Mountain Research and Development Journal

MRD’s International Editorial Board substantially enlarged for new 3-year term

MRD’s expanded IEB ensures even better coverage of our wide range of topics. The editorial team thanks all previous members for their highly valued service and looks forward to working with the new Board!

Open Issue

VOL 39 | NO 3
August 2019

Education for girls in Nepal, forest fires on the slopes of Mount Kenya, landslide vegetation patterns in Japan, and integrated biodiversity monitoring in Colombia: read more about these and other topics in...

How Can Education Contribute to Sustainable Mountain Development? Past, Present, and Future Perspectives

VOL 40 | NO 4

Look forward to contributions that present systematically validated and well-referenced reflections on and suggestions in relation to pedagogic concepts and methods, formal and informal practices...

Identifying Paths to Successful Higher Education for Girls in the Solukhumbu District, Nepal

By Sally E. Wier and Martin F. Price

Hostels for girls, financial support to families, and community awareness programs about education are effective means of supporting girls’ education—and hence sustainable development—in rural Nepal.

Monitoring Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Colombia’s High Andean Ecosystems: Towards an Integrated Strategy

By Luis D. Llambí et al

This article proposes a strategy for integrated monitoring of biodiversity and ecosystem services in high mountain ecosystems. The strategy is intended as a key input for adaptive management and decision...

Regional Variations in Vegetation Patterns on Landslides in the Snowy Mountains of Central Japan

By Sadao Takaoka

This study shows that snowy conditions have long-term effects on vegetation structure and diversity on old landslides in Japan’s mountains. Such understanding of regional variations can support ecosystem...

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