Special Issue "Climate Change and Human Activities Impact on Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 1146
Interests: landscape ecology; coupled human-natural system; sustainable development
Interests: integrated physical geography; land change science; ecosystem service; environmental remote sensing; ecological assessment
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Interests: ecohydrology; sociohydrology; ecosystem services and socio-ecological systems
The open-access journal Diversity (EISSN 1424-2818, IF 3.031) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Special Issue entitled “Climate Change and Human Activities Impact on Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau”.
Climate change and human activities are the most defining concerns of today’s world, and have greatly reshaped, or are in the process of altering, Earth’s terrestrial ecosystems. As the highest natural geographical unit and the “third pole” on Earth, the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau is particularly vulnerable to climate change and human activities. In the context of ongoing climate and anthropogenic changes on the plateau, social-ecological feedbacks had profound impacts resulting in a series of environmental and ecological problems. Moreover, economic development and ecological conservation are still in conflict on the plateau due to climate change, human activities and their synergistic interactions. Therefore, exploring socio-ecological systems dynamics and their driving factors may provide scientific knowledge to better manage the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau’s natural ecosystem. This Special Issue aims to bring together multidisciplinary scientists and specialists to develop ecological and/or social approaches that can improve our understanding of the impacts of climate change and human activities on terrestrial ecosystems, and therefore contribute to the sustainable ecological management of the plateau.
Prof. Dr. Tao Lu
Prof. Dr. Jie Gong
Prof. Dr. Shuai Wang
Prof. Dr. Lynn Huntsinger
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Diversity 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 2600 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
- anthropogenic disturbance
- land use/land cover change
- ecological and environmental effects
- driving factors
- sustainable development goals
- nature–human interactions
- ecosystem services
- infrastructure development
- urbanization process
- livestock grazing
- risk assessment