Mountain ecosystems provide a wide range of essential services, such as clean water, food, and energy. They also play an important role in regulating the global climate. United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 15.4 aims to conserve mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity, to enhance their capacity to provide benefits which are essential for sustainable development. This includes ensuring the conservation of mountain forests, grasslands, wetlands, and glaciers.
Here you’ll find a curated selection of research articles, special issues, collections, books, and chapters, covering a range of critical topics connected to UN SDG 15.4.
Journal of Ornithology
Home-field advantage and ability alter labile and recalcitrant litter carbon decomposition in an alpine forest ecotone
Plant and Soil
Nature-based solutions in mountain catchments reduce impact of anthropogenic climate change on drought streamflow
Communications Earth & Environment
Protection status, human disturbance, snow cover and trapping drive density of a declining wolverine population in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
Towards resolving conservation issues through historical aerial imagery: vegetation cover changes in the Central European tundra
Biodiversity and Conservation
Monitoring changes in landscape structure in the Adirondack-to-Laurentians (A2L) transboundary wildlife linkage between 1992 and 2018: Identifying priority areas for conservation and restoration
Family legacy: contrasting diversity–elevation relationships on a coastal Atlantic Forest mountain system
Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution
Felid bedrooms with a panoramic view: selection of resting sites by Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) in a karstic landscape
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
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