Mountain Research and Development Journal

How can social innovations contribute to local mountain economies? Learnings from science and practice

25 April 2023, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CEST  Online  Register now!

MRD authors, practitioners, and researchers will share inspiring experiences of social innovations. Join us to learn and reflect on how to promote such innovations for sustainable mountain economies!

Register by 24 April 2023

Weaving Together Knowledges—Collaborations in Support of the Wellbeing of Mountain Peoples and Regions

VOL 42 | NO 4
November 2022

Born from a fruitful partnership with the Canadian Mountain Network, this issue showcases examples of knowledge coproduction between mountain researchers and Indigenous Peoples from across the globe.

Weaving Together Knowledges through Collaborative Archaeological Research in the Shúhtagot’ine Cultural Landscape

By Glen MacKay et al

Research that embraces multiple ways of knowing and builds momentum toward knowledge mobilization helps preserve cultural heritage and promotes the sustainability of Indigenous cultural landscapes.

The Sociocultural Construction of Soil Among Communities of the Bolivian Altiplano: Potential for Supporting Transitions to Sustainability

By Julio C. Postigo and Sonia Laura Valdez

The authors explore Indigenous Aymara soil knowledge and show how it is directly related to sustainable land management. They stress that knowledge coproduction is crucial to supporting sustainability.

Engaging with Indigenous and local knowledge for the conservation of mountain landscapes

6 December 2022, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CET/UTC+1  Online 

MRD authors shared and discussed their findings with Indigenous representatives, practitioners, and the audience. Click to read the key insights and watch the recording!

Collaborative Modeling and Simulation to Mitigate High-Elevation Rangeland Degradation in Eastern Bhutan

By Tayan Raj Gurung et al

The authors demonstrate that simple but relevant abstract models—codesigned with their users—can serve to mitigate tensions between parties in conflict over the use of renewable natural resources.

Migration Trends, Impacts, and Pathways to Sustainability in Mountain Areas

VOL 44 | NO 1
Call for papers open

How can migration contribute to sustainable development in mountains? We invite papers that assess innovative interventions, examine migration trends, or provide research, policy, and action agendas.

Restoring Mountain Systems for Social–Ecological Resilience

VOL 43 | NO 4
Call for papers open

The issue will focus on restoration experiences, research on degradation, restoration, and their links to resilience, and agendas for restoration research, policy, or action.

Rethinking the Role of Indigenous Knowledge in Sustainable Mountain Development and Protected Area Management in Canada and Aotearoa/New Zealand

By Courtney W. Mason et al

This research shows how Indigenous-led park management frameworks can strengthen conservation practices and policies, benefiting mountain ecosystems and Indigenous Peoples’ livelihoods alike.

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