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Mountain Ecosystems and Resources Management
Brief Details
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Grassroots Institute
  • Copyright: Contributors & Hasrat Arjjumend
  • License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
  • Audience: Natural Resources Scientists, Social Scientists, Policy Analysts, etc.
  • Keywords: Mountains; Mountain Ecosystems; Natural Resources; NRM; Mountain Agrobiodiversity; Mountain Forests; Mountain Watershed; River Basin Management; Ecotourism; Mountain Biodiversity; Mountain Landscape; Climate Change; Animal Genetic Diversity; Mountain Identity; Environmental Psychology; Mountain Policies
  • Funding: No funding
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Mountain Ecosystems and Resources Management

Volume 2

Foreword by: Dr. Pema Gyamtssho

Edited by: Hasrat Arjjumend

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About this book

Open Access

"Mountain Ecosystems and Resources Management" is a comprehensive exploration of the intricate relationship between mountainous regions and the sustainable management of their valuable resources. Edited by Dr. Hasrat Arjjumend with chapters contributed by over two dozen of authors, this book delves into the unique ecological, social, and economic challenges posed by mountain ecosystems and offers innovative solutions for responsible resource utilization. The narrative begins by immersing readers in the diverse and fragile ecosystems found in mountainous terrains across the globe. From the towering peaks to the lush valleys, the book examines the intricate web of flora and fauna that contribute to the delicate balance of these ecosystems. Through vivid descriptions and insightful analysis, readers gain a profound understanding of the environmental dynamics that shape mountain landscapes.

Moving beyond the ecological aspects, the book addresses the crucial issue of resource management in mountain regions. It explores the sustainable use of water, minerals, and biodiversity, considering the impact of human activities on these finite resources. The author delves into case studies from around the world, illustrating both successful and challenging initiatives in resource conservation and management.

One of the book's key strengths lies in its interdisciplinary approach, seamlessly blending scientific insights with social and economic considerations. The authors emphasize the importance of involving local communities in resource management strategies, recognizing their intimate connection to the land and the significance of traditional knowledge in sustainable practices. "Mountain Ecosystems and Resources Management" also tackles pressing global issues such as climate change and the implications for mountainous regions. The book discusses how these areas serve as indicators of environmental change and highlights the need for adaptive strategies to address the evolving challenges posed by a shifting climate.

Throughout the narrative, the authors weave a compelling story that inspires readers to appreciate the beauty and significance of mountain ecosystems while recognizing the urgency of responsible resource management. Whether you are an environmental enthusiast, a policy-maker, or a student of ecology, this book provides a valuable and accessible resource for understanding the complexities of mountain ecosystems and the imperative of sustainable resource management in these unique environments.


  • Mountains
  • Mountain Ecosystems
  • Natural Resources
  • NRM
  • Mountain Agrobiodiversity
  • Mountain Forests
  • Mountain Watershed
  • River Basin Management
  • Ecotourism
  • Mountain Biodiversity
  • Mountain Landscape
  • Climate Change
  • Animal Genetic Diversity
  • Mountain Identity
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Mountain Policies


Arjjumend, H. (ed.) (2024). Mountain Ecosystems and Resources Management, vol. 2, Montreal/Vancouver, Canada: The Grassroots Institute, ISBN: 978-1-7778455-1-3. Doi:

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Hasrat Arjjumend

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