Special issue in Land on geospatial data for research on landscape change and socio-environmental systems

Dear Colleagues,

Many questions in landscape ecology involve interactions between humans and their environment. Considering both of these key factors is challenging, in part because biophysical and social data are often collected at very different spatial grains and extents. This Special Issue will highlight landscape-scale work on human–environment linkages that utilize spatially-explicit data from citizen science apps, social media, and participatory mapping. These data from non-authoritative sources are used to understand biophysical locations and human values for ecosystem services and to create congruent social and ecological datasets.

We invite papers on the use of social media and other crowd-sourced data to study socio-environmental systems in a spatial context. We also welcome papers on that focus on participatory mapping approaches for understanding social-ecological systems.

Please contact one of the guest editors if you have any questions about the special issue.

Full description available at:

Guest Editors:
Dr. Bianca Lopez, blopez@sesync.org
Dr. Ginger Allington, gallington@email.gwu.edu
Dr. Stephanie Tomscha, stephanie.tomscha@vuw.ac.nz
Dr. Sarah Gergel, sarah.gergel@ubc.ca

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 February 2019

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