Special Issue "Astrobiology and Sustainability"

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A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2010)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias
Geosciences Institute, IGEO (CSIC-UCM) Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas C/ José Antonio Novais, 2 Ciudad Universitaria 28040 Madrid, SPAIN
Website: http://tierra.rediris.es/jmfrias/
E-Mail: j.m.frias@igeo.ucm-csic.es
Phone: +34 91 3944813
Fax: +34 91 3944798
Interests: planetary geology; astrobiology; natural resources of near earth space and sustainability; geo and biomarkers; extreme environments and planetary habitability; geodiversity and biodiversity; natural hazards and planetary ecosystems; mineralogy; geoethics in earth and space sciences; geoeducation; science and technology for development; emerging sciences, cultural implications; new paradigms

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Astrobiology is a transdisciplinary field regarding the study of the origins, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe; it encompasses exobiology; formation of elements, stars, planets, and organic molecules; initiation of replicating organisms; biogeological links on different terrestial settings (analogs), biological evolution; gravitational biology; and human exploration. Astrobiology was a new word for a new paradigm. Basically, it tries to address three basic questions: How does life begin and evolve? Does life exist elsewhere in the universe? And What is the future of life on Earth and beyond? Likewise, achieving sustainable development generally involves a multidisciplinary approach, including scientific, technological, environmental, societal and cultural issues. In the near future, we will face an enormous activity spread across the solar system, involving a vast expansion of human knowledge and potential changes of the humankind’s view of the world and nature. We invite you to contribute to this special issue by submitting comprehensive review or research articles linking Astrobiology and Sustanability at different scales and from different perspectives.

Jesus Martinez-Frias
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • astrobiology; exobiology; exopaleontology or bioastronomy
  • habitable planet, life on the planet
  • prebiotic chemistry
  • life on Mars
  • life in outer space
  • planetary habitability
  • extremophiles and extreme environments
  • terrestrial analogs
  • geo/biomarkers
  • life, water and minerals

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p. 2541-2554
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Sustainability 2010, 2(8), 2541-2554; doi:10.3390/su2082541
Received: 2 July 2010; in revised form: 22 July 2010 / Accepted: 27 July 2010 / Published: 5 August 2010
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p. 1969-1990
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Sustainability 2010, 2(7), 1969-1990; doi:10.3390/su2071969
Received: 20 May 2010; Accepted: 22 June 2010 / Published: 5 July 2010
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Sustainability 2010, 2(6), 1602-1623; doi:10.3390/su2061602
Received: 26 April 2010; in revised form: 6 May 2010 / Accepted: 24 May 2010 / Published: 4 June 2010
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Sustainability 2010, 2(6), 1624-1631; doi:10.3390/su2061624
Received: 20 April 2010; in revised form: 27 May 2010 / Accepted: 2 June 2010 / Published: 4 June 2010
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Sustainability 2010, 2(2), 591-603; doi:10.3390/su2020591
Received: 19 January 2010; Accepted: 8 February 2010 / Published: 12 February 2010
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Sustainability 2009, 1(4), 1323-1330; doi:10.3390/su1041323
Received: 5 November 2009; Accepted: 8 December 2009 / Published: 15 December 2009
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Sustainability 2009, 1(4), 827-837; doi:10.3390/su1040827
Received: 7 September 2009; Accepted: 16 October 2009 / Published: 19 October 2009
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