Environmental Research Letters

Environmental Research Letters (ERL) is a high-impact, open-access journal intended to be the meeting place of the research and policy communities concerned with environmental change and management. The journal's coverage reflects the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of environmental science, recognizing the wide-ranging contributions to the development of methods, tools and evaluation strategies relevant to the field. Submissions from across all components of the Earth system, i.e. land, atmosphere, cryosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere, and exchanges between these components are welcome. The core of ERL's content draws from observations, numerical modelling, theoretical and experimental approaches to environmental science, and especially science relevant to policy, impacts, and decision-making. In addition, approaches from a range of physical and natural sciences, economics, and political, sociological and legal studies are strongly encouraged. Typical areas of interest within this broad and inclusive scope include (but are not limited to): • Agriculture and food • Biodiversity and conservation • Biogeochemistry • Climate • Ecology • Energy • Environmental chemistry • Environmental engineering, sustainability, and green technology • Environmental health • Environmental justice and ethics • Hydrology and water • Natural resources and ecosystem services • Policy, socioeconomics, and law • Pollution

Published by IOP Publishing.


Title Type Author(s) Year
Socio-metabolic risk and tipping points on islands Journal Article Singh et al. 2022
A review of mental health and wellbeing under climate change in small island developing states (SIDS) Journal Article Kelman et al. 2021
Global land use of diets in a small island community: a case study of Palau in the Pacific Journal Article Nakamura et al. 2021
A systematic review of the energy and climate impacts of teleworking Journal Article Hook et al. 2020
Digitalisation of goods: A systematic review of the determinants and magnitude of the impacts on energy consumption Journal Article Court and Sorrell 2020
A 40-year review of food–energy–water nexus literature and its application to the urban scale Journal Article Newell et al. 2019
Household carbon footprint patterns by the degree of urbanisation in Europe Journal Article Ottelin et al. 2019
Carbon footprints of 13 000 cities Journal Article Moran et al. 2018
Data center growth in the United States: decoupling the demand for services from electricity use Journal Article Shehabi et al. 2018
Extreme sea level implications of 1.5°C, 2.0°C, and 2.5°C temperature stabilization targets in the 21st and 22nd centuries Journal Article Rasmussen et al. 2018
The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A systematic review of methods for nexus assessment Journal Article Albrecht et al. 2018
The estimated impact of California's urban water conservation mandate on electricity consumption and greenhouse gas emissions Journal Article Spang et al. 2018
Known unknowns: indirect energy effects of information and communication technology Journal Article Horner et al. 2016
Rapid growth in agricultural trade: effects on global area-efficiency and the role of management. Journal Article Kastner et al. 2014
Carbon footprints of cities and other human settlements in the UK Journal Article Minx et al. 2013
Quantification of urban metabolism through coupling with the life cycle assessment framework: concept development and case study Journal Article Goldstein et al. 2013
What metrics best reflect the energy and carbon intensity of cities? Insights from theory and modeling of 20 US cities Journal Article Ramaswami and Chavez 2013
Worldwide electricity used in data centers Journal Article Jonathan G. Koomey 2008