Mountain Research and Development Journal
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Editorial team and boards

Associate Editors

The Associate Editors are responsible for management of MRD activities, production, and communication, and are in charge of the MountainDevelopment, MountainResearch, MountainNotes, and MountainPlatform sections. They support the Editors-in-Chief with regard to MRD’s strategic orientation.

Book Review Editor

Production Editors

International Editorial Board

The International Editorial Board comprises acknowledged experts from the science and development communities. They ensure high-quality preliminary reviews, advise MRD on its thematic orientation, and help to shape and disseminate MRD as the key, internationally acknowledged, peer-reviewed mountain journal.

Irasema Alcántara-Ayala

Institute of Geography, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico

João Carlos Azevedo

Centro de Investigação de Montanha, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal

Jörg Balsiger

Department of Geography and Environment, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Ketema Bekele

Haramaya University, Haramaya, Ethiopia

Jill M. Belsky

W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA

Astrid Björnsen

Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Economics and Social Sciences, Landscape Ecology, Birmensdorf, Switzerland

Rosalind Bryce

Centre for Mountain Studies, University of the Highlands and Islands, Perth College, Perth, Scotland, UK

V. Ralph Clark

Afromontane Research Unit, QwaQwa Campus, University of the Free State, Phuthaditjhaba, South Africa

Andrea Fischer

Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck, Austria

J. Marc Foggin

School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Georg Gratzer

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna and Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, Vienna, Austria

H. Ricardo Grau

Instituto de Ecología Regional (CONICET-UNT), Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Yerba Buena, Tucumán, Argentina

Andreas Haller

Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck, Austria

Jun He

Yunnan University, School of Ethnology and Sociology, Kunming, China

Andreas Heinimann

Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Bern, Switzerland

Thomas Hofer

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Forestry Division, Rome, Italy

Bahadar Nawab Khattak

Department of Development Studies/High Mountain Research Center, COMSATS University, Abbottabad, Pakistan

Hermann Kreutzmann

Human Geography, Institute of Geographical Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Karina Liechti

Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Switzerland

Graham McDowell

Department of Geography, University of Calgary, Canada

Tamara Mitrofanenko

United Nations Environment Programme, Vienna Office and Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention, Vienna, Austria

Geofrey Mukwada

Department of Geography and Afromontane Research Unit, QwaQwa Campus, University of the Free State, Phuthaditjhaba, South Africa

Sara Nowreen

Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Marcus Nüsser

Department of Geography, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany

Stefano Pagiola

Environment Department, The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA

Manuel Peralvo

Consortium for the Sustainable Development of the Andean Ecoregion (CONDESAN), Quito, Ecuador

Julio Postigo

Department of Geography, Indiana University Bloomington, USA

Emmanuel Reynard

Interdisciplinary Centre for Mountain Research and Institute of Geography and Sustainability, Faculty of Geoscience and Environment, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Nadine Salzmann

Alpine Environment and Natural Hazards Research Unit, Climate change, Extreme events and natural hazards in mountain regions Research Center CERC, WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Davos, Switzerland

Dietrich Schmidt-Vogt

Chair of Silviculture, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Freiburg, Germany

Stefan Schneiderbauer

Centre for Global Mountain Safeguard Research (GLOMOS), UNU-EHS & Eurac Research, Bolzano, Italy

Eklabya Sharma

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, India

Surendra Pratap Singh

Forest Research Institute (FRI) University, Dehradun, India

Thomas Streifeneder

Institute for Regional Development and Location Management, Eurac Research, Bolzano, Italy

Joerg Szarzynski

United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security, Bonn, Germany

Graham Thiele

Andean Initiative, International Potato Center, Lima, Peru

Cecilia Turin

Freelance Researcher, Lima, Peru

Davnah Urbach

GMBA office, Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland, and Interdisciplinary Centre for Mountain Research, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Yanhong Wu

Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu, China

Maria Wurzinger

Division of Livestock Sciences, Centre for Development Research, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Jianchu Xu

Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Science and World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) South East Asia, Kunming, China

Kai Xue

College of Resources and Environment, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Gete Zeleke

Water and Land Resource Centre, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Wei Zhao

Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu, China

Anne Zimmermann

Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Switzerland

Representatives of IMS Institutional Members

The International Mountain Society (IMS) promotes research on mountains and knowledge for mountain development by publishing Mountain Research and Development. IMS institutional members are represented by individuals who serve as a link between MRD and their institutional networks and transfer MRD knowledge to policy debates.

Carolina Adler

MRI, Switzerland

María Argüello


V. Ralph Clark

ARU, South Africa

Annie Dare


Stef de Haan

Andean Initiative, Peru

Monique Dubé

CMN, Canada

Andrea Fischer

IGF/ÖAW, Austria

Stefanie Gubler

FoLAP, Switzerland

Emmanuel Reynard

CIRM, Switzerland

Stefan Schneiderbauer

GLOMOS, for Eurac Research, Italy (shared representation)

Joerg Szarzynski

GLOMOS, for UNU-EHS, Germany (shared representation)

Theresa Tribaldos

CDE, Switzerland

Kai Xue

UCAS, China

IMS Board of Directors

Theresa Tribaldos

CDE, Switzerland

Managing Director

V. Ralph Clark

ARU, South Africa

Stefan Schneiderbauer

GLOMOS, Germany and Italy

Editorial Office

MRD Editorial Office
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
University of Bern
Mittelstrasse 43
3012 Bern

Production Office at KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd.

Production Editors
KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd.
301 Concourse Blvd Ste 210
Glen Allen, Virginia 23059

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