Special Issue "Human Performance in Extreme Environments"

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Dustin Russel Slivka
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Guest Editor
School of Health and Kinesiology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182, USA
Interests: electronics; automation; mechatronics; robot; bioengineringtranslational exercise biology including environmental physiology, sport performance, exercise training, and mitochondrial dysfunction

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Humans must perform in varied environmental conditions including high altitude, as well as high and low temperature. These environmental stresses challenge homeostasis and provide a stimulus to which the body responds in a positive or negative way. Several physiological, psychological, biological, molecular, and biomechanical systems are involved in the whole-body response to environmental stress.  The myriad systems affected add to the complexity of responses and outcomes. Some researchers have worked to optimize the response in a more efficient manner, while others have worked to harness the stress to optimize other aspects of human health, performance, and recovery.

This Special Issue of International Journal of Research and Public Health (IJERPH) will focus on how humans respond to both acute and chronic exposure to varied environmental conditions. Specifically, aspects of altitude or hypoxia, environmental heat and cold, hot/cold-water immersion, local heating or cooling of tissues, air quality, and other environmental stimuli that disrupt human function are invited. We expect that some submissions will be internally valid laboratory-based research, while others will be externally valid field-based research.

Dr. Dustin Slivka
Guest Editor

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  • altitude
  • hypoxia
  • heat
  • cold
  • environment
  • thermoregulation
  • acclimation
  • acclimatization

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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