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Extreme Weather and Climate Events and Their Impacts on Socio-Ecological Systems and Biodiversity

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainability, Biodiversity and Conservation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2022) | Viewed by 1153

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Centre for Biological and Health Sciences, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, UFMS, Campo Grande 79070-900, Brazil
Interests: the effects of land use changes on biodiversity and ecological services, particularly on tropical systems; multiple facets involving wildfires in wetlands

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Humboldt Institute, Bogotá 015-10321, Colombia
Interests: biodiversity conservation; land use cover change; science policy interface; evidence-based decisions

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Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science, College of Science (TESS), Australia James Cook University, Queensland 4881, Australia
Interests: tropical forests; the effect of hurricanes; plant physiology; the effect of biogeochemical cycles and climate change on biodiversity

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Instituto de Geociências (IGEO), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro 21941-916, Brazil
Interests: climate; remote sensing; wildfires; climate extremes such as drought and heatwaves
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Instituto Dom Luíz, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: climate; remote sensing; wildfires; climate extremes such as drought and heatwaves
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Extreme weather and climate events and their impacts can occur in complex ways. Various anthropogenic actions can also affect the severity of events both directly and indirectly. Such compound effects are expected to increase due to land use and climate change in the upcoming years. Hurricanes, floods, heatwaves, wildfires, wars, and human conflicts can act individually or in combination, thus putting this topic on agenda for sustainability worldwide. The goal of this Special Issue is to bring together recent research and current thinking on the different effects of extreme weather and climate events on biodiversity and the sustainability of territories. With this in mind, we invite authors to submit papers that address one or more of the following topics:

Impacts on extreme weather and climate events and their interactions on biodiversity, ecological services, and socio-ecological systems;

Socio-ecological responses to extreme weather and climate events and their interactions

Mitigation, adaptation, and societal solutions for the impacts of extreme weather and climate events and their interactions on biodiversity and ecological services;

Prof. Dr. Fabio de Oliveira Roque
Dr. José Manoel Uchoa Quintero
Dr. Françoise Yoko Ishida
Dr. Renata Libonati
Dr. Ana Russo
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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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2400 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.


  • compound effects
  • climate change
  • extreme events
  • ecological services
  • socio-ecological systems
  • hurricanes
  • floodings
  • heatwaves
  • big wildfires
  • wars
  • human conflicts

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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