Special Issue "Human-Induced Global Change"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2012)
Prof. Dr. B. L. Turner II
Gilbert F. White Professor of Environment and Society School of the Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning & School of Sustainability PO Box 87014, Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
Phone: +1 480 965 7533
Fax: +1 480 965 8313
Interests: human-environment relationships; land change science; sustainability; tropical forests; ancient Maya
The questions of global environmental change increasingly enlarge and fuse with those of sustainability. This research expansion and orientation is registered by the 2012 London symposium, “Planet Under Pressure: New Knowledge Towards Solutions”, sponsored by the major international global environmental change programs (i.e., IGBP, DIVERSITAS, IHDP, EESP, WCRP). Sustainability science and the knowledge-solutions in question are predicated on an understanding through an examination of coupled human-environment systems (or social-ecological systems) in which the interactions of the two subsystems frames the research question.
A large portion of such work undertaken to date—often under such labels as resilience, vulnerability, land change science, landscape ecology, or conservation biology—employs remotely sensed data and analyses. For the most part, the biophysical subsystem has received the majority of attention compared to the human subsystem. This special issue of Remote Sensing explores questions of coupled system dynamics in which the human subsystem plays an important role. The collective works may address such themes as the
- human drivers of the biophysical subsystem
- feedbacks of the biophysical system on the human drivers
- human responses to biophysical change
- synergy and tradeoffs between environmental services and human outcomes
- subsystem dynamics affecting the resilience or vulnerability of coupled system
as applied to a wide range of topics, such as
- land change
- landscape design
- climate change
- urban morphology
- urban-rural linkages
- food production
Prof. Dr. B.L. Turner II
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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. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Article: Dynamics of a Coupled System: Multi-Resolution Remote Sensing in Assessing Social-Ecological Responses during 25 Years of Gas Field Development in Arctic Russia
Remote Sens. 2012, 4(4), 1046-1068; doi:10.3390/rs4041046
Received: 13 February 2012; in revised form: 4 April 2012 / Accepted: 6 April 2012 / Published: 17 April 2012| Download PDF Full-text (2862 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Forest Cover Changes in Tropical South and Central America from 1990 to 2005 and Related Carbon Emissions and Removals
Remote Sens. 2012, 4(5), 1369-1391; doi:10.3390/rs4051369
Received: 21 March 2012; in revised form: 24 April 2012 / Accepted: 26 April 2012 / Published: 11 May 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1008 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 2 August 2011