Topical Collection "Land Systems in Transition: Challenges, Approaches, and Pathways for a Sustainable Development"
A topical collection in Land (ISSN 2073-445X).
2. Department of Regional Geography and Environment, Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest, Bd. N. Bălcescu, 1, 010041 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: landscape ecology; modeling of landscape dynamics; landscape fragmentation; landscape planning; land use/land cover change and geographic approaches (nature and society)
Interests: social–ecological system models; ecosystem services; impact assessment; participatory planning processes
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Land and ecosystems are subject to increasing demands and pressures, and they are permanently in transition. Land system science and related research disciplines such as landscape ecology or social–ecological system research therefore explore the systemic properties of land systems to understand how resilient or vulnerable those systems are under future scenarios, which tipping points and emergence effects may occur, and how persistent or prone systems are to adapt and change when reacting to single or multiple drivers and pressures. Land system research supports the systemic understanding of human–nature interaction and contributes to identify pathways for sustainability.
Societal challenges and emerging topics increasingly force the development of inter- and transdisciplinary research approaches in which scientists and also actors from society cooperate on solutions for human wellbeing and a sustainable environmental development.
This Series on Land Systems in Transition focuses on interdisciplinary approaches related to landscape ecology, landscape, analysis, modeling of landscape dynamics, land use/land cover change, and landscape planning. We invite authors to contribute to the topics mentioned above or focus on complementary topics such as climate change, biodiversity trends, and ecosystem service assessments. Contributions that explore links between these themes and look at nexuses in complex constellations and landscape governance, participatory approaches, and/or citizen science are also welcome.
Topic 2019–2021: Land systems in transition—between persistence and change
Topic 2022: Future landscapes—visions and missions
Topic 2023: Landscapes in a global context—drivers and pressures that connect and divide
Prof. Dr. Pătru-Stupariu Ileana
Prof. Dr. Christine Fürst
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- Land use/cover change
- Landscape persistence
- Landscape planning
- Ecosystems/environment behavior
- Habitat loss
- Driving forces
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