Special Issue "Climate Change and Anthropogenic Impact on Coastal Environments"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: geoarchaeology; coastal geomorphology; climate change; human impact; Anthropocene
Interests: quaternary stratigraphy; palaeoecology; sequence stratigraphy; facies analysis; geoarchaeology
Coastal environments, including lagoons, bays, estuaries, and wetlands, represent valuable resources in terms of both socioeconomic interest and cultural-natural heritage. However, these areas placed at the border between land and sea are inevitably at the forefront against the threat of global climate change and their complex dynamics and resilience strategies have only been partially understood so far.
Nevertheless, the high sensitivity of coastal environments to even subtle changes in climate conditions and anthropogenic activities, operating at various timescales (from millennial to sub-centennial), makes them exceptional archives where critical information about both present and past processes are stored.
Recent advances in field observation, laboratory techniques, and numerical modeling, as well as the continuous improvement in remote sensing technology, have enabled the reconstruction of past coastal landscapes and helped to decipher the main external forcing factors with an increasing degree of confidence. These lessons from the past are strategic for a robust estimation of future scenarios.
This Special Issue is open to research papers on various aspects of climate and human impact on coastal environments, derived from different lines of evidence including geomorphological, stratigraphic, geochemical, ecological, and microbiological data.
We welcome original research papers as well as reviews. The submission of interdisciplinary studies is especially encouraged.
Dr. Monica Bini
Dr. Veronica Rossi
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- Holocene paleoenvironmental reconstructions;
- Anthropic pressure (contaminants, plastic, water regulation, etc.);
- Coastal erosion;
- Lagoons/wetlands evolution and preservation;
- Drivers of landscape change and possible future trends;
- Effects of climate change in the past and possible future trends