Link to website for GLORIA Great Basin (California and Nevada)
The Global Observation Initiative in Alpine Environments (GLORIA) is an international science program based in Vienna, Austria that promotes monitoring the responses of high-elevation plants to long-term climate change. GLORIA capitalizes on standardized protocols developed by a wide collaboration of scientists, and exploits the relative comparability of alpine summit environments worldwide. The basic GLORIA approach depends on "Multi-Summit Target Regions", for which inventory and monitoring are prescribed on four mountain summits per target region. The summits are selected to be within a single bioclimatic region and to extend from treeline elevation to the nival zone. Sites are instrumented with temperature dataloggers, and are extensively photo-documented. All data are archived at the international headquarters and data are available to all interested scientists.
Principle Contacts for North American GLORIA are: