Special Issue "Astrobiology and Sustainability"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2010)
Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias
Centro de Astrobiologia, CSIC-INTA, Ctra. Ajalvir km-4. Torrejón de Ardoz, 28850 Madrid, Spain
Phone: +34 91 520 6418
Fax: +34 91 5201621
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
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.
All manuscripts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to the Guest Editor. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. Article Processing Charges (APC) for publication in this Open Access journal are 300 CHF (Swiss Francs) per accepted Paper. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- 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
- life, water and minerals
Sustainability 2009, 1(4), 827-837; doi:10.3390/su1040827
Received: 7 September 2009 / Accepted: 16 October 2009 / Published: 19 October 2009| Download PDF Full-text (660 KB)
Sustainability 2009, 1(4), 1323-1330; doi:10.3390/su1041323
Received: 5 November 2009 / Accepted: 8 December 2009 / Published: 15 December 2009| Download PDF Full-text (310 KB)
Sustainability 2010, 2(2), 591-603; doi:10.3390/su2020591
Received: 19 January 2010 / Accepted: 8 February 2010 / Published: 12 February 2010| Download PDF Full-text (96 KB)
Review: Resistance of Microorganisms to Extreme Environmental Conditions and Its Contribution to Astrobiology
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| Download PDF Full-text (389 KB)
Article: On the Applicability of the Green Chemistry Principles to Sustainability of Organic Matter on Asteroids
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| Download PDF Full-text (143 KB)
Sustainability 2010, 2(7), 1969-1990; doi:10.3390/su2071969
Received: 20 May 2010 / Accepted: 22 June 2010 / Published: 5 July 2010| Download PDF Full-text (310 KB)
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| Download PDF Full-text (191 KB)
Last update: 5 August 2010