Special Issue "Sustainable Management of Geomorphological Heritage"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2015)
Prof. Dr. Maria Helena Henriques (Website)
Departamento de Ciências da Terra, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (Polo II), Universidade de Coimbra, Rua Sílvio Lima, 3039-790 Coimbra, Portugal
Fax: +351 239 860 501
Interests: palaeontology; biostratigraphy; jurassic; geoconservation; education for sustainable development; science communication
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
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. 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.
- education for sustainable development
- nature conservation policy
- land-use planning