Vol19 No.6: 1487-1494
【Title】Disaster risk reduction in mountain areas: a research overview
【Author】ALCÁNTARA-AYALA Irasema1*; CUI Peng2; PASUTO Alessandro3
【Addresses】1 Institute of Geography, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City 04510, Mexico; 2 Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, China; 3 CNR-IRPI, Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection, C.so Stati Uniti, Padova 4 35127, Italy.
【Corresponding author】ALCÁNTARA-AYALA Irasema
【Citation】Alcántara-AyalaI, Cui P, Pasuto A (2022)Disaster risk reduction in mountain areas: a research overview. Journal of Mountain Science 19(6).https://doi.org/10.1007/s11629-022-7487-2
【Abstract】This papergives an account of the diverse dimensions of research on disaster risk reduction in mountain regions derived from an open call of the Journal of Mountain Science that brought 21 contributions. This special issue includes topics as diverse as landslide dynamics and mechanisms, landslide inventories and landslide susceptibility models, insights to landslide hazards and disasters and mitigation measures, disaster response and disaster risk reduction. The overall structure of the paper takes the form of three sections. The first part begins by laying out the significance of disaster risk reduction in mountain areas, whereas the second one looks at the research insights on disaster risk reduction in mountains provided by the contributions comprised in the special volume. The final section identifies areas for further research.
【Keywords】disaster risk reduction, hazards, integrated disaster risk management, mitigation measures, response, mountains