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This special issue of the MDPI journal Atmosphere invites observation, proxy reconstruction, and projection-based analytical and modelling studies and their reviews that advance our knowledge about the past, present, and future of the Himalayan climates, their shifts, and their subsequent impacts on all dimensions of life at local and regional scales. Manuscript submission deadline is 31 October 2020.

Extending from the eastern Tibetan Himalaya to the Hindu Kush and Karakoram ranges in the northwest, the 2400-kilometer long Himalayan arc ensures the food-water-energy security, sustainable development, and socio-economic well-being of billions of downstream inhabitants. Earth’s highest mountain range modulates distinct large-scale atmospheric modes, affects all scopes of boundary layer dynamics, and subsequently features an enormous topoclimatic heterogeneity, rarely covered by sparse observational record.

This Special Issue aims to publish the most new studies discussing the state-of-the-art research in the fields of Holocene glaciations in the Mediterranean mountains.

The objective is to update knowledge on the impact of colder Holocene phases on Mediterranean mountains in order to better understand the spatial and temporal patterns of glaciation in Mediterranean mountains during the Holocene and their environmental implications. Papers can be submitted from 1st July until 31st December 2019.

The journal Ecosystem Services has issued a call for papers for a new Special Issue on 'Mountain Landscapes: Protected Areas, Ecosystem Services, and Future Challenges' that aims to address important knowledge gaps in this area. The deadline is 30 November 2019.

A significant proportion of the global population depends on goods and services provided by mountain regions, including fresh water, raw materials, and recreation. However, mountain regions all over the world are facing multiple challenges due to environmental and socio-economic changes, with related impacts on human livelihoods, economy, and ecosystems. This Special Issue of Ecosystem Services therefore aims to address important knowledge gaps, focusing on basic understanding of ecological functions and their drivers of change in mountain landscapes, as well as on societal trends in and outside mountain regions in order to be able to scope future challenges. A particular focus is placed on protected areas that are interested in the management and preservation of biodiversity and landscapes through scientific research, environmental education, and the promotion and development of sustainable tourism.

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