Darla Munroe is Professor of Geography at the Ohio State University, USA. Darla’s academic background is in land economics and human geography, with a focus on human-environment interactions at a landscape level. She studies how changes in land-use systems, such as urban conversion or shifts in agricultural production patterns, affect forests and forest characteristics. She studies the impacts of land markets and land institutions such as protected areas on private forestland, as well as the role of conservation in shaping ongoing patterns of land conversion. Much of her research centers on the urban-rural interface, examining how changing connections between rural and urban systems manifest in changing forest cover. She is Co-editor in Chief of the Journal of Land Use Science, and on the Editorial Boards of Land Use Policy and Geographical Analysis.
The Journal of Land Use Science dedicated their first issue of 2022 to 'Women in Land Science'. The journal is co-edited by two of GLP's SSC members, Dr. Daniel Müller and Dr. Darla Munroe, and strives to itself be a strong representation of excellence in the field as well as representation by gender.
The guest editors of the Journal of Land Use Science welcome expressions of interest for a special issue devoted to highlighting the excellent and cutting-edge scholarship of women and non-binary people in land science. Deadline for expressions of interest: 1 May.
A new call for submissions to the Journal of Land Use Science is seeking original submissions, which can range from full-length research articles to short communications. Authors are also welcome to serve as guest editors, and organize a group of papers toward a special issue or section.
One Earth – a new journal from Cell Press – publishes high-impact research that seeks to understand and address today’s environmental grand challenges. The inaugural issue focuses partly on land, and features pieces by many members of the GLP community. Check out Voices, Commentaries, Reflection, and Perspectives sections for more.