Special Issue "Land Use Change in the Changing Environment"
A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2016).
Interests: mountain geoecology; landscape changes in high mountain areas; geodiversity; sustainable use and management in mountain protected areas/national parks; trail erosion in mountain areas
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Land-use changes are discussed in relation to, not only climate change, but also political and socio-economic changes. Such interactions, between humans and environments, are receiving more attentions nowadays. Because of its complexity, land science involves broad communities. This Special Issue is seeking original, unpublished papers that describe recent advances and efforts in various land-use and land-cover change issues in relation to changing environments, not only from a GLP (Global Land Project) community but also from non-GLP communities. This Special Issue invites research papers addressing the state-of-the-art in developing the concepts and tools for an effective analysis at different scales. Research results and discussions, especially those targeting contributions to exploring research framework with co-design and co-production for Future Earth (http://www.futureearth.org/), are highly welcomed. 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 environment.
Prof. Dr. Teiji Watanabe
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.
- accumulation of case studies on land use change and sustainability, resilience, and vulnerability
- land use change in protected areas
- trade-offs between development/land use change and conservation
- land use change and climate change, societal change, or policy change as a driver
- land use change and poverty, marginality, and gender
- models and analytical tools for environmental management and sustainability