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Special Issue "Land, Environment, and Policy"
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018).
Department of Geography & Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of Connecticut, 215 Glenbrook Rd., Unit 4148, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
Interests: Land cover and land use; Land Environment and Sustainability; Land Resources; GIS; Remote Sensing; Spatial Data Analysis
Dr. Shougeng Hu
Department of Land Resource Management, China University of Geosciences (CUG), Wuhan 430074, China
Interests: land information science; land use evaluation; land use transition
Dr. Mingkai Qu
Key Laboratory of Soil Environment and Pollution Remediation, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China
Interests: geoinformatics (GIS); geostatistics; regional soil and environmental modeling
Humanity is reliant upon land resources for the provision of food, energy, water, and ecosystem services. Understanding land resources, land use, their relationships with environment, and related policies is vital for addressing a range of contemporary environmental issues and land management issues, such as biodiversity loss, food security, land/soil degradation, land transition, climate change, and land use optimization. Despite its importance, large knowledge gaps related to land-environment-policy relationships exist. This Special Issue will assemble researches that present innovative methods, novel data analysis, application case studies, and insights that can improve our understanding to land-environment-policy relationships as well as related policies for sustainable land use.
In this Special Issue, we invite papers focusing on, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- modeling interactions between lands and environmental systems;
- evaluating land use and environmental policies, as well as their influences on land use and environmental outcomes;
- mapping impacts of environmental pollution and human activities on land sustainability;
- modeling/mapping land use spatiotemporal change;
- developing land and environmental management systems.
Dr. Chuanrong (Cindy) Zhang
Dr. Mark Boyer
Dr. Weidong Li
Dr. Shougeng Hu
Dr. Mingkai Qu
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Land is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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