Special Issue "Monitoring Arctic Sustainability: Methods, Indicators, Monitoring Systems and Experiences"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020) | Viewed by 25203
Interests: sustainability; Arctic social-ecological systems; resilience and change in Arctic communities; community wellbeing
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The Arctic is among the world’s regions most affected by ongoing and increasing cultural, socioeconomic, environmental, and climatic changes. In this context, the sustainability of Arctic social–ecological systems has become a point of increased interest and attention among scholars. This Special Issue focuses on conceptual and practical approaches, methodologies, and experiences in defining, measuring, and monitoring sustainability in the Arctic regions and communities. The papers will deal with qualitative and quantitative measurement systems, indicators, observing networks, and other monitoring options devoted to tracing sustainability as both a process and outcome. Monitoring could focus on natural, economic, social, or cultural aspects of social–ecological systems with the aim to assessing the vulnerability, resilience, adaptive capacity, and overall sustainability of these systems. The development of such monitoring frameworks is especially relevant as Arctic communities embark on implementing sustainability-driven projects, including the application of the UN SDGs, the development of climate change adaptation and community resilience strategies, ecosystem stewardship principles, etc. By directing attention to sustainability monitoring, the issue will expand the knowledge base on sustainability and sustainable development in the Arctic, as well as indicators and best practices of sustainable development.
- Petrov, A.N.; BurnSilver, S.; Chapin III, F.S.; Fondahl, G.; Graybill, J.K.; Keil, K.; Nilsson, A.E.; Riedlsperger, R.; Schweitzer, P. Arctic Sustainability Research: Past, Present and Future; Taylor & Francis Group Ltd: Oxford, OX14 4RN, UK, 2017.
- Chapin III, F.S.; Carpenter, S.R.; Kofinas, G.P.; Folke, C.; Abel, N.; Clark, W.C.; Olsson, P.; Smith, D.M.S.; Walker, B.; Young, O.R.; Berkes, F. Ecosystem stewardship: sustainability strategies for a rapidly changing planet. Trends Ecol. Evol. 2010, 25, 241–249.
- Vlasova, T.; Petrov, A.; Volkov, S. Arctic Sustainability Monitoring within the International collaboration on Arctic Observing and Research for Sustainability. Arctic Herald 2017, 20, 124–131.
Prof. Dr. Andrey N Petrov
Dr. Tatiana Vlasova
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