5:30pmWS 3.1.A: Mobility and Transport
Session Chair: Markus Mailer
Moderator: Constantinos Antoniou
Moderator: Stephan Tischler
THEOLOGIE - Madonnensaal 
4:00pm - 5:30pmWS 1.3.D: Sustainability of urban agglomerations in Mountain regions, especially in developing nation contexts
Session Chair: Sunder Subramanian
Moderator: Manfred Perlik
Moderator: Carolina Adler
THEOLOGIE - SR VI 
4:00pm - 5:30pmWS 1.3.B: Challenges and potentials of demographic change in Mountain regions
Session Chair: Ingrid Machold
Moderator: Andrea Membretti
SOWI - Aula 
4:00pm - 5:30pmWS 1.1.B: Climate modeling in Mountain regions
Session Chair: Fabien Maussion
Moderator: Nikolina Ban
SOWI - UR 3 
5:30pm - 7:00pmDrinks & Posters Monday

All Posters of the 4 pm workshops

SOWI - Garden 
5:45pm - 7:00pmPosters Open WS
Session Chair: Georg Kaser
Moderator: Wolfgang Gurgiser
SOWI - Garden 
5:45pm - 7:00pmPosters WS 1.1.B
Session Chair: Fabien Maussion
SOWI - Garden 
5:45pm - 7:00pmPosters WS 1.3.B
Session Chair: Ingrid Machold
SOWI - Garden 
5:45pm - 7:00pmPosters WS 1.3.D
Session Chair: Sunder Subramanian
SOWI - Garden 
5:45pm - 7:00pmPosters WS 2.2.B
Session Chair: Michael Bahn
SOWI - Garden 
5:45pm - 7:00pmPosters WS 3.1.A
Session Chair: Markus Mailer
SOWI - Garden 
6:00pm - 7:00pmwe4DRR "meet and greet"

by Doris Damyanovic and Karin Weber, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
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SOWI - Aula 
7:00pm - 7:45pmAfrican Mountain Research (AMR)

by Alex Hickman
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SOWI - HS 1 
8:15pm - 9:00pmHimalayas to Ocean

by Alice Chautard, University of Oxford, Founder of H2O
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Congress center 
Date: Tuesday, 10/Sep/2019
8:15am - 8:40amKEYNOTE 3: The significance of continuous comprehensive observations: From atmospheric clustering via feedback loops to global climate and air quality
by Markku Kulmala
Congress center 
8:40am - 9:05amKEYNOTE 4: Lowland inhabitants depend increasingly on mountain water resources: A global view from mid-20th to mid-21st century
by Daniel Viviroli
Congress center 
9:05am - 9:30amKEYNOTE 5: The deep prehistory of the human presence in the world's mountains and plateaus
by Mark Aldenderfer
Congress center 
9:30am - 10:15amCoffee break
SOWI - Foyer 
10:15am - 12:15pmWS 2.2.C: Towards a global understanding of the functional ecology of Mountain soils
Session Chair: Robert Thomas Edmund Mills
Moderator: Tom Walker
Moderator: Konstantin Gavazov
THEOLOGIE - KLS 
10:15am - 12:15pmWS 2.4.E: Natural hazards’ risk governance under changing framework conditions
Session Chair: Stefan Schneiderbauer
Moderator: Lydia Pedoth
Moderator: Doris Damyanovic
THEOLOGIE - Madonnensaal 
10:15am - 12:15pmWS 1.4.B: Mountain trails, trade routes & migration
Session Chair: Michael Meyer
Moderator: Caroline von Nicolai
THEOLOGIE - SR VI 
10:15am - 12:15pmWS 2.3.B: Consequences of climate change for the cryosphere
Session Chair: Lindsey Nicholson
Moderator: Christian Huggel
Moderator: Tobias Sauter
SOWI - Aula 
10:15am - 12:15pmWS 3.1.D: Integrative approaches to adaptation and transformation research in Mountain systems
Session Chair: Graham Matthew McDowell
Moderator: Martin Francis Price
SOWI - UR 3 
12:15pm - 1:30pmLunch break
SOWI - Foyer 
1:30pm - 3:00pmWS 2.2.D I: Mountain biodiversity and ecosystems under global change
Session Chair: Davnah Payne
Moderator: Eva M Spehn
Moderator: Aino Kulonen
Moderator: Harald Pauli
THEOLOGIE - KLS 
1:30pm - 3:00pmWS 1.4.A: Mining the mountains – impact on environment and human societies
Session Chair: Gert Goldenberg
Moderator: Peter Tropper
THEOLOGIE - Madonnensaal 
1:30pm - 3:00pmWS 3.3.A: Adapting Mountain agro-food systems to climate change
Session Chair: Markus Schermer
Moderator: Rike Stotten
Moderator: Marianne Penker
THEOLOGIE - SR VI 
1:30pm - 3:00pmTT 2.3.D: Distal impacts of hydrospheric and cryospheric changes in Mountain regions
Session Chair: Kristin Richter
Moderator: Ben Marzeion
SOWI - Aula 
1:30pm - 3:00pmWS 1.2.A: Challenges in Quantifying and Simulating the Land-Atmopshere Exchange in Mountain regions
Session Chair: Georg Wohlfahrt
Moderator: Mathias Rotach
Moderator: Marta Galvagno
SOWI - UR 3 
3:00pm - 4:00pmCoffee & Posters Tuesday

All Posters of the preceeding workshops 

SOWI - Garden 
3:15pm - 4:00pmPosters WS 1.4.B
Session Chair: Michael Meyer
SOWI - Garden 
3:15pm - 4:00pmPosters WS 2.2.C
Session Chair: Robert Thomas Edmund Mills
SOWI - Garden 
3:15pm - 4:00pmPosters WS 2.3.B
Session Chair: Lindsey Nicholson
SOWI - Garden 
3:15pm - 4:00pmPosters WS 2.4.E
Session Chair: Stefan Schneiderbauer
SOWI - Garden 
3:15pm - 4:00pmPosters WS 3.1.D
Session Chair: Graham Matthew McDowell
SOWI - Garden 
3:20pm - 4:00pmPosters TT 2.3.D
Session Chair: Kristin Richter
SOWI - Garden 
3:20pm - 4:00pmPosters WS 1.2.A
Session Chair: Georg Wohlfahrt
SOWI - Garden 
3:20pm - 4:00pmPosters WS 1.4.A
Session Chair: Gert Goldenberg
SOWI - Garden 
3:20pm - 4:00pmPosters WS 3.3.A
Session Chair: Markus Schermer
SOWI - Garden 
4:00pm - 5:30pmWS 2.2.D II: Mountain biodiversity and ecosystems under global change
Session Chair: Davnah Payne
Moderator: Eva M Spehn
Moderator: Aino Kulonen
Moderator: Harald Pauli
THEOLOGIE - KLS 
4:00pm - 5:30pmWS 1.4.C: Subsistence strategies for Mountain regions
Session Chair: Klaus Oeggl
Moderator: Barbara Stopp
THEOLOGIE - Madonnensaal 
4:00pm - 5:30pmWS 3.4.C: Enhancing transformation of strategies for Mountain regions towards sustainable pathways
Session Chair: Thomas Dax
Moderator: Thomas Streifeneder
THEOLOGIE - SR VI 
4:00pm - 5:30pmWS 3.3.B: Buffering socio-economic vulnerabilities of agro-food systems in Mountain regions
Session Chair: Markus Schermer
Moderator: Rike Stotten
Moderator: Andreja Borec
SOWI - Aula 
4:00pm - 5:30pmWS 1.1.C: Past climate change - proxies and modeling
Session Chair: Kurt Nicolussi
Moderator: Fabien Maussion
SOWI - UR 3 
5:30pm - 7:00pmDrinks & Posters Tuesday

All Posters of the 4 pm workshops

SOWI - Garden 
5:40pm - 7:00pmPosters WS 1.1.C
Session Chair: Kurt Nicolussi
SOWI - Garden 
5:40pm - 7:00pmPosters WS 1.4.C
Session Chair: Klaus Oeggl
SOWI - Garden 
5:40pm - 7:00pmPosters WS 2.2.D
Session Chair: Davnah Payne
SOWI - Garden 
5:40pm - 7:00pmPosters WS 3.3.B
Session Chair: Markus Schermer
SOWI - Garden 
5:40pm - 7:00pmPosters WS 3.4.C
Session Chair: Thomas Dax
SOWI - Garden 
5:45pm - 7:00pmMonitoring, Observing and Informing on Mountain Environments - Status and Future Prospects

by MRI, GEO-GNOME et al.

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SOWI - Aula 
7:00pm - 7:45pmClimate research exploring at 8000 meter mountains in the Himalayas

by Carina Ahlqvist (mountaineer)
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Max. Room Capacity: 160 people

SOWI - HS 1 
8:15pm - 9:00pmThe Mountain Legacy Project: Exploring 150 years of landscape change in the Canadian mountain west through repeat photography

by Mary Sanseverino
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Max. Room Capacity: 160 people

SOWI - HS 1 
Date: Wednesday, 11/Sep/2019
8:15am - 8:40amKEYNOTE 6: Integrated Research on Disaster Risk: challenges and opportunities for the future of mountains
by Irasema Alcántara Ayala
Congress center 
8:40am - 9:05amKEYNOTE 7: Mapping the growing overtourism sentiment in Europe: what residents tell us
by Olivier Henry-Biabaud
Congress center 
9:05am - 9:30amKEYNOTE 8: Mountain agriculture in the bioeconomy
by Hilde Björkhaug
Congress center 
9:30am - 10:15amCoffee break
SOWI - Foyer 
10:15am - 12:15pmWS 2.3.C: Lakes in Mountain regions as integrative landscape elements: ecosystem services and threats
Session Chair: Rainer Kurmayer
Moderator: Josef Wanzenböck
Moderator: Karin A. Koinig
THEOLOGIE - KLS 
10:15am - 12:15pmWS 2.4.B: Natural hazards assessment – potential, limits and uncertainties of process models and interactions of processes with protection structures and buildings
Session Chair: Jan-Thomas Fischer
Moderator: Bernhard Gems
Moderator: Sven Fuchs
Moderator: Johannes Hübl
Moderator: Margreth Keiler
Moderator: Barbara Schneider-Muntau

THEOLOGIE - Madonnensaal 
10:15am - 12:15pmWS 2.1.C: Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Sites as monitoring networks - opportunities and challenges
Session Chair: Ulrike Tappeiner
Moderator: Georg Niedrist
Moderator: Davnah Payne
Moderator: Thomas Spiegelberger
THEOLOGIE - SR VI 
10:15am - 12:15pmWS 2.3.A: Mountain socio-hydrology in a changing climate
Session Chair: Thomas Marke
Moderator: Gabriele Chiogna
Moderator: Ulrich Strasser
Moderator: Kristian Förster
SOWI - UR 3 
12:15pm - 1:30pmLunch break
SOWI - Foyer 
1:30pm - 3:00pmWS 2.2.A I: The future of Mountain forests
Session Chair: Stefan Mayr
Moderator: Maaike Bader
Moderator: Georg Gratzer
Moderator: Michael Bahn

(i) TREELINE: 9 short presentations & Discussion topic (i)

(ii) STRESS: 6 short presentations & Discussion topic (ii)

THEOLOGIE - KLS 
1:30pm - 3:00pmTT 3.4.A: Towards a Mountain Resilience Report: Regenerating mountain systems by Systemic Innovation
Session Chair: Tobias Luthe
Moderator: Romano Wyss
THEOLOGIE - Madonnensaal 
1:30pm - 3:00pmWS 3.2.A: Adapting tourism destinations to changing availability of resources
Session Chair: Robert Steiger
Moderator: Bruno Abegg
THEOLOGIE - SR VI 
1:30pm - 3:00pmWS 3.3.C: Transforming the societal framework to foster the sustainability of Mountain agro-food systems
Session Chair: Markus Schermer
Moderator: Rike Stotten
Moderator: Hilde Bjørkhaug
SOWI - Aula 
1:30pm - 3:00pmTT 3.1.F: How prevent future conflict over the use and management of water in mountain regions?
Session Chair: Leopold Füreder
Moderator: Valerie Braun
SOWI - UR 3 
3:00pm - 4:00pmCoffee & Posters Wednesday

All Posters of the preceeding workshops 

SOWI - Garden 
3:15pm - 4:00pmPosters WS 2.3.A
Session Chair: Thomas Marke
SOWI - Garden 
3:15pm - 4:00pmPosters WS 2.4.B
Session Chair: Jan-Thomas Fischer
SOWI - Garden 
3:15pm - 4:00pmPosters WS 3.2.A
Session Chair: Robert Steiger
SOWI - Garden 
3:20pm - 4:00pmPosters TT 3.1.F
Session Chair: Valerie Braun
SOWI - Garden 
3:20pm - 4:00pmPosters WS 2.3.C
Session Chair: Rainer Kurmayer
SOWI - Garden 
3:20pm - 4:00pmPosters WS 3.3.C
Session Chair: Markus Schermer
SOWI - Garden 
4:00pm - 5:30pmWS 2.2.A II: The future of Mountain forests
Session Chair: Stefan Mayr
Moderator: Maaike Bader
Moderator: Georg Gratzer
Moderator: Michael Bahn

(iii) MANAGEMENT: 8 short presentations & Discussion topic (iii)

(iv) SYNTHESIS: Group discussion (5 persons) & General discussion

THEOLOGIE - KLS 
4:00pm - 5:30pmWS 3.1.E: Renewable Energy: Impacts on Mountain environments and people
Session Chair: Astrid Björnsen Gurung
Moderator: Elke Kellner
Moderator: Michael Lehning
THEOLOGIE - Madonnensaal 
4:00pm - 5:30pmWS 3.2.B: DMOs, Destination Governance and management of events
Session Chair: Mike Peters
Moderator: Martin Schnitzer
Moderator: Daniel Zacher
THEOLOGIE - SR VI 
4:00pm - 5:30pmTT3.4.G: Scientific support for the coherent monitoring and implementation of Post-2015 UN Frameworks in global Mountain regions
Session Chair: Joerg Szarzynski
Moderator: Stefan Schneiderbauer
Moderator: Carolina Adler
Moderator: Susanne Wymann von Dach
SOWI - Aula 
4:00pm - 5:30pmTT 3.3.D: Integrating agricultural and tourism supply chains for boosting marginal Mountain areas
Session Chair: Stefano Duglio
Moderator: Giampiero Lombardi
SOWI - UR 3 
5:30pm - 7:00pmDrinks & Posters Wednesday

All Posters of the 4 pm workshops

SOWI - Garden 
5:45pm - 7:00pmPosters WS 2.2.A
Session Chair: Stefan Mayr
SOWI - Garden 
5:45pm - 7:00pmPosters WS 3.1.E
Session Chair: Astrid Björnsen Gurung
SOWI - Garden 
5:45pm - 7:00pmPosters WS 3.2.B
Session Chair: Mike Peters
SOWI - Garden 
6:00pm - 6:30pmNEMOR, the Network for European Mountain Research

by Bernat Claramunt, NEMOR Coordinator

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SOWI - Aula 
6:00pm - 7:30pmJournal session

by Qiu Dunlian, Chief Editor of the Journal of Mountain Science

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SOWI - HS 1 
8:15pm - 9:00pmInside Mountains - Veryovkina cave research project

by Pavel Demidov and Robbie Shone

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Congress center 
Date: Thursday, 12/Sep/2019
8:30am - 8:35amS4SSS: Insights IMC2019 Summer School

by IMC Organizers

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8:35am - 10:00amSynthesis

by Martin Price, Carolina Adler, Susanne Wymann von Dach, Christian Körner & Georg Kaser

Congress center 
10:00am - 10:10amOrganisational Issues

by Wolfgang Gurgiser

Congress center 
10:10am - 10:30amWhat's next?

by Georg Kaser & Stefan Mayr

Congress center 
10:30am - 11:00amCoffee break
SOWI - Foyer 
11:30am - 6:00pmConference Excursion to Halltal
 
6:00pm - 10:00pmFarewell ceremony

Conference Dinner

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Salzlager - Hall 

 
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