Experts & Issues

Andrew Taber

Executive Director, The Mountain Institute (TMI)
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Protected Areas Management
  • Climate Change in Mountain Ecosystems
  • International Environmental Policy (Mountains)

Meeta Pradhan

Director, TMI Himalayas Program 
  • High-Mountain Societies
  • Social Inclusion, Gender Equality and Rural Poverty
  • Rural, Community-based Entrepreneurship
  • Climate Change Adaptations – Himalayan Communities (Nepal)

Jorge Recharte

Director, TMI Andes Program
  • Hybrid Science – innovative solutions from combining local, traditional knowledge with modern science
  • High-Mountain Societies and Ecosystems
  • Mountain Sustainable Development – from on-the-ground practice to policy
  • Climate Change Adaptations – Andean Communities

Erin Gleeson

Associate Director, Mountain EbA Program – Global Team Leader
  • Ecosystem-based adaptation
  • Integrated adaptation solutions
  • Climate change in mountain environments
  • Global pressures on mountain social-environmental systems (out-migration, market pressures, etc.)
Since 1972 The Mountain Institute has partnered with remote mountain communities in the highest, longest and oldest mountains of the world. We work together to conserve ecosystems, develop sustainable livelihoods and protect unique mountain cultures.