Mountain Research and Development Journal

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

VOL 40 | NO 4
Call for papers open—due date extended

We are looking for contributions that address the title question by presenting systematically validated and well-referenced reflections on and suggestions in relation to pedagogic concepts and methods, formal...

Walking and Stumbling on the Paths of Heritage-making for Rural Development in the Arica Highlands

By Thibault Saintenoy et al

This article reflects on the potential of the Cultural Route heritage category as an instrument for cultural revitalization and community strengthening in highland regions by analyzing an interaction of actors...

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!

Adaptation to Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Mountains

VOL 39 | NO 2
May 2019

The collection of evidence and experiences reported in this focus issue contributes to the knowledge base needed for effective adaptation and to the literature feeding into the IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report...

Farmers’ Perceptions of and Adaptations to Water Scarcity in Colombian and Venezuelan Páramos in the Context of Climate Change

By David Leroy

Perceptions of water scarcity in a climate change context are critical determinants of farmers' behavior, especially collective adaptation.

Worldwide Assessment of National Glacier Monitoring and Future Perspectives

By Isabelle Gärtner-Roer et al

This assessment of national glacier monitoring identifies gaps to guide countries in improving their monitoring schemes. The three pilot cases of Kyrgyzstan, Bolivia, and Switzerland are presented in detailed...

Focus Topics

The Afromontane Research Unit: Reaching for New Heights

The Afromontane Research Unit (ARU), based at the Qwaqwa Campus of the University of the Free State, South Africa, continues to grow in research strength and reach. The ARU is...

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