In 2020/2021, the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme is celebrating 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.

eco.mont will dedicate a special issue to mountain biosphere reserves to celebrate this anniversary.

The working title of this special issue is „Celebrating 50 years UNESCO-MAB and its World Network of Biosphere Reserves: Trends and Challenges in Research, Management and Policy of Mountain Biosphere Reserves“. The editors will be Günter Köck, Arne Arnberger (both MAB Austria) and Valerie Braun (eco.mont, ÖAW-IGF).
 
We heartily invite you to contribute a manuscript to this special issue aimed at celebrating „50 years UNESCO-MAB and its World Network of Biosphere Reserves“. You may submit manuscripts in two categories:
a) a true research article, or b) a report on management and/or policy issues.
 
The deadline for the submission is end of September 2020.
 
We would kindly ask you to inform us about your firm commitment (plus title and abstract) to contribute to this special issue by end of April 2020.