Volume 21, Issue 1 of the Journal of Mountain Science includes a diverse set of articles, including a review of physicochemical properties of dissolved organic carbon impacting mountain glaciers, post-fire recovery in the puna of Huascarán National Park, Peru, and the technical efficiency of cocoa farms in Davao City, Philippines.

Other articles delve into changes in snow cover extent in the Central Taurus Mountains, the significant lake expansion accelerating permafrost degradation on the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau, and the stability behavior of the Lanxi ancient flood control levee. Explore the health risk assessment of trace metal(loid)s in agricultural soils, the spatiotemporal pattern of climate change in the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor, and the elevational patterns of warming effects on plant communities.

The Journal of Mountain Science, established in 2004, is an international English-language journal supervised by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, sponsored by the Chengdu Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS, published by Science Press China, and distributed globally by Springer. Dive into this latest issue, featuring a rich tapestry of research and technical papers covering mountain environment, ecology, hazards, resources, and sustainable mountain development.

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