Mountain Research and Development Journal

How can monitoring support action and policies for sustainable futures in mountains?

19 September 2023, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CEST/UTC+2  Online 

An MRD author and panelists active in policy and practice shared their insights from research, monitoring systems, and a global observation initiative. A recording and key takeaways will follow soon.

Outdoor activities: A blessing or a curse for mountain environments and societies?

20 July 2023, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CEST/UTC+2  Online 

The panelists explored how science, business, civil society, and global initiatives can help make outdoor sports benefit ecosystems and people. Click to read the key insights and watch the recording!

Boost in Visitor Numbers Post COVID-19 Shutdown: Consequences for an Alpine National Park

By Sonja Wipf et al

This study shows that pandemic-related factors brought more and new types of visitors to the Swiss National Park. The discussion of impacts and implications holds insights for park managers worldwide.

Long-Term Environmental and Social Monitoring in the Andes: State of the Art, Knowledge Gaps and Priorities for an Integrated Agenda

By Julieta Carilla et al

Andean social-ecological systems are vulnerable to interactions of climate and land use change. Integrated, transdisciplinary monitoring is needed to improve their adaptive management and resilience.

Open Science as a Means to Decolonize Scientific Publishing and Foster Fairer Research Collaborations

In May, MRD’s editorial team cohosted an interactive virtual workshop on alternative ways of producing and sharing knowledge. Click for a summary of the discussions and links to the presentations!

Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development in the Caucasus Mountains in a Context of Ongoing Geopolitical Shifts

VOL 44 | NO 3
Call for papers open

We invite assessments of development and policy experiences, empirical studies on topics emphasized in the Caucasus Regional Research Agenda, and systematic reviews of research, policies, or action.

Open Issue

VOL 43 | NO 1
February 2023

Read about a new interactive mudflow database in Kazakhstan, a social innovation in a Swiss Alpine valley, an agenda for a people-centered energy transition in mountains, and more in this open issue.

Mountain Resilience: A Tool for Mudflow Risk Management in the Ile Alatau Mountains, Kazakhstan

By Ainur Mussina et al

The authors present a newly developed interactive database on mudflows that can serve as a risk reduction tool for residents and businesses in mountain areas.

MRD’s International Editorial Board embarks on a new 3-year term

The editors thank all previous members for their highly valued service and warmly welcome several new members. We’re excited to work with such a diverse group of experts from around the world!

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 

MRD authors and other panelists shared insights and inspiring experiences from the Swiss Alps, the Hindu Kush Himalaya, Georgia, and Ecuador. Click to read the key insights and watch the recording!

Call for contributions to MountainDevelopment and MountainAgenda sections

MRD invites papers for its MountainDevelopment and MountainAgenda sections. They should provide insights on how we can achieve sustainable development or what kind of sustainable development we want.

Focus Topics

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