Special Issue "Sustainable Land Use and Ecosystem Management"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Yu-Pin Lin
Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, 40617, Taiwan
Website: http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~yplin/Eindex.htm
E-Mail: yplin@ntu.edu.tw
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Interests: spatial statistics and modeling in environmental and ecological systems; applications of GIS and remote sensing in environmental and ecological systems; freshwater monitoring and modeling; optimal environmental monitoring network design; landscape ecology in land-use management and planning; ecohydrology; groundwater modeling; land-use planning and modeling; soil heavy metal pollution assessment; multiscale analysis in environmental and ecological systems; system dynamic modeling in environmental systems; ecosystem services; system dynamic modeling; optimization techniques

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sustainable development covers environmental, social, and economic sectors. Environmentally sustainable development has to account for not only the ecosystem and biodiversity, but also environmental health and conservation. However, human activities consume environmental resources and undermine environmentally sustainable development. To identify these issues, the Global Land Project (GLP), a joint research project concerning land systems between the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP), ambitiously aims to “measure, model[,] and understand the coupled human-environmental system”.
This Special Issue comprises of selected papers from the Global Land Project (GLP) Asia Conference, which will be held in Taipei, Taiwan on 24–26 September, 2014. The conference will identify and investigate contributions concerning “sustainable land use and ecosystem management”, “investigation[s] of the vulnerability and resilience [of] critical lands”, the “development of modeling and analy[tical] tools for land-use projects”, and other related topics. Papers selected for this Special Issue are subjected to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications in the area of environmentally sustainable development.

Prof. Dr. Yu-Pin Lin
Guest Editor


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  • sustainability,
  • ecosystem services,
  • land use, vulnerability,
  • resilience
  • Identify the relationship between land use, ecosystem, and environmentally sustainable development
  • Investigation of the vulnerability and resilience of lands critical for an ecosystem
  • Quantify the vulnerability and resilience of different policy and management strategies concerning land use and ecosystems
  • Models and analytical tools for land use management and ecosystem services
  • Decision support systems for sustainable land uses and ecosystem services

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Sustainability 2014, 6(9), 6170-6187; doi:10.3390/su6096170
Received: 10 July 2014; in revised form: 11 August 2014 / Accepted: 1 September 2014 / Published: 10 September 2014
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Sustainability 2014, 6(7), 4059-4076; doi:10.3390/su6074059
Received: 27 February 2014; in revised form: 17 June 2014 / Accepted: 17 June 2014 / Published: 26 June 2014
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