The IGF maintains cooperation with numerous institutions, some of it in the form of written agreements, some on the basis of oral understandings, This includes scientific cooperation on joint research projects, but also functional cooperation within networks.

Innsbruck working group

Vienna working group

Innsbruck working group

In Innsbruck:

University of Innsbruck – cooperation agreement
Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck
Institute of Botany, University of Innsbruck
Research Focus Alpine Space – Man and Environment of the Innsbruck University – Member
Innsbruck University Press (IUP) – cooperation agreement
alpS – Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Technologies, Innsbruck
Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention, Innsbruck

In Austria:

Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape (BFW), Vienna
Institute for Urban and Regional Research, ÖAW, Vienna
Kommission für das Man & Biosphere Programm, ÖAW, Vienna
Commission for Develpment Studies at the OeAD-GmbH, Vienna
Commission for Interdisciplinary Ecological Studies (KIÖS), ÖAW, Vienna
Österreichisches Lateinamerikainstitut, Vienna
Österreichisches Nationalkomitee Alpenforschung, ÖAW, Vienna
University of Vienna
– cooperation agreement

Outside Austria:

ALPARC (Alpine Network of Protected Areas)
Carpathian Convention
Centre for Mountain Studies, Perth, Scotland
Copernicus Academy
ECLA (UN Economic Commission for Latin America)
Ente Italiano della Montagna (EIM), Rome
EURAC (European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano)
FAO Mountain Partnership – Leading Member of the Research Committee
Fundación Ecohabitats, Popayán, Kolumbien
Institute de la Montagne, Chambéry – Member of the Advisory Board
Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen
ISCAR (Internationales Wissenschaftliches Komitee Alpenforschung), Berne – Member
ISCAR-Protected Areas – Chair
Maison du Developpement Durable, Montréal, Québec
Mountain Forum, Kathmandu
MRI (Mountain Research Initiative) – formal cooperation partner and responsible for European issues
PECSRL (The Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape) – "National Representative" for Austria
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Instituto de Geografia) – project cooperation
Rete Montagna, Belluno, Italy
UFZ (Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung), Leipzig
UNESCO Man & Biosphere
Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile Projektzusammenarbeit
Universidad del Cauca, Popayán, Columbia
Universidad de Chile (Departmento de Geografia) – project cooperation
Universidad de la Frontera, Temuco, Chile – Kooperationsvertrag
Universität Bern – cooperation agreement
University of Georgia, Department of Geography, Athens, Geogia, USA


Vienna working group

Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments (GLORIA) – Collaborating research institutions:


Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Mountain Research: Man and Environment, Vienna working group (Austria): GLORIA COORDINATION
Dept. of Conservation Biology, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology, Faculty Centre of Biodiversity, University of Vienna, Vienna (Austria): GLORIA COORDINATION
Department of Meteorology and Geophysics Vienna (IMGW), University of Vienna (Austria)
Institute of Botany, University of Innsbruck (Austria)
LTER-Austria, Ökosystemforschung & Monitoring, Umweltbundesamt, Vienna (Austria)
Nationalpark Gesäuse (Austria)
Centre alpien de Phytogéographie Fondation J.M. Aubert, Champex (Switzerland)
Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment, Basel (Switzerland)
Forschungskommission des Schweizerischen Nationalparks, Berne (Switzerland)
Mountain Research Initiative, Berne (Switzerland)
Mountain Invasion Research Network (MIREN), Zurich (Switzerland)
Krkonose National Park, Vrchlabí (Czech Republic)
Nationalpark Berchtesgaden (Germany)
Institut für Geographie, Universität Passau (Germany)
European Environment Agency, Copenhagen (Denmark)
Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología, Consejo Superior de Investigacions Cientificas, Jaca (Spain)
Department of Plant Biology and Ecology, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao (Spain)
Jardín Botánico Atlántico, Indurot-Universidad de Oviedo (Spain)
Dpto. Biología Vegetal II, Universidad Complutense, Madrid (Spain)
Universidad de Granada (Spain)
Parc National du Mercantour, Nice (France)
Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine (LECA), Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble (France)
The European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, Paris (France)
Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) of UNESCO, Paris (France)
Faroese Museum of Natural History, Tórshavn (Faroe Islands)
Georgian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany, Tbilisi (Georgia)
Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Crete (Greece)
Zackenberg Ecological Research Operations (ZERO), BioBasis (Greenland)
Icelandic Institute of Natural History, Akureyri (Iceland)
Agenzia Nationale per la Protezione dell'Ambiente - ARPA Aosta (Italy)
Dip. Scienze e Tecnologie dell'Ambiente e del Territorio, Università del Molise, Isernia (Italy)
University degli Studi di Parma (Italy)
University degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)
Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS), at FAO, Roma (Italy)
International Commission for the Protection of the Alps (CIPRA) (Liechtenstein)
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (Norway)
Terrestrial Ecology Research (TerM), Trondheim (Norway)
Karkonosze National Park, Jelenia Góra (Poland)
Institute of Biological Research – Iasi, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
Institute of Landscape Ecology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava (Slovakia)
Institute of Botany, Göteborg University (Sweden)
Department of Environment and Fisheriers, Jämtland county administration (Sweden)
Natural Environment Research Council, CEH, Edinburgh (Scotland, UK)
Centre for Mountain Studies (CMS), Perth College (Scotland, UK)

South America:

Universidad Nacional de Chilecito, La Rioja (Argentina)
Laboratorio de Ecología de las Yungas, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (Argentina)
CADIC-CONICET: Centro Austral de Investigaciónes Cientificas, Ushuaia (Argentina)
Instituto de Ecología y Herbario Nacional, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz (Bolivia)
The Nature Conservancy South America, Santiago (Chile)
Universidad Catolica de Temuco (Chile)
Instituto Humboldt, Bogotá (Colombia)
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Botogtá (Colombia)
Proyecto Páramo Andino, Consorcio para el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Ecorregion Andina (CONDESAN), Quito (Ecuador)
National University of Loja (Ecuador)
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ecuador, Quito (Ecuador)
Escuela Biología, Universidad de Azuay, Cuenca (Ecuador)
Instituto de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo Sustentable de los Agroecosistemas Andinos (IDSA-ANTARKI) y Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad del Cusco (Peru)
Naturaleza y Cultura Internacional, Piura (Peru)
Parque Nacional Huascarán, Huaráz (Peru)
The Mountain Institute, Huaráz (Peru)
Facultad de Ciencia-Biología, ICAE-ULA, Universidad de los Andes, Mérida (Venezuela)

North America:

Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve, South-Eastern Vancouver Island (British Columbia, Canada)
Department of Forest Sciences Faculty of Forestry, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada)
Beyond Ktaadn Project, an Organization for Eastern Alpine Biodiversity (Massachusetts, USA)
California Native Plant Society and CalFlora, Albany (California, USA)
Great Basin Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (Nevada, USA)
Great Basin National Park (Nevada, USA)
Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis (Missouri, USA)
Department of Biological Sciences, Montana Tech of the University (Montana, USA)
Mountain Research Station - INSTAAR, University of Colorado, Boulder (Colorado/USA)
Mountain Studies Institute, Silverton (Colorado, USA)
Rocky Mountain Network Inventory & Monitoring, Fort Collins (Colorado, USA)
US Fish and Wildlife Service, CAFF-CBMP, Anchorage (Alaska, USA)
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (California, USA)
US Fish and Wildlife Service, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Fairbanks (Alaska, USA)
Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, US Geological Survey, West Glacier (Montana, USA)
University of California, Davis (California, USA)
University of California, San Diego and White Mountains Research Station (California, USA)
Department of Geography, University of Northern Iowa (Iowa, USA)
USDA Forest Service LTBMU, South Lake Tahoe (California, USA)
USDA Forest Service, Sierra Nevada Research Center (California, USA)
Wildlife Conservation Society, New York (USA)


Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Yerevan (Armenia)
Ugyen Wangchuck Institute of Conservation and Environment, Thimpu (Bhutan)
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu Institute of Biology (Sichuan, China)
Shangri-La Botanical Garden, Zhongdian (Yunnan, China)
Faculty of Natural Science, Plant Science Department, Tabriz University (Iran)
Shinshu University, Institute of Mountain Science, Matsumoto (Japan)
Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University Kathmandu (Nepal)
Central Siberian Botanical Garden, Novosibirsk (Russia)
Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ekaterinburg (Russia)
State Nature Biosphere Reserve Katunskiy, Ust Koksa (Altai Republic, Russia)
Tigirekskiy Nature Reserve (Altai Republic, Russia)
Department of Biological Sciences, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung (Taiwan)

Pacific Rim and Africa:

Griffith University, Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia)
Koszciusko National Park and Wildlife Services, Jindabyne (New South Wales, Australia)
Botany Department, Otago University (New Zealand)
Dept. of Biology, University of Tetouan (Morocco)
Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation / Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Nat. Park (Uganda)