Call for Papers of Special Issue on “Mountain landscapes: protected areas, ecosystem services and future challenges” in Ecosystem Services

This Special Issue aims at addressing important knowledge gaps focusing on basic understanding of ecological functions and its drivers of change in mountain landscapes as well as on societal trends in and outside mountain regions to be able to scope with future challenges. A particular focus is set on protected areas that are interested in the management and the preservation of the biodiversity and the landscapes, through scientific research, environmental education, and the promotion and the development of sustainable tourism.

The Editos welcome contributions that address one or more of the following key questions:

  • Which current and future landscape dynamics, ecological impacts driven by global change, as well as societal trends and tendencies can be expected?
  • How will future environmental and socio-economic evolutions affect the mountain landscape and associated ecosystem services?
  • How can we scope with upcoming environmental and socio-economic challenges in mountain regions and, in particular, in protected areas?
  • Which novel indicators, methods and tools are necessary to better evaluate the services and benefits from mountain ecosystems, to understand the functioning of social-ecological systems and to assess the influence of drivers of change across spatial and temporal scales?
  • How can we stimulate the discussion for a sustainable use of the natural resources and implement sustainable solutions?

More details at the Special Issue website.

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