Open Access Book Collection in Environmental Sciences

  • Explore over 30 recent Open Access books in your areas of interest!
  • Learn about the impact of Open Access publishing on books' performance and more

Springer's Open Access Monographs in Environmental Sciences

The Springer Environmental Sciences Team is proud to showcase its collection of Open Access books covering a wide range of environmental topics. Take a few minutes to browse through our highlights to find books on your interests! All books can be downloaded as complete titles or as chapters.​​​​​​​

Springer has been a pioneer in Open Access book publication and has published over 400 OA books by authors from 60+ different countries. Our recent report on the impact of OA shows how OA books perform better, on average, compared to non-OA titles.

If you are interested in learning more about OA book publishing or how to publish a book in general, feel free to contact our publishing editors specializing in Environmental Sciences. We will be happy to assist you with our expertise and experience!   

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The selection includes titles published between 2014 and 2018.


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Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement – A Global Assessment for Sustainable Development

Editors: Ephraim Nkonya, Alisher Mirzabaev, Joachim von Braun (2016)

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Sustainable Living with Environmental Risks

Editors: Nobuhiro Kaneko, Shinji Yoshiura, Masanori Kobayashi (2014)

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Life Cycle Management

Editors: Guido Sonnemann, Manuele Margni (2015)

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Integrated Groundwater Management

Editors: Anthony J. Jakeman, Olivier Barreteau, Randall J. Hunt, Jean-Daniel Rinaudo, Andrew Ross  (2016)

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Balanced Urban Development: Options and Strategies for Liveable Cities

Editors: Basant Maheshwari, Vijay P. Singh, Bhadranie Thoradeniya, (2016) 

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Advancing Culture of Living with Landslides 

Editors: Kyoji Sassa, Matjaž Mikoš, Yueping Yin, (2017)

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Rangeland Systems

Editors: David Briske, (2017)

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Rewilding European Landscapes

Editors: Henrique M. Pereira, Laetitia Navarro, (2015)

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Managing Protected Areas in Central and Eastern Europe Under Climate Change

Editors: Sven Rannow, Marco Neubert, (2014)

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Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas

Editors: N. Kabisch, H. Korn, J. Stadler, A. Bonn, (2017)

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Evaluating Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development  Editors: Juha Ilari Uitto, Jyotsna Puri, Rob D. van den Berg, (2017)

Freshwater Governance for the 21st Century  Editor: Eiman Karar (2017)

Resilience: A New Paradigm of Nuclear Safety  Editors: Joonhong Ahn, Frank Guarnieri, Kazuo Furuta (2017)

Railway Ecology  Editors: L. Borda-de-Água, R. Barrientos, P. Beja, H.M. Pereira (2017)

The Great Mindshift  Editor: Maja Goepel (2016)

Enabling Asia to Stabilise the Climate  Editor: Shuzo Nishioka (2016)

Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions of Gases and Particles  Editors: PETER LISS, Martin T. Johnson (2014)

Aquaculture Perspective of Multi-Use Sites in the Open Ocean  Editors: Bela H. Buck, Richard Langan (2017)

The Interconnected Arctic — UArctic Congress 2016  Editors: Kirsi Latola, Hannele Savela (2017)

Counteracting Urban Heat Island Effects in a Global Climate Change Scenario  Editor: Francesco Musco (2016)

Agricultural Implications of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident (2nd Ed.)  Editors: Tomoko M. Nakanishi, Keitaro Tanoi (2016)

Governance for Drought Resilience  Editors: Hans Bressers, Nanny Bressers, Corinne Larrue (2016)

Environmental Governance of the Baltic Sea  Editors: M. Gilek, M. Karlsson, S. Linke, K. Smolarz (2016) 

Habitats and Biota of the Gulf of Mexico: Before the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Vol. 1  Editor: C. Herb Ward (2017)

Habitats and Biota of the Gulf of Mexico: Before the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Vol. 2​​​​​​​  Editor: C. Herb Ward (2017)

Sago Palm  Editors: Hiroshi Ehara, Yukio Toyoda, Dennis Johnson (2018)

High Mountain Conservation in a Changing World Editors: Jordi Catalan, Josep M. Ninot, Merce Aniz (2017)

Methods for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Balances and Evaluating Mitigation Options in Smallholder Agriculture  Editors: T.S. Rosenstock, M.C. Rufino, K. Butterbach-Bahl, E. Wollenberg, M. Richards (2016)

Sustainable Development in the Jordan Valley Editor: Jeroen Kool (2016)

Science and Technology Governance and Ethics  Editors: M. Ladikas, S. Chaturvedi, Y. Zhao, D. Stemerding (2015)

Ethics Dumping  Editors: D. Schroeder, J. Cook, F. Hirsch, S. Fenet, V. Muthuswamy (2018)

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Freshwater Microplastics

Editors: Martin Wagner, Scott Lambert, (2018)    

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Mercury Pollution in Minamata

Editors: Hisashi Yokoyama, (2018)





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