Special Issue "Selected Papers from 2014 Global Land Project (GLP) Asia Conference"


A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2014

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Yu-Pin Lin
Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, 40617, Taiwan
Website: http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~yplin/Eindex.htm
E-Mail: yplin@ntu.edu.tw
Phone: +86 2 33663467
Fax: +86 2 23686980
Interests: spatial statistics and modeling in environmental and ecological systems; applications of GIS and remote sensing in environmental and ecological systems; freshwater monitoring and modeling; optimal environmental monitoring network design; landscape ecology in land-use management and planning; ecohydrology; groundwater modeling; land-use planning and modeling; soil heavy metal pollution assessment; multiscale analysis in environmental and ecological systems; system dynamic modeling in environmental systems; ecosystem services; system dynamic modeling; optimization techniques

Guest Editor
Dr. Wan-Yu Lien
Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, 40617, Taiwan
Website: http://www.glp.taipei.ntu.edu.tw/wylien.html
E-Mail: wanyulien@gmail.com
Phone: +86 2 33663489
Fax: +86 2 23635854
Interests: impact, vulnerability and resilience assessment of water resources to climate change; environmental system analysis; reservoir operation and planning; water resources management; heuristic algorithms

Guest Editor
Dr. Yung-Chieh Wang
Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, 40617, Taiwan
Website: http://www.glp.taipei.ntu.edu.tw/ycwang.html
E-Mail: beckyycwang@gmail.com
Phone: +86 2 33663464
Fax: +86 2 33663464
Interests: landscape ecology and environmental assessment; ecology and ecological engineering; environmental fluid mechanics and water resources; constructed wetland simulation and system dynamic modeling; erosion behavior, sediment transport, and disaster control in riverine area; cohesive sediment physical properties and rheological characteristics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ecosystems provide valuable functions and benefit to human beings and society. However, the human-environment interaction will directly or indirectly influence the ecosystems. The changing environment such as deforestation, hillside development or urbanization will affect the entire ecosystem. Besides, the different conservation strategies or environmental policies will result in threats to land use/land cover, human or environment, biodiversity, ecosystem, and ecosystem service supply. In order to sustain the provision of vital ecosystem services, information concerning the environment, ecosystem, environmental/conservation planning, or ecosystem service is important and necessary.

This Special Issue is comprised of selected papers from the Global Land Project (GLP) Asia Conference, which will be held in Taipei, Taiwan on 24–26 September 2014. The conference is focused on sustainable land use and ecosystem management, investigation of the vulnerability and resilience on critical lands, and development of modeling and analysis tools for land-use projects. Such discussions illustrate the connections with the environment, ecosystem, and ecosystem services. Papers selected for this Special Issue are subjected to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments and applications in the area of environment.

Prof. Dr. Yu-Pin Lin
Dr. Wan-Yu Lien
Dr. Yung-Chieh Wang
Guest Editors


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.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Environments is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.


  • policy and management strategies for environment and ecosystem management
  • investigation of vulnerability and resilience on critical lands for ecosystem services
  • the connections and interactions among ecosystem services, environment, and environmental management
  • models and analytical tools for environmental management and ecosystem services
  • anthropogenic and urbanization impacts on ecosystem services
  • decision support systems for sustainable use of critical lands and ecosystem services

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Environments 2014, 1(2), 124-136; doi:10.3390/environments1020124
Received: 23 July 2014; in revised form: 30 September 2014 / Accepted: 30 September 2014 / Published: 13 October 2014
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