Special Issue "Interactions between Water-Energy-Food and Land Use"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (16 December 2019).
Interests: water–energy–food; food security
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Special Issue in Water: Feature Papers of Water, Agriculture and Aquaculture
The concept of the water–energy–food (WEF) nexus challenges scientists to treat water, energy, and food as interrelated components of a single system. In its ultimate form, the WEF system is global, but the practical level of analysis is usually a smaller ecosystem, in which water, energy, and food interact in complex, often poorly understood ways. Land is crucial for the functioning of WEF systems, and land-use can be modified in both beneficial and detrimental ways, as these systems evolve. Modern technologies, especially those involving remote imagery and modeling, are revolutionizing our ability to establish baselines for land-cover and land-use, track changes over time, and assess the future systems consequences of the WEF decisions that are being made today. This Special Issue focuses on land and the WEF nexus. We invite papers on any aspect of this relationship, but especially those that take innovative, system-wide approaches to understand how land-use influences and is influenced by the nexus.
Prof. Dr. Steven G. Pueppke
Manuscript Submission Information
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- land use change
- land cover