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Socio-Ecological Practice Research

Socio-Ecological Practice Research

Editor-in-Chief: Wei-Ning Xiang

ISSN: 2524-5279 (print version)
ISSN: 2524-5287 (electronic version)

Journal no. 42532

Advisory Board:

Ian Douglas, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Judith Innes, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA

Fritz Steiner, The School of Design; Ian L. McHarg Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Xinhao Wang, School of Planning, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA

Jianguo Wu, School of Life Sciences and School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

Senior Editorial Associate:

Ying Chen, Center for Ecophronetic Practice Research, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Editorial Board:

Varenyam Achal, Environmental Engineering Division, Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Shantou, China

Christian Albert, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, University of Hannover, Leipzig, Germany

Ian Bishop, Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Brett Bryan, Environment and Society, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus, Burwood, Australia

Liding Chen, State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China

Steven Cooke, Canadian Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation and Environmental Management; Department of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Chris Cvitanovic, Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Thomas Daniels, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Cristian Echeverria, Landscape Ecology Lab (LEP) , the Faculty of Forest Sciences, University of Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile

Courtney Flint, Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology, Utah State University, Logan, USA

John Forester, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA

Christine Fürst, Institute for Geosciences and Geography,  Department of Sustainable Landscape Development, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg,  Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Shu-Li Huang, Graduate Institute of Urban Planning, National Taipei University, Taipei, Taiwan

Klaus Hubacek, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Wei Ji, Department of Geosciences, The University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, USA

C.Y. Jim, Department of Social Sciences, Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Buyana Kareem, Urban Action Lab, Department of Geography, Geo-infomatics and Climatic Sciences, Makerere University, Wandegeya, Makerere, Kampala, Uganda                                                                                                                            

Daniele La Rosa, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania, Catania, Italy       

Sabrina Lai, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture, University of Cagliari, Italy    

Steffen Lehmann, School of Architecture, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA      

Kuei-Hsien Liao, Graduate Institute of Urban Planning, National Taipei University, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Margaret Palmer, The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) ; Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

Michael J. Paolisso, Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

Stephan Pauleit,  Chair for strategic landscape planning and management, Technical University of Munich, München, Germany

Linda Shi, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA

Deborah F. Shmueli, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, the University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

Yuncai Wang, Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Bo Yang, the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

Xingzhong Yuan, College of Resources and Environmental Science, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    Socio-Ecological Practice Research (SEPR) publishes scholarly articles on transdisciplinary socio-ecological practice research that strives to achieve the dual ambition of producing new knowledge and improving (instead of just informing) ecological practice. It cultivates and celebrates topnotch scholarship in the field of socio-ecological practice research across all four intertwined streams of scholarly inquiry—knowledge (co)production, transfer, implementation, and impact—with a specific focus on knowledge implementation and impact research (i.e., knowledge I&I research).

    Socio-ecological practice research is practitioner-inspired, use-oriented, place-specific basic research for ecological practice (i.e., ecological planning, design, construction, restoration, and management; or any of their combinations). It is conducted by scholar-practitioners who are motivated, through a rigorous transdisciplinary process, to both help improve ecological practice and extend the frontiers of fundamental understanding. A socio-ecological practice research project is thus necessarily

    •  From practice—inspired by real-world practitioners who have specific knowledge needs to improve ecological practice in particular circumstances;
    • For practice—motivated and often, but not necessarily, commissioned to meet practitioners’ specific knowledge needs under usefulness requirements. The outcomes are useful to practitioners, accepted and actually used in their practice;
    • Beyond practice—committed to tracking knowledge implementation and impact in practice, and motivated to impart the acquired knowledge, experience, lessons, and discernment to the international communities of scholars and practitioners.

    As such, SEPR articles speak to both academic and practitioner audiences from around the world. The scholarly theories, scientific methods, and techniques they elaborate are inspirational to scholars and scholar-practitioners; and the policy instruments, industrial standards, and professional guidelines they embrace are informative and useful to practitioners in their respective industries and professions.

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