Skip to main content
Skip to main menu Skip to spotlight region Skip to secondary region Skip to UGA region Skip to Tertiary region Skip to Quaternary region Skip to unit footer


New book provides scholarship on mountainscapes

Alan Flurry

Fausto Sarmiento, professor of geography in the Franklin College and director of the Neotropical Montology Collaboratory, continues his excellent work on the broad subject of Montology with the publication of a new book.

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 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.

Continue reading...

Felicidades, Dr. Sarmiento!

Image: Fausto Sarmiento, photographed atop Georgia’s Brasstown Bald by Amy Ware, UGA photo

Support Franklin College

We appreciate your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. Click here to learn more about giving.