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The LabEx ITEM is a research network in the field of humanities and social sciences. The research laboratories that make up this network come from institutions located in the Isere and the Savoie french departments. Labex ITEM's vocation is to provide the mountain territories with the analytical capacity and expertise that are essential to cope with the various forms of change they face: economical, demographical, cultural, climatic and so on.

The objective of this platform is to to shed light on the LabEx ITEM's own activities and networks. Its goal is also to communicate about its partners' various information when related to the mountain territories. This is an open communication and collaborative tool for everyone.

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Hazard and population vulnerability analysis: a step towards landslide risk assessment

Abstract In this paper, an attempt to analyse landslide hazard and vulnerability in the municipality of Pahuatlán, Puebla, Mexico, is presented. In order to estimate landslide hazard, the susceptibility, magnitude (area-velocity ra...

Predicting landslide scenes under potential earthquake scenarios in the Xianshuihe fault zone, Southwest China

Abstract Earthquake-induced landslides can seriously aggravate the earthquake’s destructive consequences and have caused widespread concern in recent decades. The Xianshuihe fault is a large active left-lateral strike-slip fault in...

Forest structure of a maple old-growth stand: a case study on the Apennines mountains (Southern Italy)

Abstract In Europe, very small forest areas can be considered to be old-growth, and they are mainly located in Eastern Europe. The typical structures of old growth forests infrequently occur in Mediterranean mountainous environment...

Tracing environmental lead sources on the Ao mountain of China using lead isotopic composition and biomonitoring

Abstract Atmospheric lead (Pb) and other trace metals can transport over long distance and deposit on remote alpine ecosystems. In this work, the soil profiles, litter and dominant mosses along a large altitude were collected on Ao...

Dynamic assessment of rainfall-induced shallow landslide hazard

Abstract The assessment of rainfall-induced shallow landslide hazards is a significant issue in the Three Gorges Reservoir area in China due to the rapid development of land in the past two decades. In this study, a probabilistic a...

Interaction between anti-shear galleries and surrounding rock in the right-bank slope of Dagangshan hydropower station

Abstract The right-bank slope of the Dagangshan hydropower station located in Southwest China is a highly unloaded rock slope. Moreover, large-scale natural faults were detected in the slope body; some excavation-induced unloading ...

Understory vascular plant community assembly in relation to time-since-fire and environmental variables in a Chinese boreal forest

Abstract Understanding the response of understory vegetation to fire disturbance is vital to biodiversity conservation and management of boreal forests. We surveyed understory vascular plant richness and composition, and measured r...

An experimental study: Integration device of Fiber Bragg grating and reinforced concrete beam for measuring debris flow impact force

Abstract The impact effect of boulder within debris flow is the key factor contributing to peak impact as well as to the failure of debris flow control work. So accurate measuring and calculating the impact force of debris flow can e...

Laboratory investigations of earthquake- and landslide-induced composite surges

Abstract Seismic surges and landslides are both major secondary mountain hazards during an earthquake. This paper investigates earthquake- and landslide-induced composite surges through largescale shaking table water tank model exper...

Impacts of warming on root biomass allocation in alpine steppe on the north Tibetan Plateau

Abstract Biomass is an important component of global carbon cycling and is vulnerable to climate change. Previous studies have mainly focused on the responses of aboveground biomass and phenology to warming, while studies of root arc...

Allometric equations of select tree species of the Tibetan Plateau, China

Abstract The Tibetan forest is one of the most important national forest zones in China. Despite the potentially important role that Tibetan forest will play in the Earth’s future carbon balance and climate regulation, few allometric...

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Sport and tourism in mountain facing the challenges of socio-economic, climatic and technological change

Sport tourism and mountainous areas are facing major changes in a globalized world, where climate change and digital technologies growth, require from its players to take on new challenges. Depending on the stakeholder’s responsiveness, the societal, ...