Selected Papers from the 3rd Global Land Programme (GLP) Asia Conference: Hazards, Disasters, and Land Science—Towards Asian and Global SDGs for Land Systems

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 938

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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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Group of Environmental Geography, Section of Integrated Environmental Science, Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University W-5, N-10, Sapporo 060-0810, Japan
Interests: mountain geoecology; landscape changes in high mountain areas; geodiversity; sustainable use and management in mountain protected areas/national parks; trail erosion in mountain areas
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Many countries and regions are exposed to different kinds of hazards and therefore to hazard risks. The occurrence of many hazard events is unfortunately difficult to predict with our current knowledge.

This Special Issue will highlight issues relating to a wide range of land change research, with special attention to hazards and disasters from geological, hydrological, atmospheric, and biological events/incidents to agricultural, ecological, industrial, and technological malfunctions. Not only climate change but also demographic change and economic change will influence future management strategies and policies regarding hazards/disasters. It is important to discuss hazards and disasters in land science from various aspects, which are strongly related to many of the SDGs. This Special Issue will cover natural and anthropogenic hazards, sustainability, vulnerability, risk management, adaptation and mitigation, awareness, education, and monitoring and modeling of various land systems.

This Special Issue will be composed of selected papers from the 3rd Global Land Programme (GLP) 2020 Asia Conference, which will be held in Sapporo, Japan, on 15–18 September 2020. The conference focuses on hazards, disasters, and land science relating to SDGs in Asian and global contexts.

Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subjected to a rigorous peer-review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications in the area of environmental studies.

Prof. Dr. Yu-Pin Lin
Prof. Dr. Teiji Watanabe
Guest Editors

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  • disaster risk assessment, management, adaptation, and reduction for climate-sensitive sectors such as forestry and agriculture
  • assessment of environmental hazards to both humans and ecological systems
  • statistical models, methods, databases, GIS, remote sensing, early warning systems, and monitoring technologies related to hazards and disasters
  • management of landslide, liquefaction, tsunamis, storms, floods, and other types of hazards
  • climatological hazards, hydrological hazards, earthquake hazards, volcanic hazards, glacial and snow hazards
  • discussion and development of effective warning and educational systems for risk management
  • dissemination, education, outreach, and teaching related to hazards and disasters

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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