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Special Issue "Through the Lens of Telecoupling: New Perspectives for Global Sustainability"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019.
Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, Michigan State University
Interests: telecoupling; sustainability; conservation; coupled human-natural systems; China’s environment; household-environment interactions; systems integration and modeling
The integrated framework of telecoupling (socioeconomic and environmental interactions over distances) has proven to be an effective tool to study various distant interactions across the world (e.g., trade, migration, species invasion, investment, payment for ecosystem services, water transfer, technology transfer). The framework was first put forth in an award-winning paper in Ecology and Society entitled “Framing Sustainability in a Telecoupled World” (Liu et al. 2013). Though the concept of telecoupling is relatively new, it has made a substantial impact in sustainability science and many other fields. This Special Issue calls for papers that employ the telecoupling concept and framework, with a focus on a broad range of topics such as sustainability issues, socio-ecological impacts caused by telecoupling, telecoupled agents and flows across systems and scales, as well as current progresses, opportunities and challenges to telecoupling research. It may include papers that revisit the fundamental points of the foundational paper, report innovative studies using the framework, and address the challenges and questions that have emerged to lay the groundwork for future research. A variety of paper formats (e.g., original research, reviews, short communications) are welcomed. The Special Issue will include several papers presented in sessions at the 2018 GLP-Asia conference and the outcomes from a workshop and a symposium on telecoupling held at the annual meeting of 2018 US-IALE (US Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology). The Special Issue is also open to additional papers.
Prof. Dr. Jianguo Liu
Dr. Yue Dou
Ms. Anna Herzberger
Ms. Ciara Hovis
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Coupled human-natural systems
- Food security
- Land use/cover change