Mountain Research and Development Journal

Open Issue

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.

Pastoralism in Changthang, Ladakh: Adaptations, Challenges, and Pathways for Sustainability

This comprehensive review shows that integrated strategies that include regulated grazing practices and respect pastoralists’ stewardship are key to keeping this production system and culture sustainable.

Innovation Pathways to Sustainability in Mountains

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.

Restoring Mountain Systems for Social–Ecological Resilience

Articles present a conceptual model for puna grassland restoration, local government perspectives on spring drying and revival, a social science research agenda for landscape conservation, and more.

Linking Migration Flows with the Prevalence of Exotic Plant Species in the Andes

This study shows how human mobility shapes biodiversity: In the Andean region, immigration is linked to an increase in exotic species, thereby impacting local ecosystems and biodiversity reservoirs.

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