Special Issue "Environmental Geography, Spatial Analysis and Sustainability"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: theoretical and quantitative geography; spatial analysis; human–environment relationships
In a world that is both increasingly populated and resource-constrained, while dramatically warming, human–environment interaction-related issues have become essential. How should or can societies use resources in a sustainable way, i.e., by achieving simultaneously social, environmental, and economic targets? How do societies adapt to climate change? How do they try to manage their territories in this transitional context? Environmental geography has been examining these problems for decades. All the while, spatial analysis, which aims to understand and explain spatial patterns of phenomena and processes through rigorous mathematical description, has been continuously strengthened since the 1950s–1960s, grounded on the theoretical and quantitative revolution in geography. With more and more available data, whether social or environmental, as well as increasingly powerful analytical tools, the approaches and techniques of spatial analysis appear nowadays as suitable answers for handling human–environment-related issues.
This Special Issue calls for papers that have used spatial analysis models or techniques (e.g., geosimulation, spatial statistics, geocomputation, geoviz, remote sensing, and GIS) to address sustainability-related human–environment issues. We welcome papers dealing with a wide range of topics (e.g., resources (energy, water, forest, etc.) management, environmental conflicts, landscape ecology, health-related issues, natural hazards assessment, cryosphere issues, natural heritage conservation), and milieus (e.g., urban areas, mountain environment, coastlines, rural areas)). Papers using empirical locational/contextual analyses for presenting recommendations to stakeholders and policymakers are particularly encouraged.
Assoc. Prof. Thierry Feuillet
Manuscript Submission Information
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- spatial statistics
- locational analyses
- GIS, human–environment interactions
- natural hazards
- natural heritage