Special Issue "Land Use/Cover Drivers and Impacts: New Trends and Experiences from Asia"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019)
Prof. Dr. Hsing-Sheng Tai
College of Environmental Studies, National Dong Hwa University,No.1, Section 2, Da Shueh Rd., Shoufeng, Hualien 97401, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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Interests: sustainability; environmental governance; social–ecological system resilience; common-pool resources governance; natural resources economics
After decades of rapid socio-economic development, many Asian countries are in an era characterized by major socio-economic and political change. Modern trends are steadily causing significant land use/cover changes. Land over-use and under-use, among others, are novel phenomena that deserve more attention and deliberate scrutiny. Studies of these new trends may assist academic and public policy communities with forecasting future land use/cover change in Asian countries, as well as with addressing related issues.
This Special Issue of Sustainability will be comprised of papers that reveal novel empirical land use/cover related experiences from Asia. You are being invited to participate by submitting your relevant work consideration. Interdisciplinary approaches are highly welcome. Research topics that will be included include land use/cover drivers; mapping, remote sensing, and other new methods; trade-offs for land use and conflict, and their impacts on land change; ecosystem services and biodiversity; social and economic evaluation; governance issues of land and relevant environmental resources; social-ecological system resilience; and sustainability.
Prof. Dr. Hsing-Sheng Tai
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Land use/cover
- Mapping and remote sensing
- Ecosystem services and biodiversity
- Social and economic evaluation
- Social-ecological system resilience
- Interdisciplinary research