CALL FOR PAPERS: Landscape Sustainability Science

Guest Editor

Jianguo (Jingle) Wu, School of Life Sciences and School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

Theme & Objective

Landscape ecology focuses on the effects of landscape pattern and its changes on biodiversity, ecological processes, and ecosystem services with the ultimate goal of understanding and improving landscape sustainability.

Building on and expanding beyond the fundamentals of landscape ecology, landscape sustainability science (LSS) aims to provide a transdisciplinary science foundation for landscape sustainability by emphatically interrogating the landscape pattern-ecosystem services-human wellbeing nexus. Since the term was coined in 2013, LSS research has flourished. To help enhance landscape ecology’s relevance to sustainability and move LSS forward, this Topical Collection brings together a number of influential articles on landscape sustainability published in Landscape Ecology since two decades ago. 

These articles, all published in regular issues of the journal, present different perspectives on and approaches to landscape sustainability. In addition, there have been several special issues on this topic (see “Related Special Issues” below) which included two foundational papers that coined the term and articulated the core questions and key approached for LSS.

We welcome additional submissions to this Topical Collection which is expected to continue to grow in size and significance. Students and Early Career Researchers are especially encouraged to submit to this Topical Collection.

Here is the collection of landscape sustainability science articles.

Submission Details

Foundational Articles*

  1. Wu, J. Landscape sustainability science: ecosystem services and human well-being in changing landscapes. Landscape Ecol 28, 999–1023 (2013)
  2. Wu, J. Landscape sustainability science (II): core questions and key approaches. Landscape Ecol (2021)

*Enjoy view-only access via Springer Nature SharedIt content-sharing initiative

Related Special Issues

  • Volume 36, issue 8, August 2021
    Title: Landscape ecology reaching out
    Issue editors: Felix Kienast, Gretchen Walters & Matthias Bürgi

  • Volume 36, issue 7, July 2021
    Title: Promoting sustainable landscape pattern for landscape sustainability
    Issue editors: Jian Peng, Yanxu Liu, Ronald Corstanje & Jeroen Meersmans

  • Volume 35, issue 11, November 2020
    Title: Sustainability of Human-Environment Systems Through the Lens of Landscape
    Issue editors: Dehua Mao, Qun Ma & Bing-Bing Zhou
  • Volume 34, issue 7, July 2019
    Title: Integrating landscape approaches with the ecosystem services framework: improving governance and stewardship models for sustainability and resilience
    Issue editors: Per Angelstam, José Muñoz-Rojas & Teresa Pinto-Correia
  • Volume 28, issue 6, July 2013
    Title: Key Concepts and Research Priorities for Landscape Sustainability
    Issue editor: Laura R. Musacchio
  • Volume 25, issue 8, October 2010
    Title: Landscape ecology as an integrated science for sustainability in a changing world
    Issue editors: Diane M. Pearson & Clive A. McAlpine
  • Volume 24, issue 8, October 2009
    Title: The Ecology and Culture of Landscape Sustainability
    Issue editor: Laura R. Musacchio

About the Guest Editor

Prof. Jianguo Wu’s research covers a range of topics in landscape ecology, landscape sustainability science, and urban ecology. His current research is understanding the landscape pattern–biodiversity–ecosystem function–ecosystem services–human wellbeing nexus, its relationships, key drivers/underlying processes, and social-ecological consequences. In collaboration with students and colleagues, Prof. Wu’s studies have included grasslands, deserts, and urban ecosystems in China and the US, among others. He also authored 16 books and ±380 papers, and has been a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in Environment & Ecology and Cross-Field. Prof. Wu’s CV can be viewed here.

Contact Information

Prof. Jianguo Wu
School of Life Sciences and School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

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