From January 2021, Mountain Research Initiative Executive Director Dr. Carolina Adler will become the new MountainMedia Editor for the journal Mountain Research and Development (MRD), taking over the reins from Professor Martin Price following his decision to step down after 27 years in the role.

Professor Martin Price, MRD’s highly committed MountainMedia Editor of 27 years and the longest-standing member of MRD's current editorial team, is retiring from his professorship at the Centre for Mountain Studies at Perth College, University of Highlands and Islands, Scotland at the end of January. He has therefore decided to resign from his position at MRD. Dr. Carolina Adler, MRI Executive Director, has been appointed his successor. As of 1 January 2021, please send any books you wish to see reviewed in MRD to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Since joining MRD’s editorial team in 1994, Martin Price solicited and edited close to 500 reviews of books, and occasionally other media. Through this important work, issue by issue, Martin provided MRD’s readers with an excellent, remarkably broad and varied overview of recent mountain-relevant publications. Nowhere else is such an overview of scholarship on mountains and mountain development available, with such a broad array of disciplines represented. The MRD editorial team thanks Martin very heartily for his enormous commitment to this task and to the journal and for the many years of excellent collaboration, and wishes him all the best for the years to come.

Carolina Adler will take over starting in January. She has led the MRI’s Coordination Office since 2017 and has a wide network among mountain scientists, not least through her work as a Lead Author of several chapters of the IPCC reports. Due to these ongoing commitments, in 2021 she will be supported in her work as MRD’s MountainMedia Editor by Gabrielle Vance, Scientific Project Officer at the Mountain Research Initiative. 

This article was provided by Mountain Research and Development. You can read the original announcement on the MRD website.

Cover image by rgwarpd.


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