Alton C. Byers


My research centers on:

  • Climate change analysis and adaptation in high mountain environments.
  • Alpine protection and restoration.
  • Program design, management, and implementation.
  • Applied, management-oriented field research (physical and social sciences).
  • Monitoring and evaluation methods.
  • Parks and protected areas.

See more about HiMAP's work with assessment of glacial lakes and climate adaptation in these videos:

See a photo exhibit about changing Himalayan glaciers on the American Alpine Club website at

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