Feature Review Papers in Environments

A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 7929

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Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
Interests: ecological hydrology monitoring and modeling in drainage basins; global change land use modeling; landscape ecology; system dynamic modeling of wetlands; spatial analysis and modeling; blockchain; spatial dynamic modeling
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Dear Colleagues,

As Editor-in-Chief of Environments, I am pleased to announce this Special Issue, entitled “Feature Review Papers in Environments”. This Special Issue aims to collect high-quality review papers in the environmental sciences research fields. We encourage researchers from various fields within the journal’s scope to contribute review papers that highlight the latest developments in their research field, or to invite relevant experts and colleagues to do so.  The topic of this Special Issue includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • Environmental conservation;
  • Environmental technologies and methodologies;
  • Environmental protection and pollution prevention;
  • Environmental modeling and technology;
  • Environmental management and policy;
  • Environmental impact and risk assessment;
  • Environmental change and conservation;
  • Environmental analysis and monitoring;
  • Ecosystem services, biodiversity and natural capital;
  • Environmental economics;
  • Development and application of environmental data, information, tools and decision support systems.

Review papers should provide syntheses of ideas and have the potential to challenge the existing paradigms and create new frameworks that will advance our understanding of all aspects of environmental sciences.

Review manuscripts should comprise the front matter, literature review sections, and the back matter. You may use the template file to prepare the front and back matter of your review manuscript; it is not necessary to follow the remaining structure. Structured reviews and meta-analyses should use the same structure as research articles, and ensure that they conform to the PRISMA guidelines.

Prof. Dr. Yu-Pin Lin
Guest Editor

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Fog Water: A General Review of Its Physical and Chemical Aspects
Environments 2023, 10(12), 224; https://doi.org/10.3390/environments10120224 - 18 Dec 2023
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Studies concerning fog water have been rapidly increasing due to its negative impacts on different environmental processes. However, fog water harvesting has become beneficial in various countries to overcome water scarcity. Accurate fog forecasting remains a challenging issue due to its spatio-temporal variability [...] Read more.
Studies concerning fog water have been rapidly increasing due to its negative impacts on different environmental processes. However, fog water harvesting has become beneficial in various countries to overcome water scarcity. Accurate fog forecasting remains a challenging issue due to its spatio-temporal variability and uncertainties despite the development and efforts made to understand its chemistry and microphysics. The literature proved that the decrease in fog frequency over time in most countries is mainly attributed to the improvement in air quality or the change in regional climatic conditions. The current fog review summarizes its different types and collectors, life cycle, and impacts, the effects of aerosols, and the latest results concerning its forecast challenges and frequency. It also highlights the major chemical processes along with the main field studies performed on fog water. The aim of this work is not to provide a criticism about fog but to present a general comprehensive review of its physical and chemical aspects covering up to 330 research and review papers aimed to serve as a basis for new challenges and findings about fog water. Full article
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Sustainability of Geosynthetics-Based Solutions
Environments 2023, 10(4), 64; https://doi.org/10.3390/environments10040064 - 10 Apr 2023
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Sustainability emphasises the importance of increasing the resource efficiency of infrastructure. The usage of geosynthetic materials in civil and environmental engineering can significantly influence sustainability at the planning and design stages of infrastructure construction projects. They are used in many different applications in [...] Read more.
Sustainability emphasises the importance of increasing the resource efficiency of infrastructure. The usage of geosynthetic materials in civil and environmental engineering can significantly influence sustainability at the planning and design stages of infrastructure construction projects. They are used in many different applications in construction and environmental engineering, as they provide a better and longer performance and less costly solutions than traditional materials (such as sand, gravel, concrete and cement). Additional benefits can be achieved by combining geosynthetics with various recycled materials as substitutes for high-quality natural materials. In this paper, the importance of sustainability in geosynthetics-based solutions is discussed. The possibilities of using geosynthetics in sustainable development have been analysed and the benefits resulting from their application, such as the reduction in carbon footprint and release of greenhouse gases and saving water and other natural resources, have been assessed. Innovative solutions that support mitigation measures, adaptation to climate change and achievement of sustainable development goals have been presented. Full article
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Conceptualisation of an Ecodesign Framework for Sustainable Food Product Development across the Supply Chain
Environments 2023, 10(4), 59; https://doi.org/10.3390/environments10040059 - 30 Mar 2023
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As the world population grows, the pressure to intensify an unsustainable food production system increases. At the same time, one-third of all the food produced is lost or wasted along the value chains. Therefore, it is crucial to develop methods to increase food [...] Read more.
As the world population grows, the pressure to intensify an unsustainable food production system increases. At the same time, one-third of all the food produced is lost or wasted along the value chains. Therefore, it is crucial to develop methods to increase food production while decreasing resource usage and minimising the environmental impact. Ecodesign concepts have already been implemented in various sectors, reducing the environmental impact of products. However, published work has yet to analyse the potential of ecodesign for food production across the value chain. This review assesses the existing literature on ecodesign principles and proposes a conceptual framework of strategies to be applied to current food chains, addressing the challenges posed by current agrifood systems. We suggest that the relevant ecodesign principles fall into three main categories depending on the supply chain stage: “design for sustainable sourcing (DfSS)”, “design for optimised resource use (DfORU)”, and “design for end-of-life optimisation (DfEO).” Applying this framework across the supply chain could significantly reduce the environmental impact of food production and indirectly contribute to dietary change. Full article
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