Special Issue "Sustainable Management of Geomorphological Heritage"


A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainability of Culture and Heritage".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2015)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Maria Helena Henriques
Earth Sciences Department, Group of Fossil Energy and Sustainable Development, Geosciences Centre, University of Coimbra, Largo Marquês de Pombal, 3000-272, Coimbra, Portugal
Website: http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=1399321269708055
E-Mail: hhenriq@dct.uc.pt
Phone: +351 239 860 510
Fax: +351 239 860 501
Interests: palaeontology; biostratigraphy; jurassic; geoconservation; education for sustainable development; science communication

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sustainability is probably the most important goal for mankind in this century. It requires the huge challenge of achieving fragile balances: between people and communities, fostering social and economic development, and between people and the earth, aiming at the appropriate use of its resources. The growing population of the planet and the increasing consumption of its resources make conservation difficult for future generations. Therefore, heightened social responsibility towards the use of Earth’s resources is needed, specifically of its geomorphological elements with exceptional scientific, educational, touristic or cultural value—the geomorphological heritage—represented by geomorphosites.

This Special Issue aims to focus on the scope and methods of conservation of geomorphological heritage, as well as the knowledge, problems, materials, instruments and/or services that it provides to mankind as a tool to implement sustainable development. Research on the use of the geomorphological heritage to promote the establishment of strong links with society is welcome, whether they refer to actions under the frame of nature conservation policy and land-use planning, education for sustainable development, and/or geotourism.

Thus, this Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive overview of current research activities related to this topical theme.

Prof. Dr. Maria Helena Henriques
Guest Editor


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  • geodiversity
  • geomorphosite
  • landscape
  • territory
  • inventory
  • mapping
  • assessment
  • management
  • monitoring
  • communication
  • education for sustainable development
  • nature conservation policy
  • land-use planning
  • geotourism

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p. 648-667
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Sustainability 2015, 7(1), 648-667; doi:10.3390/su7010648
Received: 2 December 2014 / Accepted: 30 December 2014 / Published: 7 January 2015
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p. 8567-8591
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Sustainability 2014, 6(12), 8567-8591; doi:10.3390/su6128567
Received: 11 October 2014 / Revised: 18 November 2014 / Accepted: 19 November 2014 / Published: 27 November 2014
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