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Dr. Fausto Sarmiento's New Book Provides Scholarship on Mountainscapes

Dr. Sarmiento Poses at Brasstown Bald

Dr. Fausto Sarmiento, UGA Geography professor and director of the Neotropical Montology Collaboratory, has authored a new book: "Montology Palimpsest: A Primer of Mountain Geographies." The new publication was recently featured in a UGA Today article by Alan Flurry: "With the ecological acceleration and the indigenous revival trend of the present, the need for critical views of the reality of mountain systems has become evident in academic circles, such as the Commission of Mountain Studies of the International Geographical Union, the Photo Courtesy of Dr. Sarmiento Mountain Research Initiative and FAO Mountain Partnership."

"Montology Palimpsest: A Primer of Mountain Geographies is a transdisciplinary approach to provide unbiased, decolonial scholarship about mountainscapes as socioecological systems with contributions of chapters covering mountain themes around the world. Fausto Sarmiento, professor of geography in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and director of the Neotropical Montology Collaboratory, headed a consilient global discussion to incorporate notions of this new montological perspective to understand epistemes of mountain ecology and their priorities for the conservation of biocultural diversity and identity markers of mountain heritagescapes." Congratulations, Dr. Sarmiento!

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Professor, Director, Neotropical Montology Collaboratory

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