Ecological Indicators

The ultimate aim of Ecological Indicators is to integrate the monitoring and assessment of ecological and environmental indicators with management practices. The journal provides a forum for the discussion of the applied scientific development and review of traditional indicator applications as well as for theoretical, modelling and quantitative approaches such as index development. Research into the following areas will be published. • All aspects of ecological and environmental indicators and indices. • New indicators, and new approaches and methods for indicator development, testing and use. • Development and modelling of indices, e.g. application of indicator suites across multiple scales and resources. • Analysis and research of resource, system- and scale-specific indicators. • Methods for integration of social and other valuation metrics for the production of scientifically rigorous and politically-relevant assessments using indicator-based monitoring and assessment programs. • Approaches on how research indicators can be transformed into direct application for management purposes. • Broader assessment objectives and methods, e.g. biodiversity, biological integrity, and sustainability, through the use of indicators. • Resource-specific indicators such as landscape, agroecosystems, forests ecosystems, aquatic ecosystems, wetlands, etc.

Published by Elsevier.


Title Type Author(s) Year
A new composite climate change vulnerability index Journal Article Edmonds et al. 2020
Assessing the risk of the food-energy-water nexus of urban metabolism: A case study of Kinmen Island, Taiwan Journal Article Chen et al. 2020
Evolution of virtual water metabolic network in developing regions: A case study of Guangdong province Journal Article He et al. 2020
Towards an interspatial urban metabolism analysis in an interconnected world Journal Article Zeev Stossel Meidad Kissinger 2019
A holistic framework for the integrated assessment of urban waste management systems Journal Article Chifari et al. 2018
How can cities support sustainability: A bibliometric analysis of urban metabolism Journal Article Xuezhu Cui 2018
Linking the water-energy-food nexus and sustainable development indicators for the Mediterranean region Journal Article Saladini et al. 2018
On the vulnerability of Small Island Developing States: A dynamic analysis Journal Article Scandurra et al. 2018
Quantifying the spatial patterns of urban carbon metabolism: A case study of Hangzhou, China Journal Article Xia et al. 2018
A Forecast of Industrial and Commercial Drinking Water Consumption in Hamburg Journal Article Johann Wackerbauer 2017
Comprehensive evaluation on industrial & urban symbiosis by combining MFA, carbon footprint and emergy methods—Case of Kawasaki, Japan Journal Article Ohnishi et al. 2017
International inequality of environmental pressures: decomposition and comparative analysis Journal Article Figueras et al. 2016
Spatial flow analysis of water pollution in eco-natural systems Journal Article Zhou et al. 2016
Emergy-based indicators of regional environmental sustainability: A case study in Shanwei, Guangdong, China Journal Article Lou et al. 2015
Developing a multi-layered indicator set for urban metabolism studies in megacities Journal Article Kennedy et al. 2014
Measuring urban ecosystem functions through ‘Technomass'—A novel indicator to assess urban metabolism Journal Article Luis Inostroza 2014
Sinks as limited resources? A new indicator for evaluating anthropogenic material flows Journal Article Kral et al. 2014
Urban material flow analysis: An approach for Bogotá, Colombia Journal Article Alfonso Piña and Pardo Martínez 2014
Sustainability evaluation of e-waste treatment based on emergy analysis and the LCA method: A case study of a trial project in Macau Journal Article Song et al. 2013
Urban total ecological footprint forecasting by using radial basis function neural network: A case study of Wuhan city, China Journal Article Li et al. 2010