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With this focus issue, MRD aims to contribute to a better understanding of pastoralism and rangelands in mountains, the factors affecting pastoral social–ecological systems, responses from society, and how innovative solutions can effectively help respond to environmental, socioeconomic, and political changes.

This call invites empirical and conceptual papers, both case studies and syntheses, on a wide range of subjects and scales related to pastoralism and rangelands in mountains and high-elevation landscapes. Full papers should be submitted by 15 February 2021.

This Special Issue seeks contributions reflecting alternative data sources and methods for observing water resources.

Deadline for manuscript submissions 31 May 2021.

This Special Issue invites papers demonstrating an innovative application of remote sensing in mapping and monitoring species diversity using a suite of remote sensing techniques, including optical and active domain applied in various vegetation types and biomes.

Submission deadline is 30 September 2021.

Springer-Nature, one of the world’s leading scientific publishing companies of the world, will publish a book titled 'Remote Sensing of African Mountains - Geospatial Tools Toward Sustainability' comprised of chapters written by multiple contributors. Researchers and practitioners from around the world, and in particular from Africa, with a special interest in mountain environments, are now welcome to express interest in contributing chapters.

Deadline to submit proposals is 31 October, 2020.

This Special Issue invites contributions addressing all aspects of cold regions meteorology and the cryosphere interacting with the past, present, and future climate system from both modeling and observations.

Deadline for manuscript submissions 5 February 2021.

With this focus issue, MRD aims to contribute to a better understanding of urbanization processes in mountains and emerging new patterns of interrelations between rural mountain areas and urban centers in and outside mountains.

Submission deadline for full papers 7 December 2020.

This Special Issue of the journal Sustainability is guest edited by MRI Chair Jörg Balsiger and MRI Executive Director Carolina Adler, and invites contributions that address transboundary sustainable mountain governance.

The deadline for manuscript submissions is 31 January 2021.

This Special Issue of the journal Global and Planetary Change welcomes papers that focus on the relationships between mountain building, sedimentary processes, and biotic evolution in South America at different stages of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic eras.

Submission deadline is 1 December 2020. 

The proposed Special Issue of the journal Climatic Change will showcase expertise in the international research, policy, media, and other stakeholder communities in communicating climate change, and its relevance to the IPCC. 

Abstract submissions from the mountain research community could look at how mountains specifically have been depicted in climate change communications and the IPCC reports.

Call for abstracts closes 18 September 2020

In 2020/2021, the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme celebrates its 50th anniversary. In September 2021, the Austrian MAB National Committee will organize the next biannual meeting of the EuroMAB group (Europe and North America) in Austria. The Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research and Management eco.mont will dedicate a special issue to mountain biosphere reserves to celebrate this anniversary. 

Deadline to submit is 30 September 2020. 

This Special Issue of Land, guest edited by MRI SLC member Rob Marchant, aims to provide practitioners and policymakers with key information on the dynamics and changes in threatened ecosystems in order to help design and implement appropriate management strategies for sustainable mountain futures.

Deadline to submit is 30 December 2020. 

This special issue of the MDPI journal Atmosphere invites observation, proxy reconstruction, and projection-based analytical and modelling studies and their reviews that advance our knowledge about the past, present, and future of the Himalayan climates, their shifts, and their subsequent impacts on all dimensions of life at local and regional scales.

Deadline to submit is 31 October 2020.

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