Call for Papers: Estuaries & Coasts Special Issue on the Human Dimensions of our Coasts - See Important Due Dates
Estuaries and Coasts – Journal of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Call for Papers for Special Issue on the Human Dimensions of our Coasts
The aim of this Special Issue is to explore the human dimensions side of our coastal environments by looking at the nexus of human activity, environment, and resource management. Various human activities are linked to the condition of estuarine and coastal environments, which in turn affects human well-being through the provision of ecosystem goods and services.
Humans are not separate from the ecosystem but are an integral, and ever more influential part of it. Sustaining the benefits derived from coastal ecosystems requires balancing human dimensions with continued production of these services. These links are clearly demonstrated in our estuarine and coastal environments where human induced reductions in freshwater inflow, increased nutrient enrichment, and residential and commercial development, to name just a few, pressure our natural assets and, ultimately, our well-being.
For this special issue we are seeking papers that address broadly the critical human dimensions and policy issues of our coasts and would appeal to an international audience. Papers that have a multidisciplinary approach are especially welcome.
David Yoskowitz, Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Marc Russell, Office of Research and Development, US EPA
Managing Associate Editor
Holly Greening, Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Iris Anderson, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Wayne Gardner, University of Texas Marine Science Institute
• April 30th, 2012: Submit proposed manuscript title, authors and affiliations, and short abstract (100 words)
• July 30th, 2012: Manuscripts due
• October 15th, 2012: Notification to authors
• November 15th, 2012: Final versions due
How to submit
1st Title, authors, and short abstract (by April 30th, 2012) to email@example.com
2nd Manuscript submitted (by July 30th, 2012) to Estuaries and Coasts under the Special Issue: Human Dimensions of our Coasts. http://www.springer.com/environment/journal/12237