New issue of MRD Journal available online


For the latest issue of the journal Mountain Research and Development (MRD), guest editors G. Gratzer and W. Keeton invited researchers to reflect on the role of mountain forests in relation to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Papers in this issue cover gender issues in Ethiopian agroforestry, the impact of migration on gender relations among forest user groups in Nepal, the profitability of small-scale mountain farm forestry in Austria, the impact of rubber on the rural economy in China, a throughfall-exclusion experiment in a forest area in Bhutan, and the resilience of mountain forests to disturbance scenarios in India. Two agendas follow, including for research on Andean forest landscapes and their capacity to contribute to sustainable development, and for practice, on ways in which United States federal land managers can help sustain forest productivity. Two further papers are on property rights, rangeland management and herder livelihoods in Bhutan, and on a method to model urban spatial growth in mountains in China.

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