Mountain Research and Development Journal


A traditional rebo tent stands resilient in the vast landscape of Changthang, Ladakh. Photo by Arif Pandit
Pastoralism, migration and biodiversity, alpine summer farms

Vol 44, No 1 | Issue complete

Read about pastoralism in Ladakh, links between migration and exotic plant species in the Andes, and the heterogeneity of Swiss alpine summer farms—and how all this relates to sustainable development.

Farmers in Honghe County, Yunnan Province, China, formed a cooperative to learn how to grow edible fungi by working with a local mushroom factory—which is partnering with scientists from the Honghe Innovations Centre to pioneer recycling of wastes back into production. Photo by Juan Xiong; Source: Grumbine RE, Xu J. 2021. Mountain futures: Pursuing innovative adaptations in coupled social–ecological systems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 19(6):342–348.
Innovation Pathways to Sustainability in Mountains

Call for papers open | Vol 45, No 3

How can innovation contribute to sustainability in mountains? We invite papers that assess innovation processes, examine innovation practices, or provide agendas for policy, action, or research.