Special Issue on New Challenge for Geography: Landscape Dimensions of Sustainable Development

Submission Deadline: Aug. 30, 2017

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Dali Nikolaishvili
      Department of Geography, Faculty of Cartography and Geomorphology, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
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    • Andrey Kushlin
      Forestry Department, Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy
    • Revaz Gachechiladze
      Corresponding member, Georgian National Academy of Sciences, Dep. of Earth Sciences; Prof., Dr., Dep. of Human Geography at Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, GEORGIA, Georgia
    • Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Tbilisi, Georgia
    • Annette Otte, Prof. Dr. Dr. habil. Dr. h. c. (TSU)
      Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences, and Environmental Management, Justus-Liebig-University, Landscape Ecology and Resources Management, Giessen, Germany
    • Gregory Isachenko
      Institute of Earth Sciences, Saint-Petersburg State University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    • Recep Efe
      Geography Department, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Balikresir University, Balikesir, Turkey
    • Vitaly Bratkov
      Geography/Cartography and Geoinformatics Faculty, Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK), Moscow, Russia
    • Mariam Elizbarashvili
      Department of Geography, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
    • Earth Sciences Centre, University of Minho, Braga, Minho, Portugal
    • Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Department of Geomorphology and Geoecology, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
    • Walter J Ammann
      Global Risk Forum GRF Davos, Switzerland
    • Akhmetkal Medeu
      Institute of Geography in Kazakhstan, Almati, Kazakhstan
    • Irma Kveladze
      Department of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Jutland, Denmark
  • Introduction

    A special issue should be dedicated to the 70th birthday anniversary of Prof. Nikoloz Beruchashvili – a famous Georgian geographer and cartographer, PhD in Geography at the Chair of Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics of Tbilisi State University, the Chair of the International Geographical Union’s Commission on Landscape Analysis.

    In the 1970s, Dr. Beruchashvili organized and managed a program of annual observations on the dynamics of landscapes at Martkopi physical-geographical center and also seasonal observation centers for different landscapes of Georgia. He also organized expeditions to the Caucasus and different parts of the World. He established air observations of the landscape conditions to study its dynamics. On the basis of these observations, he developed a spatial-temporal concept of landscapes. He introduced some terms to landscape science (such are geomasses, geohorizons, vertical structure, stexes - daily conditions, etc.) and developed main principles. He published more than 220 scientific works, 28 of them are monographs (Tbilisi, Paris, Moscow).

    As a researcher, N. Beruchashvili visited and worked in 60 countries of the World. In 1975-1976, he did a special course at Paris VII University in France. In 1987-2005, he was invited to give lectures and did scientific works at different Universities (Warsaw, Sofia, University in Brno, Toulouse, Grenoble, etc.).

    He contributed to the introduction and development of the GIS-technologies in geographical researches in Georgia, as well as establishment of Chair of Geoinformatics at Tbilisi State University, Georgia. For the total period of his working at the Tbilisi State University, he organized a number of international forums. His students and scientific followers are working in different branches of geography and cartography, and they also work successfully in tourism, land cadaster, statistics, military analysis, urban planning, etc.

    The special issue dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Prof. Nikoloz Beruchashvili should discuss modern problems of landscape science and related fields of knowledge.

    The journal should encompass a broad spectrum of geography, and therefore, several areas are identified which will be given a particular priority: landscape science, landscape planning, landscape management, physical geography, cartography and information technology applications in geography, human geography, political geography, landscape ecology and environmental studies, historical geography, toponymy, state borders and other related subjects.

    All papers will be original, not published in the past. In addition, the manuscripts will be compiled in a form of original and review papers, or as short notes.

    The papers are selected for publication in this special issue through blind review.

    Aims and Scope:
    Publishing the most exciting and significant researches and sharing international experience and researches about all aspects of landscape science and related fields of knowledge and earth sciences in general;
    Honoring the memory of a famous Georgian geographer and cartographer, Prof. Nikoloz Beruchashvili.

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.esjournal.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.