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Open Innovation in the Research and Industry about Natural Environment and Public Health after Pandemic of COVID-19

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022) | Viewed by 3701

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1. DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology), 333, Techno jungang-daero, Hyeonpung-eup, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Republic of Korea
2. Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwank-gu, Seoul 08826, Republic of Korea
Interests: open innovation; business model; open innovation economy; social open innovation; Schumpeterian dynamics; complexity; game theory; political economics
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Riga Technological University, Latvia
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Department of Bio-Medical Convergence, College of Medicine, ChungBook National University, Cheongju, South Korea
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The COVID-19 pandemic is having significant effects not only on global society and the economy but also on the natural environment and research on public health. In all countries, interest in research on public health and environmental issues is increasing. 

In particular, problems such as particulate matter, particulate plastics, and climate change are important issues related to the sustainability of the environment for our lives, and we need to respond to them. In addition, due to COVID-19, the importance of smart care for non-face-to-face health management or preventive responses from the community or region is increasing in public health. Furthermore, there are many predictions that the situation after COVID-19 will be a society that has changed from the extension of the current change. These efforts require multidisciplinary and convergent thinking and solutions.

Therefore, this Special Issue is focused on “Open Innovation in Research and Industry about the Natural Environment and Public Health after the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

<Time schedule of this Special Issue>

  • From 10th June 2022, any SOI 2022 authors, in addition to the planned papers, can submit to this Special Issue after full paper submission to SOI 2022 platform and paying the registration fee until 10 June 2022.
  • Closing date: 31 December 2022
  • All papers should be submitted to this Special Issue by 31 December 2022.

Prof. Dr. JinHyo Joseph Yun
Dr. Sang-Don Lee
Dr. Bistrova Julija
Dr. Kwangsoo Shin
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Analysis of Roadkill on the Korean Expressways from 2004 to 2019
by Minkyung Kim, Hyomin Park and Sangdon Lee
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(19), 10252; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910252 - 29 Sep 2021
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Expressways in Korea are high-speed traffic roads connecting important cities. Road infrastructure continues to expand to accommodate the increase in traffic volume associated with the growth of industry and tourism. Here, data on 36,863 roadkill events that occurred on expressway routes managed by [...] Read more.
Expressways in Korea are high-speed traffic roads connecting important cities. Road infrastructure continues to expand to accommodate the increase in traffic volume associated with the growth of industry and tourism. Here, data on 36,863 roadkill events that occurred on expressway routes managed by the Korea Expressway Corporation between 2004 and 2019 were analyzed. Characterizing patterns of roadkill is important for prioritizing roadkill mitigation measures. We identified consistently increasing or decreasing trends using Mann–Kendall statistics and Sen’s slope. Roadkill was most common in Gangwon Province and was concentrated between May and June and between October and December. Water deer (Hydropotes inermis) was the most common road-killed species. The trend analysis revealed a statistically significant decline in Gangwon Province and a statistically significant increase in the Capital Area and Chungnam Province. There was a significant increase in wild boar (Sus scrofa) roadkill in the first and fourth quarters. Mitigation measures are needed for regions and species showing increasing trends, including water deer in the first to third quarters, periods for which no decline in water deer roadkill was noted. Full article
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