Special Issue "Land Use Change and Anthropogenic Disturbances: Relationships, Interactions, and Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.
Interests: land use and sustainable development; land economy and real estate valuation; land ecology and low-carbon utilization; urban management and land use allocation
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Interests: socio-environmental systems; population change and land use; population-infrastructure dynamics; computational and spatial analysis
Interests: land use change; sustainable land uses; anthropogenic disturbances in land use; landscape ecology
Interests: rural/urban land use; interaction between land use and urbanization; influencing mechanism of land use change; spatial, non-spatial statistical methods; machine learning techniques
Land use change has been widely studied in numerous fields, ranging from physical geography to regional economics, land use management, sociology, planning, and others. An umbrella theme is the relationship between land use change and anthropogenic disturbance. Land use changes are related to biodiversity, ecosystem services and human livelihoods and wellbeing. It is essential to discuss the whole process of land use change from the perspective of anthropogenic disturbance.
This Special Issue aims to provide a collection of papers that critically evaluate the links between land use and anthropogenic disturbance. Examples include but are not limited to the mechanism of land use changes, land use impacts on community health and wellbeing, and anthropogenic disturbance on land use. We welcome manuscripts from both the natural and social science disciplines using any methods (quantitative, qualitative, GIS, remote sensing, experimental).
Papers may address such topics as but not limited to:
- Land cover/use change simulation;
- Relationships between land use and ecosystem services;
- Land use and carbon emissions;
- Sustainable land management approach;
- The role that anthropogenic disturbance plays in land use change;
- Land use and land cover change mapping;
- Land resource management.
Prof. Dr. Jianjun Zhang
Prof. Dr. Guangqing Chi
Dr. Yongheng Rao
Dr. Feng Xu
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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.
- land use change
- human behavior
- rural/urban land use
- land use policy
- human–nature conflicts
- sustainable development
- environmental impacts
- spatial planning