Vission: The Neotropical Montology Collaboratory (henceforth referred to as NMC) seeks to increase the understanding of theoretical frames of mountain science applied to practical topics of the global environmental change process. By incorporating a multi- and trans-disciplinary approach, the work of NMC is based on critical social theory applicable to communities in mountain areas, including different angles that use both physical and human geography inputs, into a coherent disciplinary stream of political ecology.
Mission: To nurture scholarly activities associated with geoecological research on rural landscapes (cf. farmscapes) of the Americas, by providing means to observe, dialogue and explore various issues affecting the tropical mountains and to become a catalyst of geographical work towards sustainable development (cf. sustainability), agrobiodiversity conservation, livelihood security and poverty alleviation. The NMC incubator of geoecological activities will seek to generate collaborative research networks, potential for training and development, dissemination and monitoring of environmental services of tropical mountains.