International Mountain Biodiversity Conference

Invited Papers

The followings are the papers we have received. Other papers will be uploaded as we receive them.

INAUGURAL SESSION

Himalyas: Source of Vital Resrouce and Growing Vulnerabilities
- Andreas Schild

Biodiversity, Environmental Change and Regional Cooperation Initiatives in Hindu Kush-Himalaya 
- Bruno Messerli

Mountain Biodiversity in a Changing World: An Overview
- Christian Körner

Convention on Biological Diversity : Mountain Biodiversity Programme of Work and 2010 Targets
- Krishna C. Paudel

PLENARY SESSION I:  Climate Change and its Implications for Mountain Biodiversity

Biodiversity in the Himalayas - Trends, Perception and Impacts of Climate Change


- Eklabya Sharma

Global Change in Mountain Regions - Strategies for Biosphere Reserves
- Thomas Schaaf 

PLENARY SESSION II: Biodiversity Management for Economic Goods and Ecosystem Services from the Mountains

Biodiversity Goods and Services – Increasing Benefits for the Mountain Communities
- Robert Zomer

Ecosystem Services arising from Biodiversity
- P.S. Ramakrishnan

PLENARY SESSION III: Institutionalizing Long-Term Continuity in Mountain Research Programmes

Hindu Kush-Himalaya - Current Status, Challenges & Possible Framework
- Ram Prasad Chaudhary

Global Change in Mountain Regions: Research Strategy and its Implementation
- Gregory Greenwood

A Global Long-Term Observation System for Mountain Biodiversity – Lessons Learned and Upcoming Challenges 
- Harald Pauli

TECHNICAL WORKING GROUPS

GROUP I: Climate Change Impacts on Biodiversity and Mountain PAs

The Account of Climate Change Program of WWF Nepal
- Ghana S. Gurung

Impact of Climate Change and Coping Strategies in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (NDBR), Central Himalaya, India 
- R. K. Maikhuri

GROUP II: Land Use Change Trends and Impact on Mountain Biodiversity

The Trend of Land Use and Land Cover Change and its Impacts on Biodiversity in the Himalayas
 - Xu Jianchu

Land use change trends and Impact on Mountain Biodiversity:
a global perspective
- Eva Spehn

GROUP III: Wetland Ecosystem Functions and Services – Implications of Climate Change

Wetlands of Hindu Kush Himalayas - Ecosystem Functions, Services and Implications of Climate Change
 - Chaman Trisal

GROUP IV: Balancing Biodiversity Conservation with Community Livelihoods

Balancing Biodiversity Conservation with Community Livelihoods in the Pamir-Alai Mountains in Central Asia
 - Libor Jansky

Balancing Biodiversity Conservation with Community Livelihoods - A Global Perspective
 - Thomas Schaaf

GROUP V: Biodiversity Transects and Transboundary Connectivity Approaches in Mountains for Long-term Monitoring and Regional Cooperation

Long-term Monitoring using Transect and Landscape Approaches within the Hindu Kush-Himalayas
 - Nakul Chettri

Transboundary Connectivity Approaches for Biodiversity Management
- Graeme Worboys

GLOBAL PROGRAMMES

EV-K2-CNR

FAO

GLORIA

Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) -

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Mountain Forum

UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme with its World Network of Biosphere Reserves

United Nations University (UNU)

Wetlands International (WI)

World Wide Fund - CEPF