Special Issue "Land Use and Environmental Impacts in Protected Areas: Assessment, Monitoring and Management for Future Sustainability"
A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019).
Interests: conservation and sustainable use of natural resources; protected-area management; terrestrial environment; land use and land cover change; geodiversity analysis and geoconservation; mountain geography; South Asia; Central Asia; Southwest Asia
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
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Special Issue in Environments: Selected Papers from the 3rd Global Land Programme (GLP) Asia Conference: Hazards, Disasters, and Land Science—Towards Asian and Global SDGs for Land Systems
Special Issue in Land: Hazards, Disasters and Land Science toward Asian and Global SDGs for Land Systems: Approaches from Remotely Sensed Geospatial Data Analyses
Interests: GIS assessment and modelling of recreational trails; protected areas; ecosystem services; low-altitude remote sensing; mapping and monitoring of proglacial areas; Svalbard
The environmental impact of land use is evident from various human activities, such as outdoor recreation. These activities are observed not only in ordinary areas but also in protected areas. Land use and land cover are always changing in protected areas, and therefore their environmental impacts are highly dynamic there. The roles of protected areas are not uniform and management practices in protected areas are often amended by outside pressures. This Special Issue invites a wide range of natural and social science papers on land use and land cover changes, and the resultant environmental impacts occurring in protected areas. It seeks papers addressing the state-of-the-art in methodologies of assessment and monitoring of environmental impacts, such as the use of drone, laser scanning, and remote sensing with ultra-high resolution; papers developing new management frameworks such as partnerships between urban and rural, between non-residents and residents, and between locals and scientists; papers addressing land governance of protected areas; and papers discussing new roles of protected areas with regard to future sustainability.
This Special Issue will select works from GLP 2018 Asia Conference. Each submission to this Special Issue should contain at least 50% new material, e.g., in the form of technical extensions, more in-depth evaluations, or additional use cases. These extended submissions will undergo a peer-review process according to the journal’s rules of action. At least two technical committees will act as reviewers for each extended article submitted to this Special Issue; if needed, additional external reviewers will be invited to guarantee a high-quality reviewing process. Participants in this conference will receive a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charges.
Prof. Dr. Teiji Watanabe
Dr. Aleksandra Tomoczyk
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Environments is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- national parks, world heritage sites, geoparks
- land use drivers and impacts
- land management system and framework
- land governance
- conservation and sustainability
- recreational use
- land use and conflict
- people-protected areas