Call for Papers
Submission Acceptance Begins: 01 May 2017
Submission Deadline: 01 September 2017
Special Section Proposer: Quentin Grafton (The Australian National University)
This special collection will apply risk and decision analysis to address complex challenges across food, energy, environment, and water systems. The contributions will not only highlight methodological innovations, but also provide a series of applications at locations across the world to show how risk-based decision making can be implemented, even with limited resources, and what difference it can make in terms of outcomes.
The special collection seeks contributions from a wide range of scholars and practitioners from various disciplines (including but not limited to conservation science, ecology, mathematics, soil science, agronomy, economics, decision science, hydrology, geography, and political science), on a variety of applications (including but not limited to urban flood management, food security, ecosystem services, water security, climate change, deforestation, and biodiversity) and in multiple locations. The complex causes and consequences of these risks at critical system boundaries calls for approaches that transcend narrow disciplines. The special collection welcomes framing contributions, methodological innovations, and empirical applications in the context of risks in food, energy, environment, and water.
A theme issue on hazards in Earth’s Future
Submission acceptance begins: 01 November 2016
Many natural hazards result in devastating human disasters, highlighting our vulnerability to extreme events around the world. The prospects of predicted changes in the frequency, intensity, and spatial extent of climate extremes have alerted us to a future of our well-being in a warming world. Though the literature on natural hazards is rich and thriving, we need more in-depth research and inter-disciplinary collaboration to reduce the impacts of extreme events, build more resilient communities, and prevent natural hazards from escalating into disasters.
Earth’s Future invites contributions to the theme issue "Avoiding disasters: Strengthening societal resilience to natural hazards.” We welcome conceptual, numerical, statistical and empirical approaches related to all natural and human-induced hazards such as droughts, floods, volcanos, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, and wildfires and from all areas of Earth sciences.
Specific areas include fundamental processes underlying extreme events; variability of extremes across scales; linkages between natural hazards and disaster science, modeling and predicting natural hazards; human and societal impacts of extremes; non-stationarity in a warming climate; trends and patterns in historical and paleo extremes; projected extremes and their uncertainty; innovative vulnerability assessment approaches; methods for building resilient societies; human and societal responses to current and future extremes; Impacts of extremes on infrastructures; community engagement and policy development; impacts of societal collaborations in hazard preparation; costs and consequences of inaction and action on addressing natural hazards in the context of a changing climate (or changing environments); and approaches and methods for linking risk and resilience.
Submission acceptance begins: 27 October 2016
Submission Deadline: 31 March 2017
Special Section Proposers: Maria Manez Costa (Climate Service Center Germany), Louis Cellier (CSIR-South Africa), Maria Carmona (Climate Service Center Germany), Sergio Rosendo (Campus de Campolide)
Earth’s Future is now accepting submissions to a special section on Assessing Risk Governance Performance in the Face of Global Change. This special section focuses on geographies that are affected by different extreme events and for which the last IPCC reports show a high likelihood that those risks will increase in intensity and/or frequency. Examples of these geographies include but are not limited to South Africa, Kenya, the Maldives, Spain, Austria, Iceland, and Mexico. The main aim of the case studies presented in this special section is, by implementing a particular framework to assess the performance of alternative forms of governance, to show pathways that decrease risk vulnerability at the local level and to support the replicability of efficient risk governance structures. The special section shows the particularities of effective risk and adaptation governance processes delineated through political, historical, and societal differences.
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