Mountain Research and Development Journal

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  Register now!

MRD authors will discuss their findings with Indigenous representatives, practitioners, and the audience to explore innovative conservation practices centered on Indigenous and local knowledge.

Register by 5 December 2022

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.

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.

Open Issue

VOL 42 | NO 3
August 2022

Several articles examine how production of Mediterranean mountain food specialties can support sustainable development. Others provide insights for managing tourism in protected areas, and more.

Restoring Mountain Systems for Social–Ecological Resilience

VOL 43 | NO 3
Call for papers open—due date extended

We invite systematic assessments of restoration experiences, empirical research on degradation, restoration, and their links to resilience, and review-based agendas for research, policy, or action.

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!

Addressing Challenges of Hazards, Risks, and Disaster Management in Mountain Regions

VOL 42 | NO 2
May 2022

Articles in this issue illuminate the complex links between hazards, vulnerabilities, disaster risk management, and resulting impacts in mountains, charting ways to better disaster management.

A Future for Mountain Terraces: Experiences from Mediterranean Wineries

By Christos Zoumides et al

Mountain wineries are helping to revitalize mountain farming in Cyprus, creating economic opportunities and good prospects for restoring abandoned drystone terraces and using them productively again.

Community-Based Institutions Shape Cheese Co-Production in a French Alpine Valley

By Julia Grosinger et al

This study highlights the crucial role of community-based institutions for local livelihoods in heterogeneous mountain areas, based on a mixed-method analysis of constraints, drivers, and resources in...

Focus Topics

Restoring Mountain Systems for Social–Ecological Resilience

VOL 43 | NO 3
Call for papers open—due date extended

We invite systematic assessments of restoration experiences, empirical research on degradation, restoration, and their links to resilience, and review-based agendas for research, policy, or action.

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