Special Issue "Climate Change and Land"
A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 4564
Interests: human vulnerability and adaptations to climate change; food security; land-use and land-cover changes; satellite remote sensing applications for environmental monitoring; climate adaptation planning
Welcome to the Special Issue Climate Change and Land, which explores the relationships between climate change and land changes and processes. Changing patterns in temperature and precipitation are already undermining food and water security, threatening livelihoods around the globe and causing human migration and the loss of biodiversity. Land management practices are not only impacted by climate change but are also contributing to it at various scales, modifying the Earth’s energy balance and biogeochemical cycles. Almost a quarter of anthropogenic carbon emissions today come from land use. Fortunately, land restoration and carbon sequestration practices offer many solutions to the global climate crisis.
This interdisciplinary issue provides a platform for scholarly contributions offering empirical or theoretical research on climate and land interactions and monitoring, and land-related policy solutions for climate change. Topics may include but are not limited to:
- Impacts of climate change on food and water security and livelihoods;
- Monitoring climate change and land-use and land-cover changes (LULCC);
- Human vulnerability, landscapes, and climate change;
- Land-related mitigation and adaptation strategies;
- Community education, empowerment and engagement in climate and land-use education;
- Mutually supportive climate and land-use policies and sustainable land management.
Dr. Elena Lioubimtseva
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Coupled systems and climate change
- LULCC monitoring and modeling
- Carbon sinks and sources
- Food and water security and livelihoods
- Climate and land policies
- Sustainable land management