Special Issue "Social-Ecological and Ecosystem Responses to Climate Change"
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 1768
Interests: biodiversity conservation; land use planning; natural resource management; governance; sustainable agriculture; extractive industries
Interests: agricultural economics; natural resource management; rural economic development; sustainable agriculture;agricultural value chains
Climate change and climate variability present unique challenges to ecosystem integrity as well as to the ecosystem services that provide a base for human livelihoods, health, and wellbeing. The impacts of climate change are already being observed in natural and social systems, with both the rate and extent of change anticipated to grow sharply in coming decades. However, the current and near-term effects of climate change on social-ecological systems are poorly understood, and this gap is particularly pronounced in underdeveloped countries where data is often unavailable. Filling that knowledge gap is critical to developing effective adaptation and mitigation strategies on both technical and policy scales.
This Special Issue of Land invites novel empirical, review, and policy studies that examine how social systems and ecosystems are already responding to climate change and how these systems will respond to new or intensified changes. This Special Issue is particularly interested in illuminating evidence-based policy and technical measures that can limit or mitigate the deleterious effects of climate change on ecosystem structure and function, ecosystem services, as well as human health, livelihoods, wellbeing, and social cohesion.
Because climate change affects nearly every aspect of social and environmental systems (directly or indirectly), this Special Issue encourages interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary submissions. Contributions are encouraged to provide empirical evidence to characterize the existing or probable impact of climate change on natural, social, or social-ecological systems. Contributions should likewise examine the adaptation and mitigation strategies (technical or policy level) that have been effective at limiting negative impacts or that could be expected to do so.
Dr. Joshua D. Fisher
Dr. Summer Allen
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- climate change
- ecosystem services
- social-ecological systems
- climate change adaptation
- climate change mitigation
- climate change policy
- agricultural value chains
- sustainable livelihoods