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Mountain Research Initiative
MRI envisions a world in which society recognizes mountain regions as distinct social-ecological systems that provide unique and essential resources, and in which researchers and practitioners work together to manage and enhance the social, environmental, and economic capital of mountain environments.

Mountains are remarkably diverse social-ecological systems that play, directly or indirectly, a key role in most people's lives. The MRI envisions a world in which governance at all scales conceives and implements strategies that enhance the social, environmental, and economic capital of mountains regions. Through inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches, mountain research reveals key connections among physical, ecological, and social processes in or related to mountain regions, projects the biophysical and societal implications of global change for mountains and downstream regions, and identifies potential transformations towards sustainability. The mountain research community is interdisciplinary and works together to promote mountain research, define research priorities, communicate results, expand coordinated mountain research into previously neglected areas, and educate successive generations of mountain researchers.

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