Special Issue "Agricultural Land Use, Economics and Climate Change"
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 April 2022.
Interests: climate change; climate change mitigation; water economics; policy; mathematical programming
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Interests: climate change economics; resource economics; mathematical programming
Land use and climate change are complexly intertwined. Land provides food, fiber, timber, energy, ecosystem services, and biodiversity. Land productivity and processes are highly influenced by the climate, which is undergoing change due to factors including greenhouse gas fluxes. On the other hand, land is also involved with greenhouse gas fluxes, sequestering carbon, emitting gasses, and producing products that can replace commodities which are intensive in greenhouse gas emission. Thus, land is both influential in the drivers of climate change and is affected by the changing climate—a complex interrelationship. Land management can influence the interrelationship in two ways: it can reduce greenhouse gas net emissions, mitigating climate change; it also alters the practices or susceptibility of production systems to adapt to climate change, limiting the effects of climate change.
Research is needed in the domain of land use, land productivity, land-based greenhouse gas flux, climate change, and land management, because both future land use/productivity and the extent of climate change depend on land management and climate change interactions. While many aspects of the above issues are researchable topics and millions of pages have likely been written in this domain, we would like to narrow the topics into economics-related discussion, as the Guest Editors are economists.
This Special Issue will focus on economic issues arising in the interaction of agricultural land use and climate change, including the following topics:
- Vulnerability of agricultural land use systems and economic productivity to altered climate, including the effects of extreme events;
- Economic consequences of adaptation to climate risk through land management and land use change;
- Land-related actions that can economically reduce net greenhouse gas fluxes;
- Sustainable agricultural land management to improve land productivity, economics, and risk exposure in addressing the total climate change issue.
Prof. Dr. Bruce A. McCarl
Dr. Chengcheng Fei
Dr. Jianhong Mu
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Land is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- climate change
- land management
- land productivity
- economics and risk management