Mountain research and development
Mountain Research and Development (MRD) is the leading international scientific journal specifically devoted to sustainable development in the world’s mountains. By publishing peer-reviewed innovative research articles, MRD
- offers a platform for pioneering mountain research from a wide range of disciplines that integrates civil-society knowledge
- brings together insights from science, practice, and policy analysis
- strengthens networks within and between science and practice, from development organizations to decision-makers in politics, business, and society
Mountain Research and Development appears four times a year and is open access. It is published by the International Mountain Society. The editorial team at the University of Bern’s Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) is supported by an international editorial board comprising renowned scientists and development experts.
The Role of Culture in Transformation Towards Sustainable Development in Mountains
Papers show how mountain communities draw on their cultural heritage and integrate new knowledge to shape their own innovative and locally-based development pathways, and how culture can be integrated into development practice and policy.
Mountain Research and Development Vol 39, No 4
Education for girls in Nepal, fire management on Mount Kenya
What does it take to enable successful higher education for girls and thus support sustainable development? In this issue, a study from Nepal presents possible pathways. Another study shows that making mountain agriculture more sustainable requires thinking beyond silos. Further topics include, among others, integrated monitoring of biodiversity and ecosystem services in Colombia and the characterization of forest fires on Mount Kenya for improved fire management.
Mountain Research and Development Vol 39, No 3
Adaptation to climate change and sustainable mountain development
The new issue of “Mountain Research and Development” focuses on climate change adaptation in mountains across the globe. Topics include scenario planning in Iceland, declining glacier water in Mongolia, the role of different knowledge sources in adaptation in the Andes and the Indian Himalaya, strengths and weaknesses of national glacier monitoring worldwide, and more.
Mountain Research and Development Vol 39, No 2
Food systems in mountain regions and national parks in a neoliberal context
This issue of “Mountain Research and Development” presents more findings on sustainable food systems in mountain regions: One paper describes a participatory a food systems mapping approach that CDE researchers tested in Kenya and Bolivia, and another assesses food consumption patterns among Mapuche communities in Chile. Further topics include, among others, perceptions of national parks in a neoliberal context in Poland and Switzerland – and their consequences.
Mountain Research and Development Vol 39, No 1
MRD Editorial Office
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
University of Bern