European countries import flowers and vegetables from Kenya... But how does commercial horticulture for export affect water resources in the Mount Kenya area? Find out in the latest issue of Mountain Research and Development.
The latest issue of the open access journal Mountain Research and Development
explores both transformation and systems knowledge. One paper looks at how self-governed small-scale irrigation in Tajikistan helps a local rural population maintain its productivity in spite of interventions and external regulations, while another examines how extensive grazing impacts soils in a protected mountain forest in Mexico.
The influence of topsoil removal, storage, and redeployment on vegetation recovery on Peruvian mining sites is also discussed, as are the athropogenic threats affecting vascular plants in Ethiopia, and the influence of climate change on the treelines of key species in Nepal.
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