Special Issue "Large Scale LUCC, Ecosystem Service, Water Balance and Energy Use"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2015)
Dr. Jinwei Dong
Urbanization, biofuel production, deforestation, and agricultural expansion are just some examples of the large-scale land use and land cover changes (LUCC) that are expected to exert significantly direct and indirect impacts on ecosystem service, water balance, surface energy flux, and energy use, as well as human well-being. This Special Issue of Energies addresses the direct and indirect effects of large-scale LUCC. We invite papers that address any of the following four topics:
- Large-scale LUCC and impacts on surface energy flux
- Large-scale LUCC and impacts on regional water balance
- Large-scale LUCC and impacts on ecosystem services and human well-being
- Large-scale LUCC and impacts on energy use
We especially encourage papers that provide new methodological approaches and the use of novel datasets to model and forecast these relationships.
Prof. Dr. Xiangzheng Deng
Dr. Jinwei Dong
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- land use and land cover change
- energy flux
- biofuel production
- ecosystem service
- water balance
- energy use
- energy policy