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Current Issue
Volume 36 No 4: Special Issue (all articles)
Guest Editorial: Mountains of Our Future Earth—Perth 2015

Featured Articles
Using Social Impact Assessment to Strengthen Community Resilience in Sustainable Rural Development in Mountain Areas
(Angelo Jonas Imperiale and Frank Vanclay)
Trade-offs and Synergies Between Provisioning and Regulating Ecosystem Services in a Mountain Area in Portugal Affected by Landscape Change
(Â. Sil, A. P. Rodrigues, C. Carvalho-Santos, J. P. Nunes, J. Honrado, J. Alonso, C. Marta-Pedroso, and J. C. Azevedo)
Mountains of Our Future Earth: Defining Priorities for Mountain Research—A Synthesis From the 2015 Perth III Conference
(E. H. Gleeson, S. Wymann von Dach, C. G. Flint, G. B. Greenwood, M. F. Price, J. Balsiger, A. Nolin, and V. Vanacker)

MRD Honorary Board member Prof. Lawrence S. Hamilton passed away
As many readers already know, Larry Hamilton, a founding member of the International Mountain Society, accomplished mountain forest scholar, and ardent advocate of mountain protected areas, passed away on 6 October 2016. The MRD Editorial Team would like to express their thanks for Larry's support of MRD and their deepest sympathy to Larry's family and friends. An obituary by Jack Ives, Bruno Messerli, and Fausto Sarmiento was published in Vol 36 No 4 of MRD.

Call for papers: Migration and Sustainable Development in Mountains
Human migration is greatly affecting mountain societies and mountain ecosystems. MRD is looking for papers that assess experience with promoting sustainable development in a context of out- or in-migration; that analyze migration processes and their implications for mountain societies and ecosystems; or that offer agendas for future research or policy on migration out of, into, and within mountain areas. Abstracts were due by 25 November 2016, full papers are due by 31 March 2017. Interested? Read the detailed call for papers here.

Upcoming Issues
Volume 37 No 1: Open Issue (full)
Volume 37 No 2: Open Issue
Volume 37 No 3: Mountain Forests and the SDGs
Volume 37 No 4: Migration and Sustainable Development in Mountains

Mountain Research and Development
fosters sustainable development in mountains by supporting peer-reviewed interdisciplinary, disciplinary, and transdisciplinary research on mountains, developing scientific capacity, capitalizing on development experiences, promoting policy dialogue, and strengthening networks within the mountain community.

Mountain Research and Development is published by the International Mountain Society (IMS). MRD receives significant funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA)—the operational unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation. Institutional members of the IMS make a substantial financial contribution. Friends of MRD also support the journal.

Mountain Research and Development is available online and open access in collaboration with www.bioone.org, and is indexed in the Science Citation Index, Journal Citation Reports® (Impact Factor for 2015: 0.911), Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Sciences, GEOBASE, CAB Abstracts, AGRICOLA databases, Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA), CABS (Current Awareness in Biological Sciences), and others. The MRD Editorial Office supplies printready PDF files of individual articles or entire issues including covers for delocalized printing to Institutional Members of the IMS upon request.

Mountain Research and Development  is subject to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. Ownership of the copyright in articles is retained by the authors, but anyone may read, download, copy, reuse, distribute, print, search, and link to the full texts of articles in MRD provided that the original authors and source are properly acknowledged and cited. For any reuse or redistribution of a work, the license terms under which the work was published must be made clear.

Online ISSN: 1994-7151 (Print ISSN: 0276-4741)
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