Special Issue "Sustainable Landscape Management and Planning"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Interests: applying of landscape ecological principles to forest biodiversity conservation; floodplain forest ecology and sustainable management
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Landscape Ecology (LE) as a subdiscipline of ecology is the study of how both landscape structure and dynamics affect the abundance and distribution of organisms. Thus LE is aimed to the effects of patterns and processes in landscape scale. Currently, changing land use is one of the world´s major forces altering ecosystem services in landscapes over the world. Human activities are transforming land at a faster rate and greater extent than at any time in history. This is a perspective challenge for research in the field of emerging sustainability science. Human conversion of natural habitats and land use change is not only a local/regional phenomenon, but it can be considered as one of important global change drivers. Some of global change impacts on biodiversity can be studied only in landscape scale, such as climate change induced shift of vegetation zones. A landscape perspective fosters a multi-scale approach to landscape management and landscape/conservation planning. Also a landscape scale is very useful for innovative applying of the common management paradigm to multiple uses in agriculture, forestry and water resource management. Need of sustainable landscape management and planning is now obvious. Landscape conservation seems to be a new paradigm for the conservation biodiversity. This Special Issue (SI) of Sustainability journal is focused on building of bridge between scientific theory and practice of landscape management and planning based on applying of sustainability as a key conceptual framework. Papers dealing with various theoretical studies, and case studies of best practice of sustainable landscape management and planning across diverse landscapes of the world, are invited. Papers based on holistic and transdisciplinary approach would be valuable for the SI. Also papers focusing on landscape conservation and policy implications under sustainability in practice can be interesting for this special issue.
Prof. Dr. Ivo Machar
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- Biodiversity conservation planning
- Bioindicators of Beta and Gama diversity
- Ecosystem management
- Decision support tools for sustainable landscape management and planning
- Landscape Planning based on Sustainable Development Principles
- Land use changes induced by human activities
- Maintaining of biodiversity via landscape management
- Mapping and measuring of ecosystem services in landscape perspective
- Mitigation of land use change in landscape scale
- Multi-disciplinary approach to landscape
- Stakeholders and decision-makers role in land use
- Sustainable Agriculture Practice
- Sustainable Landscape Management
- Sustainable Forest Management