Mountain Research and Development Journal

Nature and People in the Andes, East African Mountains, European Alps, and Hindu Kush Himalaya: Current Research and Future Directions

By Davnah Payne et al

This comparative literature analysis based on the conceptual framework of the IPBES highlights options for research to inform biodiversity-explicit sustainable development strategies for mountains.

The Role of Culture in Transformation Towards Sustainable Development in Mountains

VOL 39 | NO 4
November 2019

Papers show how mountain communities draw on their cultural heritage and integrate new knowledge to shape their own innovative and locally-based development pathways, and how culture can be integrated into...

Post-Soviet Transformations in Pastoral Systems in the North Caucasus: The Development of Hybrid Institutions

By Alexey Gunya et al

This study analyzes the factors promoting or hindering transhumance practices based on a study of transhumance actors and institutions over the pre-revolutionary, Soviet, and post-Soviet periods.

New books on mountains out for review

MRD regularly invites experts to review books on mountain-relevant topics. We have just sent several new books out for review. See the whole list by clicking here – and watch out for the upcoming reviews!

Pastoralism and Rangelands in Mountains

VOL 41 | NO 4
Call for papers open

MRD invites papers that address transformations affecting mountain pastoralists and rangelands, their interactions with other systems, and the answers local communities, policymakers, and scientists can give.

Dynamic Urban Centers and Sustainable Mountain Development

VOL 41 | NO 3
Call for papers open

MRD is looking for papers that help understand urbanization and emerging rural–urban relations in mountains, or that propose ways of shaping these transformations to increase sustainability; and for syntheses...

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