Mountain Research and Development Vol 41, No 3 Available Online and Open Access
New Publication
article written by MRI
15.12.21 | 04:12

The latest issue of the open access journal Mountain Research and Development is now available, covering topics from how ski resorts are responding to climate change to irrigation systems in the Upper Indus Basin.

Two articles in this open issue focus on ski resorts in the USA and how they can respond to climate change: one presents a voluntary environmental program for large resorts, the other analyzes climate change impacts and adaptation action. A comprehensive review of literature on adaptation action in mountain areas worldwide emphasizes the need to close the adaptation gap in mountains.

Further articles present a scoping review of irrigation systems in the Upper Indus Basin; investigate environmental attitudes and perceptions of runners competing in an ultramarathon in the highlands of Iceland; and analyze the shear strength of purple topsoil under different land uses in the Three Gorges Reservoir area in China.

The issue is available online and open access:

Note that other issues are starting to fill up as well:

Read about the journal’s section policies, guidelines and submission procedure at:

The MRD Editorial Team
MRD Editorial Office, University of Bern, Centre for Development and Environment

Reminder: Call for Papers 

Mountain Research and Development still invites contributions for a focus issue on ‘Weaving Together Knowledges—Collaborations in Support of the Wellbeing of Mountain Peoples and Regions.’ Papers should explore and provide examples of how mountain researchers and Indigenous Peoples or other holders of place-based knowledge can collaborate to guide knowledge creation and application. Contributions by scientists and Indigenous or other local knowledge holders are equally welcome. Read the full call for papers and submit your work by 15 February 2022.

Cover image by Jackson Blackhurst on Unsplash.