Special Issue Ecosystem Services Journal (ESS): Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for a new Special Issue - Putting Ecosystem Services (ES) into practice. Assessment tools and indicators for land management - is now announced. The issue planned to be published in the Ecosystem Services Journal will aim to present novel approaches to implement ecosystem service frameworks putting them into practice towards sustainable land management.

This could be by coupling ecosystem services with land use change models, stakeholder approaches to introduce newly developed tools and to address user needs and requests regarding thefuture course of assessment tools and development of indicators. Specific application of the ES framework within different decision support systems, from planning, impact assessment, project implementation and policy making are also welcomed. The application of these tools/indicators will be ideally discussed in specific case studies. Discussion could be focused on the currently addressed issues as well as technical and methodological challenges, helping in putting the ES framework into practical applications for land management.

Important dates

  • Final Submission deadline: 01 of March 2016

  • Final publication decisions (after peer review): 01 of October 2016

  • Expected publication date of the Special Issue: 01 of February 2017


For further questions please feel free to contact: Luis Inostroza, Inostroza@technotope.org or Hannes

König, hkoenig@zalf.de

For more information, please see the official call PDF.