Special Issue "Land System Science"
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2017).
Interests: land systems science; land use; GIS; sustainability; environmental change; landscape ecology
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Understanding of land as a coupled human-environment system is rapidly growing in importance in research and policy at local, regional, national, and international scales. Land systems research also informs wider land management, and connects land use with social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Recent advances in land systems science include understanding of human-environment relationships that underpin and drive land system dynamics, developments in measurement and monitoring of land system changes, use of advanced GIS/remote sensing and modelling technologies, increased availability of datasets, notably time series data, and increasing capability for modeling and analysis of land systems. Together, these developments give opportunities to offer new insights into land systems, the nature of change, and the consequences of policy and other interventions.
For this Special Issue, we are seeking papers that examine the full scope of land systems science, notably the structure, function, behaviour, and dynamics of land systems, including examples of the use of mixed methodologies to address interdependence between coupled human and environmental dimensions of land systems.
Prof. Richard Aspinall
Manuscript Submission Information
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