Special Issue "Ecological Footprint Assessment for Resources Management"
A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018).
Interests: sustainable lifestyles; ecological footprint; ecosystem services; wellbeing economy
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Natural resources are becoming progressively scarcer, mainly under the pressure of intensive exploitation. Depleting resources have local and global environmental repercussions and socio-economic consequences. Maintaining healthy and abundant natural resources is vital for the prosperity of present and future generations. Understanding human demand on nature and nature’s ability to provide ecological goods and services is fundamental for appropriate policies for the conservation of the environment and natural resources.
The Ecological Footprint is one of the most relevant and interesting method for natural capital and ecosystem accounting, and is widely cited in the sustainability debate. It captures environmental snapshots of ecosystem resource balances and sheds light on the drivers of ecological overshoot.
Contributions that encompass new and original research on this method are strongly encouraged.
Submissions may address any of the following subjects:
- new insights into the rationale and theoretical aspects of Ecological Footprint methodology to improve its robustness, especially with regard to its capacity to assess human demand for resources;
- integration of the Ecological Footprint with other affordable methods to keep track of both environmental and socio-economic aspects and to assess synergies and trade-offs between them;
- specific significant case studies at different scales.
Any further suggestions are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Nadia Marchettini
Dr. Valentina Niccolucci
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. Resources is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Carbon footprint
- Consumption habits
- Ecological footprint
- Ecosystem services
- Food consumption
- Global environmental change
- Land grabbing
- Life cycle assessment
- MRIO (multi regional input output)
- Natural capital
- Policy making
- Resources accounting
- Stock vs flow
- Sustainability indicators
- Sustainable development goals (SDGS)