Special Issue "Land management accounting inter-correlations among soil erosion risk, cropping suitability and environmental footprint"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Science and Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019)
Dr. Yung-Chieh Wang
Dr. Li-Chi Chiang
Department of Civil and Disaster Prevention Engineering, National United University, Miaoli 36003, Taiwan
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Interests: integrated watershed management; non-point source pollution; environmental modeling and analysis; field observations; land use change simulation; ecosystem service evaluation; ecohydrology; GIS application on environmental research
With the world population on the rise, society demands more resources. As a result, natural resources are overused, environmental quality is degraded, soil physical property is damaged, and soil fertility has declined. We are facing the growing problem of food scarcity and security. Increased population has not only led to more food consumption, but also reducing agricultural production by clearing of agricultural or forest land for human settlement. Deforestation has changed climatic patterns, leading more natural disasters. Increased human activities have degraded the lands and negatively impacted on agricultural productions. The goal of this Special Issue is to decipher the inter-correlations among disaster risks under extreme weather events, cropping suitability of environment, and environmental footprints of crops, as well as the collective impacts on land and ecosystems, and to formulate land management guidelines for securing food production and promoting sustainable agriculture development. These inter-correlations can be highlighted with publications of new research findings on the following topics:
- Analytical advances in measurements of environmental footprint.
- Theoretical considerations examining effects and solutions to food scarcity and security.
- Identifying the inter-correlations among disasters, food production, land management, and environmental sustainability.
- Novel models in measuring the inter-correlations at different spatio-temporal scales.
- Systematic management for food security, production, and sustainable agriculture.
This Special Issue includes the above topics, but is not limited to, any research related to how we can understand the causes of food scarcity and develop solutions for reaching sustainable agriculture. Our goal is to identify the inter-correlations among the soil erosion and disaster risks, cropping suitability of environment, and environmental footprints of crops, and to provide essential clues for land use management securing food production and agriculture sustainability under the pressure of global population booming and climate change impacts.
Dr. Yung-Chieh Wang
Dr. Li-Chi Chiang
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- food security
- food scarcity
- environmental footprint
- land use management
- sustainable agriculture
- disaster prevention
- soil erosion
- ecosystem services
- cropping suitability