Call for Papers: Special Issue "Perspectives on Mountain Conservation"

Related GLP Member: Fausto Sarmiento, Andreas Haller

Dear Colleagues,

The many disciplinary and interdisciplinary research projects on mountains around the world prompt a diverse approach to the evaluation of conservation priorities, from the cultural to the physical realms, in order to benefit biocultural diversity in the global mountainscape. We have identified the need to coalesce distinct approaches and methodologies of mountain science into a transdisciplinary integration of mountain studies; this will allow us to more effectively evaluate the needs for the protection of active sites that cause changes in the mountain socio-ecological system. This Special Issue on the Perspectives of Mountain Conservation will allow montologists to better appreciate effective conservation measures in productive, conserved landscapes.

We welcome contributions from different areas of study and distinct focal emphasis to highlight the need for better mountain conservation, where legal, social, cultural, and financial frameworks help mountain environments secure their role of provision, regulation, support, and cultural ecosystem services and other benefits. We welcome diverse perspectives from both seasoned and young researchers, those of all gender and educational affiliations, and professional and academic tropes, allowing for the consilient montology of different longitudes, latitudes, and altitudes of the graticule of mountains. With these contributions, we seek to reinforce the membership of the Commission of Mountain Studies of the International Geographical Union that underwrites this effort.

Prof. Dr. Fausto Sarmiento
Dr. Andreas Haller
Dr. Carla Marchant
Dr. Masahito Yoshida
Guest Editors

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