Special Issue "COVID-19 Pandemic and the Environment"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 January 2023 | Viewed by 36063
Interests: biodiversity; beach and wastewater detection and monitoring; ballast water treatment and monitoring; cell physiology; invasive species; reproductive biology; SARS-CoV-2 surveillance
Interests: civil infrastructure and social equity; stormwater and wastewater management; urban ecosystem services; urban hydrology
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The COVID-19 pandemic has permeated every aspect of life on the planet, including impacting the way we interact with the environment, the occurrence of markers of the disease in the environment, and ways in which the built, managed, and social environment affect its infectiousness, spread, and treatment. While the health impacts on individuals are the most obvious and heart-rending aspect of this disease, it has also had broader impacts on and been affected by the environment. The direct and indirect environmental costs and, dare we say, benefits of this pandemic are enormous. In a little over a year in this pandemic, we have seen how changes in economic activity have in some cases improved the environment, encouraged outdoor recreation where social distancing can be maintained, and revealed how environmental measurements, such as that of wastewater, can give early warning and forecast the rise and fall of the disease in the community. Equally important are the engineered and social environments that researchers have found to be important in controlling the spread of the disease. Sharing public policy ideas about monitoring virus and redesigning environments may be critical to ending the pandemic. We therefore invite researchers who have developed significant new knowledge or scholarly reviews on inter-relationships of the COVID-19 pandemic and the environment to submit papers for inclusion in this Topical Collection for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
This Topical Collection will feature a spectrum of articles about COVID-19 and the environment. Articles being solicited include those that address: (1) sanitary control of the disease, (2) impacts of building design and ventilation, (3) measurement of markers in wastewater (wastewater epidemiology), (4) environmental changes and outdoor nature recreation resulting from changed economic and social activity, and (5) any other environmental aspect impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic.
This Topical Collection will advance knowledge toward ending the pandemic and reveal data about its impacts on the environment. Further, this Topical Collection will inform practice, policy, and research needed to develop and nurture systems for proactively dealing with and managing future epidemics more effectively than has been the case for COVID-19.
Prof. Dr. Jeffrey L. Ram
Prof. Dr. William D. Shuster
Prof. Dr. Donna R. Kashian
Dr. Lance Gable
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2500 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.
- Public health
- Building design
- Wastewater monitoring
- Economic activity
- Environmental improvement and degradation
- Interior design
- Infection control
- Built environment
- Community outreach and communication
- Sanitary control
- Modelling environmental impacts on spread of disease
- Law and Ethics