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E.g., 18 October 2019

Call for Manuscripts. Special Issue on Land Change Modelling

Submission deadline: 12 December 2019

This Special Issue welcomes articles that present new approaches to spatially explicit modelling of land change, highlight novel contributions to land change modelling using historical approaches, compare and contrast different modelling approaches, and make other unique contributions to land change and land systems modelling, such as frameworks, methodologies, and model coupling approaches. 

Those intending to submit should consider including data, model code (via common repositories such as GitHub), and appendices to facilitate replication, reuse, and expansion upon their submitted work by others.

For more information, see https://www.mdpi.com/journal/land/special_issues/land_change_modelling

 

Call for papers on Vulnerability & Risk Mapping - Sustainability special issue

Submission deadline: 30 November 2019

Measuring, analyzing, and mapping the societal risks and vulnerabilities of climate change has become part of the standard toolkit of climate risk and vulnerability assessments. This Special Issue focuses on the spatial assessment of climate risks and related vulnerabilities and the use of spatial data and analysis in field-based assessments. Papers may cover a range of spatial scales–from local to global–and represent any world region, and may be produced by authors from any discipline. The deadline for submission is 30 November 2019.

Papers must:

•    Define the problem space–that is, the system of analysis (what is vulnerable or at risk?), the valued attributes of concern (why are they important?), the external hazard (to what is the system vulnerable and exposed?), and a temporal reference (when?)–and the purpose of the assessment;
•    Describe the analytical framework applied;
•    Provide adequate detail regarding the data and methods used;
•    Address the uncertainty in underlying data and methods;
•    Present one or more maps portraying results;
•    Address the policy relevance of the mapping/spatial analysis.
Case studies and mapping projects are especially encouraged that:

•    were developed in conjunction with stakeholders (i.e., transdisciplinary science) and/or where mapping results were applied in planning and decision-making contexts;
•    utilize statistical techniques/novel methods to identify the drivers of risk and vulnerability;
•    use future scenarios for climate and/or socioeconomic systems;
•    integrate various streams of data (ranging from survey data and official statistics to Earth observation data);
•    seek to validate mapping results.

In addition to case study or location-specific applications, we invite papers that explore spatial methods as well as papers critically reflecting on climate risk and vulnerability mapping.

For further information or to submit a manuscript, please visit: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/Climate_Risk_Mapping

 

Call for Papers on Climate Risk and Vulnerability Mapping

Submission deadline: 30 November 2019

Measuring, analyzing, and mapping the societal risks and vulnerabilities of climate change has become part of the standard toolkit of climate risk and vulnerability assessments. This Special Issue focuses on the spatial assessment of climate risks and related vulnerabilities and the use of spatial data and analysis in field-based assessments. Papers may cover a range of spatial scales–from local to global–and represent any world region, and may be produced by authors from any discipline. 

Papers must:

Define the problem space–that is, the system of analysis (what is vulnerable or at risk?), the valued attributes of concern (why are they important?), the external hazard (to what is the system vulnerable and exposed?), and a temporal reference (when?)–and the purpose of the assessment;

Describe the analytical framework applied;

Provide adequate detail regarding the data and methods used;

Address the uncertainty in underlying data and methods;

Present one or more maps portraying results;

Address the policy relevance of the mapping/spatial analysis.

Case studies and mapping projects are especially encouraged that:

were developed in conjunction with stakeholders (i.e., transdisciplinary science) and/or where mapping results were applied in planning and decision-making contexts;

utilize statistical techniques/novel methods to identify the drivers of risk and vulnerability;

use future scenarios for climate and/or socioeconomic systems;

integrate various streams of data (ranging from survey data and official statistics to Earth observation data);

seek to validate mapping results.

In addition to case study or location-specific applications, the editors invite papers that explore spatial methods as well as papers critically reflecting on climate risk and vulnerability mapping. 

For further information or to submit a manuscript, please visit: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/Climate_Risk_Mapping

 

Call for Papers: Cadernos Metrópole nº 48: The Metropolis and the Environmental Question

Submission deadline: 30 October 2019

The Scientific Editors and Editorial Committee of the journal Cadernos Metrópole invite researchers from areas of knowledge that approach the urban and regional issue to send texts to the organization of volume 22, number 48, about the theme, “The metropolis and the environmental question”.

The field of planning, territorial organization and governance has witnessed the exponential growth in the number of research studies, articles, theses and dissertations that not only interact with the environmental issue, but, on the contrary, view the politicization of the relationship between nature and the capitalist production of space as the central locus of their analyses and reflections. Therefore, their point of departure is the premise that society and nature are inseparable and that humankind and nature transform each other, in a constant process of production and reproduction of space.

Large cities, metropolises and macro-regions have tensioned the conflicting relationship between natural resources, capital and the increasing demand for the consumption of their resources, like energy, food and water. The effects can already be felt in different parts of the planet, with the intensification of water shortageperiods, which tend to become more and more frequent in a scenario of climate changes. This movement does not produce crises, conflicts and uncertainties only in large cities or urban spaces, but in the entire complex system of production and reproduction of these natural resources, in rural spaces, and in medium and small cities.            

In a dialectical sense, if the process of capitalist production of space has been changing based on a new relationship with the natural resources, practices and reflections in the sphere of planning and governance also require new paradigms, new meanings, new actions and research agendas. The present issue of Cadernos Metrópole aims to contribute to the construction of the field of praxis and theory in environmental planning and governance from the perspective that does not dissociate the transformation of nature from the production of space in capitalism, that is, from the perspective that does not separate the environmental question from the social question.

For more information, see http://revistas.pucsp.br/metropole/announcement/view/323

 

Call for abstracts: Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability special issue on “Slow Onset Events related to Climate Change”

Submission deadline: 15 October 2019

Authors are invited to respond to a call for abstracts for a special journal edition on emerging understanding about slow onset events, climate change impacts, and loss and damage.

The editors of Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (COSUST) and the UNFCCC Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism are soliciting contributions for a special journal issue on environmental sustainability in relation to slow onset events. The overall aim of the special issue is to bring together literature review and synthesis articles that: (a) evaluate the nature of slow onset events and highlight emerging topics in the scientific literature on slow onset events; and (b) identify the gaps and challenges in understanding slow onset events and their local, national, and regional impacts, and possible approaches to manage these

Accepted papers will enhance the knowledge base and highlight potential approaches to assess and address slow onset events at the local, national and regional levels. Through concise review articles of recent literature, authors should provide scientific information that can support the development and accessibility of tools, which inform national planning and policymaking processes in assessing and addressing the impacts and risks associated with slow onset events and response options.

More information: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/current-opinion-in-environmental-sustainability/call-for-abstracts/call-for-abstracts-slow-onset-events 

 

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