Special Issue "Impacts of Agricultural Land Use Changes on Environments"
A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2017
Prof. Dr. Yu-Pin Lin
Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, 10617, Taiwan
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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
Agricultural land use changes have influenced environmental systems on a global scale. As a consequence, such changes are one of the major issues facing environmental planning and management. Accordingly, without proper planning and management of agricultural land use and various agricultural activities, environmental systems as well as ecosystem services may suffer, particularly in terms of water quality, water quantity, as well as biodiversity. Therefore, to avoid and mitigate the impacts of such land use and agricultural activities on the environment, much effort in land use planning and management should be undertaken to assess the impacts of various land use changes on agricultural systems, model agricultural land use changes, evaluate land use planning and management strategies, as well as sustain ecosystem services.
In order to promote a deeper understanding of the impacts various land use changes and agricultural practices have on environmental systems, Environments is launching a Special Issue entitled “Impacts of Land Use Changes on Agricultural Environments”. Articles related, but not limited, to innovative or significant findings in: agricultural land use change studies; agricultural land use and water quality or quantity; the impacts of agricultural land use on ecosystem services; agricultural land use planning and modeling; agricultural land use management; and teleconnection of agricultural land use changes across various scales would be appropriate. Of course, studies on other related topics are welcome as long as they provide novel insights with the aim to investigate the issues or provide pertinent solutions for the negative effects that agricultural land use changes have on the environment.
Prof. Dr. Yu-Pin Lin
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- Assessments of agricultural land use changes
- Impacts of agricultural land use on water quality and quantity
- Impacts of agricultural land use on ecosystem services
- Impact of agricultural land use on biodiversity
- Agricultural land use planning and modeling
- Agricultural land use management
- Teleconnection on agricultural land use changes across various scales