Special Issue "Agricultural Ecosystem Services"
A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018)
Dr. Leo Zulu
Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences, Michigan State University, 673 Auditorium Rd, Room 123, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
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Interests: political ecology; environment and development; community-based natural resources management; deforestation; food security
Nations throughout the world face a range of environmental challenges due to population growth and global climate change. The purpose of this Special Issue is to collate the latest research on broadly-defined agricultural ecosystems services to enhance holistic and sustainable resource utilization and socio-economic development, particularly in developing regions. The Special Issue will feature nationally and regionally appropriate research that links science to policy and action, making this research available to natural resource-management practitioners (policy makers, resource managers, extension services and others), tertiary-level students and the research community with the view of promoting science-based policy-making and practice. In the context of the proposed Special Issue, ecosystem services are broadly defined to include those benefits derived from aquatic, forest, agro-ecological and other land-based ecosystems that are often associated with the agriculture, forestry, fisheries, land-management, water, and wildlife/tourism sectors, and the interface between these environmental sectors and human well-being. The articles will include natural-science based (ecological) analysis and social-science based approaches, including social, economic, institutional, cultural, and political dimensions of broadly defined agricultural ecosystem services and their management, particularly in developing regions of the world.
Dr. Robert B. Richardson
Dr. Leo Zulu
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- Agricultural ecosystems services
- Ecosystem services
- Natural resource-management
- Food security
- Agriculture, forestry, fisheries, land-management
- Policy-making and practice