Special Issue "Agricultural Landscape Stability and Sustainable Land Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
We are pleased to announce a Special Issue of Sustainability titled “Agricultural Landscape Stability and Sustainable Land Management”. The agricultural landscape is a typical landscape characterized by the interaction between human beings and nature; it possesses multifunctional value, with services such as food production, environmental regulation, and culture. Due to the rapid global industrialization and urbanization process, the vast agricultural landscape has undergone substantial changes, although the multifunctional value of the agricultural landscape cannot be replaced by other landscapes (e.g., urban, forest, and wetland). Besides, the external spatial pattern and the internal function of the agricultural landscape affect the sustainable development of a region. While many studies have examined the evolution of the spatial pattern of agricultural landscapes, the effects of changes in agricultural landscape functions and environmental effects on sustainable development under the influence of human activities have not been fully understood. Therefore, this Special Issue focuses on the theme of agricultural landscape stability and sustainable land management, covering topics related to environmental, social, and economic dimensions, and requires a multidisciplinary approach to study agricultural landscape changes with a scientific question closely related to landscape sustainability and sustainable agricultural land management strategy. Papers submitted for this Special Issue will be subjected to a rigorous peer-review process with the goal of the rapid and wide dissemination of results, developments, and applications.
The Special Issue covers topics including but not limited to the following:
- Multidimensional value of the agricultural landscape;
- Agricultural landscape stability;
- Quantitative methods for the sustainability of the agricultural landscape;
- Comprehensive rural development;
- Urban expansion and agricultural landscape evolution;
- Ecosystem services in the agricultural landscape;
- Sustainable cultivated land management strategy;
- Cultivated land protection and food security in developing countries;
- Ecological compensation for cultivated land occupation;
- Rural spatial planning and regional governance;
- Rural renewal and ecological restoration.
Prof. Dr. Yu Cao
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Multifunctional agriculture
- Ecosystem services
- Rural–urban interactions
- Agricultural sustainability
- Cultivated landscape dynamic
- Landscape dynamic modeling
- Ecological compensation
- Agricultural cultural heritage
- Rural spatial planning
- Regional governance
- Rural ecological restoration
- Landscape stability