Special Issue "Methodological Advances in Research on Sustainable Ecosystems"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2018
Rapid urbanization means more economic and social human activities are affecting natural ecosystems. It also means more natural land is being converted into urban land use; with consequential detrimental impacts on the processes and functions of ecosystems. In developing countries, economic growth is prioritized ahead of environmental conservation, but unprecedented urban growth has triggered drastic land use conversion, either replacing natural landscapes with semi-natural mixtures or complete urban development. Inevitably, areas converted into urban land use have altered the structure, pattern, and functionality of the ecosystems. More research is needed on sustainable urban development; an approach that harmonizes the demand for urban encroachment with the preservation of delicate ecosystems.
This Special Issue plans to focus on “Methodological Advances in Research on Sustainable Ecosystems”. It is a topic with immense collaborative potential and interdisciplinary challenges for environmental scientists, ecologists, economists, and policy-makers. Building on a series of three successful annual conferences in the USA and China (http://www.jicredt.com/GSES2017/), this Special Issue will bring together leading scholars in related disciplines to share their research on the challenges and solutions of Methodological Advances in Sustainable Ecosystems Research. This Special Issue will be open to the submission of manuscripts from outside the conference as well, provided that they fit within the scope of the Special Issue. Submitted manuscripts will need to be full-length papers that have not been previously published in a substantially-similar format. In addition, all manuscripts will need to be reviewed through electronic Manuscript Tracking System and according to the same editorial guidelines as all other submitted manuscripts.
Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:
Advanced geo-computational ecosystems modelling
Creation of new visualization products that increase the understanding of large and diverse forms of ecosystems information
Discovery of patterns in large volumes of ecosystems data through analytic techniques such as data mining and predictive analytics in applications
Ecological, environmental and socioeconomic modeling and coupling
Smart city and geo-design
Technological advances in hardware, storage, data management, networking and computing models, such as visualization and cloud computing for ecosystems applications
Prof. Dr. Xinyue Ye
Prof. Dr. Yichun Xie
Prof. Dr. Victor Mesev
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