Regional Environmental Change

Environmental changes of many kinds are accelerating worldwide, posing significant challenges for humanity. Solutions are needed at the regional level, where physical features of the landscape, biological systems, and human institutions interact. The goal of Regional Environmental Change is to publish scientific research and opinion papers that improve our understanding of the extent of these changes, their causes, their impacts on people, and the options for society to respond. "Regional" refers to the full range of scales between local and global, including regions defined by natural criteria, such as watersheds and ecosystems, and those defined by human activities, such as urban areas and their hinterlands. We encourage submissions on interdisciplinary research across the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, and on more focused studies that contribute towards the solutions to complex environmental problems. Topics addressed include (i) the regional manifestations of global change, especially the vulnerability of regions and sectors; (ii) the adaptation of social-ecological systems to environmental change in the context of sustainable development; and (iii) trans-boundary and cross-jurisdictional issues, legislative and governance frameworks, and the broad range of policy and management issues associated with building, maintaining and restoring robust social-ecological systems at regional scales. The primary format of contributions are research articles, presenting new evidence from analyses of empirical data or else more theoretical investigations of regional environmental change. In addition to research articles, we also publish editorials, short communications, invited mini-reviews on topics of strong current interest, as well as special features that provide multifaceted discussion of complex topics or particular regions. hide

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Publications

Title Type Author(s) Year
Assessing the implications of a 1.5 °C temperature limit for the Jamaican agriculture sector Journal Article Rhiney et al. 2018
Assessment of the potential implications of a 1.5 °C versus higher global temperature rise for the Afobaka hydropower scheme in Suriname Journal Article Donk et al. 2018
Beyond 1.5 °C: vulnerabilities and adaptation strategies for Caribbean Small Island Developing States Journal Article Michelle A. Mycoo 2018
Characterizing heat stress on livestock using the temperature humidity index (THI)—prospects for a warmer Caribbean Journal Article Lallo et al. 2018
Climate change impacts on critical international transportation assets of Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS): the case of Jamaica and Saint Lucia Journal Article Monioudi et al. 2018
Coastal hazard risk assessment for small islands: assessing the impact of climate change and disaster reduction measures on Ebeye (Marshall Islands) Journal Article Giardino et al. 2018
Community-based adaptation in low-lying islands in the Philippines: challenges and lessons learned Journal Article Jamero et al. 2018
Conceptions of vulnerability in adaptation projects: a critical examination of the role of development aid agencies in Timor-Leste Journal Article Barrowman and Kumar 2018
Correction to: The Paris Agreement and climate change negotiations: Small Islands, big players Journal Article Ourbak and Magnan 2018
Estimating damages from climate-related natural disasters for the Caribbean at 1.5 °C and 2 °C global warming above preindustrial levels Journal Article Burgess et al. 2018
Freshwater stress on small island developing states: population projections and aridity changes at 1.5 and 2 °C Journal Article Karnauskas et al. 2018
Heading for the hills: climate-driven community relocations in the Solomon Islands and Alaska provide insight for a 1.5 °C future Journal Article Albert et al. 2018
Identifying opportunities for long-lasting habitat conservation and restoration in Hawaii’s shifting climate Journal Article Fortini and Jacobi 2018
Management of loss and damage in small island developing states: implications for a 1.5 °C or warmer world Journal Article Thomas and Benjamin 2018
Practical tools for quantitative analysis of coastal vulnerability and sea level rise impacts—application in a Caribbean island and assessment of the 1.5 °C threshold Journal Article Biondi and Guannel 2018
Reducing external costs of nitrogen pollution by relocation of pig production between regions in the European Union Journal Article van Grinsven et al. 2018
Small island developing states and 1.5 °C Journal Article Thomas et al. 2018
The Paris Agreement and climate change negotiations: Small Islands, big players Journal Article Ourbak and Magnan 2018
The implications of rural perceptions of water scarcity on differential adaptation behaviour in Rajasthan, India Journal Article Singh et al. 2018
Human dimensions of environmental change in small island developing states: some common themes Journal Article Weir and Pittock 2017
Regional organisations and climate change adaptation in small island developing states Journal Article Robinson and Gilfillan 2017
Lisbon's womb: an approach to the city metabolism in the turn to the twentieth century Journal Article Niza et al. 2016
Lisbon’s womb: an approach to the city metabolism in the turn to the twentieth century Journal Article Niza et al. 2016
Environmental change and food security: the special case of small island developing states Journal Article Lowitt et al. 2015
Grain, meat and vegetables to feed Paris: where did and do they come from? Localising Paris food supply areas from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century Journal Article G. Billen • S. Barles • P. Chatzimpiros • J. Garnier 2012
The food-print of Paris: long-term reconstruction of the nitrogen flows imported into the city from its rural hinterland Journal Article Billen et al. 2009