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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Ecosystem Health and Sustainability

For a Special Issue on
Food Waste and Ecosystem Sustainability

Manuscript deadline
31 March 2023

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Dr. Shengkui Cheng, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Dr. Viachaslau Filimonau, Centre for Sustainability and Wellbeing in the Visitor Economy, University of Surrey, UK
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Dr. Lingen Wang, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Food Waste and Ecosystem Sustainability

Food waste has become a great challenge to global sustainable development and it has been addressed in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 12 “Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns”. Anti-food waste Law of China was legislated in 2021. There is a huge ecosystem cost of water, arable land and grassland embedded in the life cycle of food. Substantial quantities of wasted food has indicated an ineffective provision and even complete loss of ecosystem services. The increasing growth of food waste will negatively contribute to the ecosystem  health, which in turn will have impacts on the quality and quantity of food.

The purpose of this thematic issue is to bring together high-quality and original research on the systematic assessment of  impacts of food waste on health and sustainability of global and regional ecosystems. The topics include but not limited to:

  • Methods and modeling of the impacts of food waste on ecosystem health and sustainability.
  • Case studies on the impacts of food waste on ecosystem health and sustainability at different levels (cities/countries/regions).
  • Policy instrument for reducing the impacts of food waste on ecosystem health and sustainability.

Submissions underpinned by various research methods, such as qualitative, quantitative or mixed are encouraged. Although empirical studies are preferred, conceptual investigations are also welcomed. We encourage submissions spanning across multiple disciplines and geographical borders.

Submission Instructions

Please indicate " Food Waste and Ecosystem Sustainability” when submitting your paper.

  • Tentative date for publication: As soon as accepted

* All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. The papers will be published one by one. Once a paper is accepted after a peer-review, it will be published immediately online. After all the papers are published, they will be linked online together as a Special Issue.

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