Special Issue "Large Scale LUCC, Surface Energy Fluxes and Energy Use"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2014)
Prof. Dr. Xiangzheng Deng (Website)
Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Interests: land use economics; land use and climate change; dynamics and consequences of land system change; urban energy balance; energy; environmental and climate policies
Prof. Dr. Karen C. Seto (Website)
School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Fax: +1 203 432 5556
Interests: urbanization and sustainability; human dimensions of global change; comparative urbanization dynamics in Asia; monitoring, modeling, and forecasting urban expansion; remote sensing of land-use and land-cover change
Urbanization, biofuel production, deforestation and agricultural expansion are just some examples of large-scale land use and land cover changes (LUCC) that have significant and direct impacts on surface water and energy balance, and local surface climate parameters. These LUCC also affect or are manifestations of changes in energy use. This Special Issue of Energies addresses these direct and indirect effects of large-scale LUCC. We invite papers that address any of the following three topics:
1. Large-scale LUCC and direct impacts on surface energy flux
2. Large-scale LUCC and impacts on surface water balance
3. Large-scale LUCC and indirect impacts on energy use
We especially encourage papers that provide new methodological approaches and use of novel datasets to model and forecast these relationships.
Prof. Dr. Xiangzheng Deng
Dr. Karen C. Seto
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- biofuel production
- land use and land cover change
- ecosystem service
- biogeophysical process
- surface energy flux
- surface water balance
- biogeochemical cycles
- energy use, energy policy