During the Anthropocene, human activities have significantly altered the natural environment. Changes in the biotic and abiotic environment are connected by a complex set of interrelations; they are also highly relevant to socio-economic development. The Resource Nexus provides a conceptual framework for investigating and sustainably managing these interlinkages.
For a special thematic issue of Springer’s Environmental Earth Sciences, researchers at the UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) invite manuscripts that consider several environmental resources in an integrated perspective. This thematic issue focuses on three specific dimensions of the Resource Nexus:
Considering the potential synergies and tradeoffs between different management objectives, manuscripts may focus on any one of the following aspects:
Manuscripts may look beyond the pedosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere, but must refer to at least two of these compartments. Papers with a demonstrated relevance to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are particularly welcome.
UNU-FLORES experts in various aspects of the Resource Nexus – Dr Daniel Karthe, Dr Lulu Zhang, Dr Sabrina Kirschke, Dr Nora Adam, Dr Serena Caucci, and Prof. Edeltraud Guenther – are co-editing the thematic issue.
Are you interested in contributing? Download the full call for papers.