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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research

For a Special Issue on
Ecosystem Services, Sustainable Development, and Human and Ecosystem Health in Arctic and Cold Region Environments

Manuscript deadline
31 December 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Merritt Turetsky, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado Boulder
[email protected]

Anne Jennings, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado Boulder

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Ecosystem Services, Sustainable Development, and Human and Ecosystem Health in Arctic and Cold Region Environments

The well-being and sustainability of Arctic and other cold region environments and societies rely highly on marine, coastal, and terrestrial ecosystem services, which also are necessary for achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Arctic and cold region societies share unique characteristics and challenges in the process of achieving SDGs. For example, typically low human population densities, abundant natural resources, and geographic isolation make them highly dependent on national and international trade. There is often strong cultural and economic dependence on fishing, hunting, and tourism for prosperity. Finally Arctic and cold region environments are among the most vulnerable in the world to rapid climate change.

In this special issue, we welcome contributions that address:

  • The underlying physical, chemical, geological, or ecological underpinnings of ecosystem services including climate feedbacks in cold region environments
  • Case studies that address the socioecological, economic, or policy implications of achieving Sustainable Development Goals in the Arctic.
  • Improved methodological approaches for quantifying or upscaling ecosystem services or nature’s contributions to people in the Arctic.
  • Studies that draw on multiple ways of knowing, including the use of local and/or Indigenous knowledge, to ask questions about any aspect of ecosystem services or sustainability in cold region environments.

Submission Instructions

  • Submission window: July 2022 - April 2023
  • For publication in time for Earth Day (22nd April 2023), please submit your manuscript to the journal by November 2022

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