Special Issue "Restoring Degraded Lands to Attain UN-SDGs"
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Interests: climate-resilient agriculture; food security; sustainable agriculture; agrobiodiversity; agricultural sustainability; indigenous and local knowledge (ILK); wild crops
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Interests: Land Restoration; Biomonitoring, Bioremediation and Bioeconomy; Plant-Microbe-Pollutant Interactions
Interests: climate change; public policy; climate policy; greenhouse gas inventory, impact, vulnerability & adaptation (IVA) assessment; energy policy; forestry and land-use change
Interests: forest landscape restoration; landscape sustainability, biodiversity, ecosystem services; forest biomass; bioenergy and carbon sequestration
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Interests: invasive biology; restoration of arid deserts; plant propagation; reproductive ecology; natural resource exploitation
Land is a complex and dynamic bio-physical system that maintains essential planetary functions and vital ecosystem services such as biodiversity maintenance, water and nutrient cycling, climate regulation, food, fibre and fuel production, as well as providing space for human habitation and other development activities. Unfortunately, land degradation due to various direct and indirect drivers (i.e. industrialization, rapid urbanization, intensive agricultural activities, climatic change, etc.) are negatively affecting the homeostasis of land systems and thereby reducing the ecosystem services offered by land for a good quality of life and human well-being. Hence the sustainable management of land resources is imperative for attaining various Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs), which are the blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all, and addressing the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. Fortunately, there is a growing momentum for the restoration of degraded land across the world and especially the concept of forest landscape restoration (FLR) is rapidly gaining attention as a unifying theme in many national and subnational forestry programs. In this context, the present Special Issue on“Restoring Degraded Lands to Attain the UN-SDGs” aims to address the sustainability challenges of land degradation and showcase innovative and promising practices and success stories from across the world for restoring degraded lands to attain global sustainability by 2030.
Dr. Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil Abhilash
Dr. Sheikh Adil Edrisi
Dr. Vishal Tripathi
Dr. Rajiv K Chaturvedi
Dr. Himlal Baral
Prof. Ali El-Keblawy
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Adaptive land management
- Bioenergy production and bioeconomy
- Bioremediation and biomonitoring
- Climate change mitigation
- Drivers of land degradation
- Ecosystem services
- Forest landscape restoration
- Integrated restoration measures
- Land systems and good quality of life
- Policy measures
- Remote sensing and GIS application
- Restoration of marginal and degraded lands
- Restoration of mined areas
- Restoration methods and processes
- Restoration monitoring
- Restoration of polluted and agricultural lands
- Social impact assessment
- Stakeholder involvement
- Traditional ecological knowledge