Special Issue "Exobiology Studies and the Study of the History, Present, and Future of Life on our Planet"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2009)
Dr. Laurance R. Doyle
Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, SETI Institute, 515 N. Whisman Road, Mountain View, California, 94043, USA
Phone: +1 650 960 4533
Interests: photometric techniques for detecting extrasolar planets; information theory applied to animal communications; astro-ecology and remote detection of exobiological systems; quantum astronomy and cosmic-scale quantum measurement problems
Sustainability can apply to the (nearly) complete recycling of materials in large systems over long periods of time. Astrophysical cycles include the incorporation of gas clouds into stellar and planetary systems which, in turn, evolve and redistribute the (now enhanced) material throughout the galaxy through, for example, supernovae which generate all elements heavier than hydrogen and helium. On Earth recycling of tectonic plates sustains life on our planet via biogeochemical cycles such as the carbon-silicate cycle.
Papers relating to the long-term sustainability of technical civilizations can be submitted. Papers that address the sustainability of such systems -- their lifetimes and mechanisms -- particularly as they apply to long-term life on Earth -- will be appropriate.
All papers should be submitted to email@example.com. To be published continuously until the deadline and papers will be listed together at the special issue website.
Submitted papers should not have been published nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is a new international, peer-reviewed, quarterly open access journal published by MDPI.
Article Processing Charges (APC) for publication in this open access journal are waived for well-prepared manuscripts submitted by 30 June 2010. English correction or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those paper accepted for publication, that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- exobiology studies
- life on the planet
Last update: 16 June 2009