The Mountain Research and Development Volume 39, Number 3 issue is an open publication whose articles are fully accessible online. 

In this open issue, a MountainDevelopment paper presents effective ways of supporting girls’ education in rural Nepal. Papers in the MountainResearch section provide a characterization of forest fires on the slopes of Mount Kenya to help improve fire management; show how commercial medicinal plant collection is transforming high-altitude livelihoods in Nepal and offers a way out of poverty; explore the critical role of forest use practices in landscape hydrology in Nepal’s Mid-hills; and examine regional variations in vegetation patterns on landslides in the snowy mountains of central Japan. Two MountainAgenda papers propose a multiscale transdisciplinary framework for advancing the sustainability agenda of mountain agricultural systems in the Hindu Kush–Himalayas and globally, as well as a strategy for integrated monitoring of biodiversity and ecosystem services in high mountain ecosystems such as Colombia’s tropical Andes.

Note that Vol 39, No 4 is starting to fill up as well.

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The MRD Editorial Team

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

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