Mountain Research and Development Journal

Open Issue

VOL 40 | NO 3
August 2020

Conservation of open spaces in the European Alps, the link between child growth and elevation in Nepal, or valuation and knowledge of aquatic ecosystems in the Pyrenees: read more about these and other...

Open Spaces in Alpine Countries: Analytical Concepts and Preservation Strategies in Spatial Planning

By Hubert Job et al

Open spaces in the Alps are becoming scarcer. Spatial planning and sectoral approaches to conserving them for the benefit of people and natural heritage require better governance, also across borders.

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

VOL 42 | NO 2
Call for papers open

We invite papers that look at the links between hazards, vulnerabilities, disaster management, development, and global change and offer insights into integrative ways of improving disaster management.

UNESCO’s Education for Sustainable Development Framework and the Reality of University–Community Cooperation in the Caucasus Mountain Region

By Tigran Keryan et al

This article assesses a project to introduce transdisciplinary approaches at universities in Armenia and Georgia. The project successfully advanced education but less so local communities’ priorities.

Elevation and Child Linear Growth in Nepal

By Gerald Shively et al

The findings of this study highlight nutritional risks of children at high elevations and how sustainable development could help to reduce these risks.

Traditional Design Principles of a Groundwater Irrigation System in the Foothills of the Western Ghats of Southwest India

By Darren S. Crook et al

The authors critically appraise the sustainability of a groundwater irrigation system called suranga in the foothills of the Western Ghats in Kerala, India.

Mountain Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

VOL 40 | NO 2
May 2020

Articles in this focus issue offer further evidence of mountain species’ importance for human livelihoods and wellbeing. They also call for effective conservation and management approaches.

Pastoralism and Rangelands in Mountains

VOL 41 | NO 4
Upcoming

Articles will address transformations affecting mountain pastoralists and rangelands, their interactions with other systems, and the answers local communities, policymakers, and scientists can give.

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!

Female Education and Social Change: Changing Perceptions of Women’s Roles in Society in the High Mountains of Northern Pakistan

By Katja Voigt and Michael Spies

The authors analyze how the relatively late emergence of female education initiated a process of rapid social change in a remote mountain community in Pakistan.

Focus Topics

Articles will address transformations affecting mountain pastoralists and rangelands, their interactions with other systems, and the answers local communities, policymakers, and scientists can give.

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