New Publications May 2021
article written by MRI
01.06.21 | 02:06

Welcome to our May 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. 


22-28 May 2021

A pan-Himalayan test of predictions on plant species richness based on primary production and water-energy dynamics

Abiotic factors affecting the bacterial and fungal diversity of permafrost in a rock glacier in the Stelvio Pass (Italian Central Alps)

Changing friction at the base of an Alpine glacier

Consistent shift in nutritional ecology of ants reveals trophic flexibility across alpine tree-line ecotones

Correcting for Systematic Underestimation of Topographic Glacier Aerodynamic Roughness Values From Hintereisferner, Austria

Decoloniality and anti-oppressive practices for a more ethical ecology

Editorial – How Can Education Contribute to Sustainable Mountain Development? Past, Present, and Future Perspectives

Effects of Drainage on Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) Characteristics of Surface Water from a Mountain Peatland

Ice thickness distribution of all Swiss glaciers based on extended ground-penetrating radar data and glaciological modeling

Late Quaternary Kinematics and Deformation Rate of the Huoyanshan Structure Derived From Deformed River Terraces in the South Piedmont of the Eastern Chinese Tian Shan

Reconstruction of Cultivated Land in the Northeast Margin of Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau and Anthropogenic Impacts on Palaeo-Environment During the Mid-Holocene

Record summer rains in 2019 led to massive loss of surface and cave ice in SE Europe

South American freshwater fish diversity shaped by Andean uplift since the Late Cretaceous

The evaluation of the potential of global data products for snow hydrological modelling in ungauged high-alpine catchments

The impact of glaciers on mountain erosion

Two centuries of changes in Andean crop distribution

Variable 21st Century Climate Change Response for Rivers in High Mountain Asia at Seasonal to Decadal Time Scales

Warming enabled upslope advance in western US forest fires


15-21 May 2021

A Comprehensive Appraisal of the Wild Food Plants and Food System of Tribal Cultures in the Hindu Kush Mountain Range; a Way Forward for Balancing Human Nutrition and Food Security

A Holistic Assessment of 1979–2016 Global Cryospheric Extent

A slip law for hard-bedded glaciers derived from observed bed topography

Anthropogenic disturbance modifies long-term changes of boreal mountain vegetation under contemporary climate warming

Assessing nature-based solutions for transformative change

Climate change and micro-topography are facilitating the mountain invasion by a non-native perennial plant species

Ecotoxicology of alpine streams in the West Carpathians—Alpine Bullhead (Cottus poecilopus) and high mountain flash flood effects

Editorial: Mountain landscapes: Protected areas, ecosystem services, and future challenges

Enhancement of snow albedo reduction and radiative forcing due to coated black carbon in snow

Environmental impact and food production of small-scale mountain dairy farms at different supplementation levels

Factors affecting the spatial distribution and co‐occurrence of two sympatric mountain ungulates in southern Mongolia

Forests buffer the climate-induced decline of body mass in a mountain herbivore

Global acceleration in rates of vegetation change over the past 18,000 years

Health and sustainability of glaciers in High Mountain Asia

Héðinsdalsjökull, northern Iceland: geomorphology recording the recent complex evolution of a glacier

Integrated geophysical imaging of a mountain landslide – A case study from the Outer Carpathians, Poland

Let it snow? Spring snowpack and microsite characterize the regeneration niche of high‐elevation pines

Montane species track rising temperatures better in the tropics than in the temperate zone

Mountain futures: pursuing innovative adaptations in coupled social–ecological systems

Progress in climate change adaptation research

Prospects of Cryosphere-fed Kuhl Irrigation System Nurturing High Mountain Agriculture under Changing Climate in the Upper Indus Basin

Site-Based Conservation of Terrestrial Bird Species in the Caribbean and Central and South America Under Climate Change

Soil Fertility Management Practices by Smallholder Farmers in the Bamboutos Mountain Ecosystem

Spatial–temporal variations in riverine carbon strongly influenced by local hydrological events in an alpine catchment

Subsurface Moisture Regulates Himalayan Groundwater Storage and Discharge

Supporting mountain agriculture through “mountain product” label: a choice experiment approach

Teaching the “how” of transformation

Temporal Characteristics of Debris Flow Surges

The estimation of bedload in poorly-gauged mountain rivers

The Influence of Land Use Change on Key Ecosystem Services and Their Relationships in a Mountain Region from Past toFuture (1995–2050)

Volcanic Lateral Collapse Processes in Mafic Arc Edifices: A Review of Their Driving Processes, Types and Consequences


8 – 14 May 2021

Best Practice for Measuring Permafrost Temperature in Boreholes Based on the Experience in the Swiss Alps

Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Formal and Informal Urban Risk Knowledge in the Uttarakhand Himalayas

Changes in Ground Temperature and Dynamics in Mountain Permafrost in the Swiss Alps

Effects of flow intermittence on ecosystem processes in mountain streams: are artificial and field experiments comparable?

How fire history affects germination cues of three perennial grasses from the mountain steppes of Golestan National Park

Hydrology controls the carbon mass balance of a mountain lake in the eastern European Alps

Impact of Natural and Anthropogenic Stresses on Surface and Groundwater Supply Sources of the Upper Awash Sub-Basin, Central Ethiopia

Multi‐taxa colonisation along the foreland of a vanishing equatorial glacier

Rock glaciers throughout the French Alps accelerated and destabilised since 1990 as air temperatures increased

Sectorwise Assessment of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood Danger in the Indian Himalayan Region


1 – 7 May 2021

A new strategy to map landslides with a generalized convolutional neural network

A systematic framework for the assessment of sustainable hydropower potential in a river basin – The case of the upper Indus

An indigenous knowledge-based sustainable landscape for mountain villages: The Jiabang rice terraces of Guizhou, China

Call to Action for Global Access to and Harmonization of Quality Information of Individual Earth Science Datasets

Closing the water cycle from observations across scales: Where do we stand?

Developing a science-based policy network over the Upper Indus Basin

Efficient multi-objective calibration and uncertainty analysis of distributed snow simulations in rugged alpine terrain

Estimation of the Productivity Potential of Mountain Sites (Mixed Beech-Coniferous Stands) in the Romanian Carpathians

Changing Perceptions and Actions in Response to Forest Disturbance by Mountain Pine Beetles in North Central Colorado

Dry and Wet Events in Andean Populations of Northern Peru: A Case Study of Chachapoyas, Peru

Ecosystem services show variable responses to future climate conditions in the Colombian páramos

Effect of Forest Canopy Structure on Wintertime Land Surface Albedo: Evaluating CLM5 Simulations With In‐Situ Measurements

Enabling transformative economic change in the post‐2020 biodiversity agenda

Ground thermal regimes and implications for permafrost distribution on Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Increasing risk of glacial lake outburst floods from future Third Pole deglaciation

Increasing the Physical Representation of Forest‐Snow Processes in Coarse‐Resolution Models: Lessons Learned From Upscaling Hyper‐Resolution Simulations

Landslide susceptibility mapping with GIS in high mountain area of Nepal: a comparison of four methods

Limited protection and ongoing loss of tropical cloud forest biodiversity and ecosystems worldwide

Modeling current and future species distribution of breeding birds as regional essential biodiversity variables (SD EBVs): A bird perspective in Swiss Alps

MODIS Does Not Capture the Spatial Heterogeneity of Snow Cover Induced by Solar Radiation

Mountain living: The Holocene people of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg, South Africa

Paraglacial Rock Slope Stability Under Changing Environmental Conditions, Safuna Lakes, Cordillera Blanca Peru

Phenological and elevational shifts of plants, animals and fungi under climate change in the European Alps

Projected land ice contributions to twenty-first-century sea level rise

Reconstruction of Past Glacier Changes with an Ice-Flow Glacier Model: Proof of Concept and Validation

Topography modulates near-ground microclimate in the Mediterranean Fagus sylvatica treeline

Tree canopy and snow depth relationships at fine scales with terrestrial laser scanning

Unpaved road erosion after heavy storms in mountain areas of northern China

Vanishing permanent glaciers: climate change is threatening a European Union habitat (Code 8340) and its poorly known biodiversity


Cover image by Rüştü Bozkuş.