New Publications March 2021
article written by MRI
01.04.21 | 02:04

Welcome to our March 2021 round-up of new publications! This list, updated each week, contains articles relevant to mountain research that you won’t want to miss this month.

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Please note: The publications listed below may not necessarily have been published this month, but rather have come to our attention at this time. 


27-31 March 2021

Combining random forests and class-balancing to discriminate between three classes of avalanche activity in the French Alps

Contrasting response of native and non-native plants to disturbance and herbivory in mountain environments

Data Browser Matsch | Mazia: Web Application to access microclimatic time series of an ecological research site

Effects of climate change on avalanche accidents and survival

Estimating surface mass balance patterns from UAV measurements on the ablation area of the Morteratsch-Pers glacier complex  (Switzerland)

Evaluating Participatory Modeling Methods for Co‐creating Pathways to Sustainability

History and Importance of Mountain Observatories in Alpine Climate

Implications of observed changes in high mountain snow water storage, snowmelt timing and melt window

Long-term vegetation change in the Western Tien-Shan Mountain Pastures, Central Asia, driven by a combination of changing precipitation patterns and grazing pressure

Machine Learning Improves Debris Flow Warning

Moving down the mountain: pathways for sacred landscape transformation at ancient Epidaurus and Nemea

Radiocarbon dating of alpine ice cores with the dissolved organic carbon (DOC) fraction

Trace metal contamination in soils from mountain regions across China: spatial distribution, sources, and potential drivers


20-26 March 2021

Designing Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research on Mountains: What Place for the Unexpected?

Harnessing artificial intelligence technology and social media data to support Cultural Ecosystem Service assessments

Higher temperatures increase growth rates of Rocky Mountain montane tree seedlings

Hydrometeorological data from a Remotely Operated Multi-Parameter Station network in Central Asia

Predicting spatial patterns of soil bacteria under current and future environmental conditions

The living heart: Climate gradients predict desert mountain endemism 


13-19 March 2021

[Policy Brief] Adapting to Climate Change in Mountain Cities: Lessons from Xalapa, Mexico

Algal community change in mountain lakes of the Alps reveals effects of climate warming and shifting treelines

Buoyant calving and ice-contact lake evolution at Pasterze Glacier (Austria) in the period 1998–2019

Climate and land‐use change drive habitat loss in a mountain bird species

Climate Change, Mountain Food Systems, and Emerging Opportunities: A Study from the Hindu Kush Karakoram Pamir Landscape, Pakistan

Characteristics of Historical Precipitation in High Mountain Asia Based on a 15-Year High Resolution Dynamical Downscaling

Conservation planning for people and nature in a Chilean biodiversity hotspot

Dams and climate interact to alter river flow regimes across the United States

Do small and large floods have the same drivers of change? A regional attribution analysis in Europe

[REPORT] Effects of Climate Change on Swiss Water Bodies

Low spatial autocorrelation in mountain biodiversity data and model residuals

Giant dust particles at Nevado Illimani: a proxy of summertime deep convection over the Bolivian Altiplano

My Love from the Mountain: Contingent bordering processes at Mount Changbai/Baekdu

Observed snow depth trends in the European Alps: 1971 to 2019

Prevention of Mountain Disasters and Maintenance of Residential Area through Real-Time Terrain Rendering

Science with society: Evidence-based guidance for best practices in environmental transdisciplinary work

Spatio-Temporal Differentiation of Trade-Offs and Synergies of Ecosystem Services in Typical Mountain Areas of China

Sustainable tourism development in mountain areas in Šumadija and Western Serbia

The change of ecological service value and the promotion mode of ecological function in mountain development using InVEST model

Using thermal remote sensing in the classification of mountain permafrost landscapes 


6-12 March 2021

An Alpine Drought Impact Inventory to explore past droughts in a mountain region

An automatic method for clean glacier and nonseasonal snow area change estimation in High Mountain Asia from 1990 to 2018

Annual 30 m dataset for glacial lakes in High Mountain Asia from 2008 to 2017

Climate Adaptation Strategies and Associated Governance Structures in Mountain Areas. The Case of the Alpine Regions

Evaluating five forest models using multi-decadal inventory data from mountain forests

Floating PV in mountain artificial lakes: a checklist for site assessment

From glacial refugia to hydrological microrefugia: Factors and processes driving the persistence of the climate relict tree Zelkova sicula

Influence of land use on hydro-physical soil properties of Andean páramos and its effect on streamflow buffering

Is ice in the Himalayas more resilient to climate change than we thought?

Landscape structure and suitable habitat analysis for effective restoration planning in semi-arid mountain forests

Mountain surface processes and regulation

Parametrization of a lake water dynamics model MLake in the ISBA-CTRIP land surface system (SURFEX v8.1)

Plant Diversity in Sardinian Mountain Rangelands: Analysis of Its Relationships with Grazing, Land Management, and Pastoral Value

The Emerging Mountain Imaginary of the Galician Highlands: A New National Landscape in an Era of Globalization?

Variation in woody leaf anatomical traits along the altitudinal gradient in Taibai Mountain, China


27 February – 5 March 2021

A mechanism for regional variations in snowpack melt under rising temperature

Assessment of Carbon Density in Natural Mountain ForestEcosystems at Northwest China

Climate Change, Water Scarcity, and the Potential for Interstate Conflict in South Asia Conflict in South Asia 

Donor Funded Community-Based Tourism Development Projects: The Experience of Rural Mountain Communities in Tajikistan’s Zerafshan Valley

Early Performance of Tree Species in a MountainReforestation Experiment

Influence of strata-specific forest structural features on the regeneration of the evergreen broad-leaved forest in Tianmu Mountain

Landscape and Tourism as Tools for Local Development inMid-Mountain Rural Areas in the Southeast of Spain(Castilla-La Mancha)

Long‐term ecosystem and biogeochemical research in Loch Vale watershed, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Mapping avalanches with satellites – evaluation of performance and completeness

Multiple knowledge systems and participatory actions in slow-onset effects of climate change: insights and perspectives in Latin America and the Caribbean

Observed Changes in Chronic and Episodic Acidification in Virginia Mountain Streams in Response to the Clean Air Act and Amendments

Public Perceptions of Climate Change in the Peruvian Andes

Source and spread dynamics of mountain pine beetle in central Alberta, Canada

Suitability evaluation for mountain-based adventure tourism: A case study of Xinjiang Tianshan, China

The link between a high-mountain community and ecosystem services of juniper forests in Fann Mountains (Tajikistan)

Vegetation and Geomorphic Connectivity in Mountain Fluvial Systems

What factors influence the occurrence and abundance of midstorey Acacia in Mountain Ash forests?