Special Issue "Proceedings from 2014 Global Land Project (GLP) Asia Conference"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2014).
Interests: spatial statistics and modeling in environmental and ecological systems; applications of GIS and remote sensing in environmental and ecological systems; freshwater monitoring and modeling; optimal environmental monitoring network design; landscape ecology in land-use management and planning; ecohydrology; groundwater modeling; land-use planning and modeling; soil heavy metal pollution assessment; multiscale analysis in environmental and ecological systems; system dynamic modeling in environmental systems; ecosystem services; system dynamic modeling; optimization techniques
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Ecosystems provide multiple beneficial nature-based goods, functions, and services to human beings and society. Many of these benefits are linked to positive outcomes in human health. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2005) proposed the definitions and scopes of ecosystem services. In recent years, a substantial amount of research has discussed the dependence of public health on ecosystem services. Such services include water and soil regulation and preservation; water and air filtration; biodiversity and habitat conservation; climate and natural hazard stabilization and mitigation; food, fuel, and fiber production; and the provision of aesthetic environments for recreation, education, and mental health. Accordingly, human and societal well-beings depend on the appropriate management and conservation of ecosystems (and their concomitant service provisions) throughout the globe.
Recent systematic reviews of the research literature that discusses the connections between ecosystem services and public health have found articles in fields of landscape and urban planning, as well as in land use management. Most of those studies highlight the necessity of understanding and quantifying changes of land use/cover patterns and of ecosystem services, which are induced by complex interactions between natural processes and the social drivers that ensure the sustainability of ecosystem services and environmental resources.
To illuminate these interactions, this Special Issue links to the 2014 Global Land Project (GLP) Asia Conference on Sustainable Land Use and Ecosystem Management. Accordingly, this Special Issue focuses on advanced methodologies of data retrieval and qualitative and/or quantitative model applications. The issue scope also embraces epistemic reasoning and discussion regarding the land cover and ecosystem managing strategies used to achieve sustainable use of ecosystem services and natural resources. Such discussions illustrate these resources’ connections with human/public health. Research papers on novel and concise techniques that encompass current developments of such studies are particularly welcome.
Prof. Dr. Yu-Pin Lin
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- policy and management strategies for sustainable land use and ecosystem management
- investigation of vulnerability and resilience on critical lands for ecosystem services and human health
- quantitative description of connections and interactions among ecosystem services, human health, and land management
- models and analytical tools for land use management and ecosystem services
- anthropogenic and urbanization impacts on ecosystem services
- decision support systems for sustainable use of critical lands and ecosystem services