Special Issue "Advances in Earth System Science"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2011)
Dr. Benjamin Zaitchik (Website)
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North, Charles Street, 301 Olin Hall, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
Interests: regional climate processes; watershed hydrology; remote sensing; water resources; impacts of climate variability and change
Earth System Science (ESS) seeks to improve our understanding, observation, and prediction of interactions between earth system components. These components include land, atmosphere, water, and biosphere, as well as interactions of those spheres with human society, behavioral patterns, technologies, and economics. With respect to public health, ESS encompasses eco-epidemiology, social-ecological systems perspectives, and disease transmission models. In the present era of rapid and interacting global changes, advances in ESS are particularly critical to the maintenance and improvement of environmental quality and human health.
This special issue on “Advances in Earth System Science” invites technical and critical review papers that describe basic ESS research, ESS applications, and communication of ESS results relevant to public health. Contributions that have a significant impact on solving public health problems are particularly encouraged. The list of subject keywords provided below is intended to be illustrative, not comprehensive.
Dr. Benjamin Zaitchik
- early warning systems
- risk and exposure models
- climate extremes, variability, and change
- air and water quality
- land use change
- food security
- natural disasters
- remote sensing
- geographic and demographic analysis