Special Issue "Sustainable Management, Conservation and Restoration in Deltaic Ecosystems with Special Emphasis on the Mississippi Delta"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021).
Interests: fluvial geology; sediment transport; coastal ecosystems; river deltas; changing river discharge; “greening” dams
Interests: delta ecosystems; coastal restoration; treatment wetlands; tropical ecology; freshwater forested wetlands; evolution of human society; sustainability; ecosystem goods and services
Coastal ecosystems worldwide are under historically unprecedented threats due to combinations of factors that vary from coast to coast. These include climate change (sea-level rise, more intense storms, and changes in freshwater discharge); growing human populations in port cities near, at, or below sea level; and the increasingly unaffordable costs of protecting people and trade infrastructure in these ecologically significant systems. Deltas are especially vulnerable today because of the rapid emergence of global megacities, efforts to accommodate larger ships, and the potential for irreparable economic losses. The focus of this Special Issue will be the sustainability of both ecosystems and human populations in deltas. The Special Issue will center on the US Mississippi River Delta because of the massive engineering efforts currently underway toward restoring sustainability. In addition, we seek analyses that allow comparisons with other deltas worldwide, particularly those where ecosystem restoration initiatives are underway.
Dr. G. Paul Kemp
Prof. Dr. John W. Day
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Mississippi Delta
- climate change
- sustainable management
- coastal megacities
- coastal restoration
- fluvial sediment transport
- channel resuscitation
- dam mitigation/removal