Mountain Research and Development Journal

Restoring Mountain Systems for Social–Ecological Resilience

VOL 43 | NO 3
Call for papers open

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.

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...

Climate change adaptation in mountains: How to close the gap between policies and local realities?

30 June 2022, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm CEST/UTC+2  Online (Zoom) 

Two MRD authors presented their findings and discussed their recommendations with invited policymakers, practitioners, and the audience. Click to read the key insights and watch the recording!

Consumer Liking and Value Perception of Mountain Cheese from Different Pasture Periods: Evidence for Mountain Systems Supporting Policies

By Margherita Grandini et al

Artisanal mountain Pecorino cheese made in spring—from the milk of sheep grazing on flowering meadows—can fetch higher prices. This can help support the sustainability of mountain grazing systems.

MRD welcomes new Associate Editor

Brigitte Portner joined our team at the beginning of June. She will help to facilitate our upcoming online discussion series and oversee the review process for MountainResearch submissions.

Controlling Factors and Characteristics of Peak Runoff in an Alpine Headwater Under the Asian Monsoon Climate

By Koichi Sakakibara and Keisuke Suzuki

This research shows that runoff responds rapidly to rainfall, making direct in situ observation of meteorological and hydrological data key to predicting water-related disasters.

MRD author Neelakshi Joshi wins BioOne Ambassador Award

With a lay summary of her recent article in MRD, our nominee Neelakshi Joshi convinced the judging panel to select her as one of 5 winners of this year’s BioOne Ambassador Award. Congratulations!

Communicating Risk in Glacier Tourism: A Case Study of the Svínafellsheiði Fracture in Iceland

By Stephanie Matti et al

This ethnographic study shows that tailoring risk communication to tourism employees is crucial in the context of large-scale, less visible hazards like unstable deglaciated slopes.

Open Issue

VOL 42 | NO 1
February 2022

The role of local food products in mountain tourism, smart villages, and outcomes of the International Mountain Conference 2019 in Innsbruck: read about these and other topics in this open issue.

MRD showcased in BioDigest, BioOne’s publisher news

In an interview, Associate Editor Sarah-Lan Mathez-Stiefel explains our vision and mission and highlights upcoming new features, including indigenous contributions and an online dialogue series.

Focus Topics

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