International Satoyama Intiative

IPSI, the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative, promotes collaboration in the conservation and restoration of sustainable human-influenced natural environments (Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes: SEPLS) through broader global recognition of their value.

University of Georgia, Department of Geography, Neotropical Montology Collaboratory

This platform advances geoecological, transdisciplinary research on mountains (hence Montology) of the tropical region of the Western Hemisphere (hence Neotropical), with some ideas, operations, and structures dealing with at the laboratory, classroom, field and virtual levels for mutual benefit of partakers (hence Collaboratory) based at the Geography Department of the University of Georgia. This is a research network incubator of scientists and conservation practitioners dealing with issues of current hemispheric concern and relevancy to the sustainable future of tropical mountain communities.

Its mission is to nurture scholarly activities associated with geoecological research on rural landscapes (cf. farmscapes) of the Americas, by providing means to observe, dialogue and explore various issues affecting the tropical mountains and to become a catalyst of geographical work towards sustainable development (cf. sustainability), agrobiodiversity conservation, livelihood security and poverty alleviation. The NMC incubator of geoecological activities will seek to generate collaborative research networks, potential for training and development, dissemination and monitoring of environmental services of tropical mountains.

For more information please see its website.