A Special Issues entitled “Response of polar organisms and natural environment to global changes” was scheduled to be published in June of 2017 in Advances in Polar Science (http://www.aps-polar.org) and we would like to invite you to submit a manuscript for consideration for this Special Issue, which is outlined below.
Special Issue on “Response of polar organisms and natural environment to global changes”
High altitude and high latitude regions on Earth are experiencing rapid changes in climate, with impacts on polar organisms and environment. The persistent cold and sometimes inhospitable conditions create unique ecosystems and habitats for polar organisms. This thematic issue will focus on various polar organisms and natural environmental changes including the polar fauna and flora, polar microorganisms, the carbon and nitrogen cycles of the polar tundra, polar environmental change and contamination. In addition, there is an urgent need to identify sensitive indicators of ecosystem history, which may be sentinels for change or adaptation. For instance, plant quadrats are one platform to study the correlations of vegetation (e.g. hair grass, mosses, lichens), microbiology and environmental characteristics, and to monitor the influence of climate change on these organisms. This Special Issue seeks to bring together polar researchers studying different ecological systems and components of the food web, and to consider these sensitive natural environments in a changing global perspective. We welcome relevant contribution on this topic.
Submitted manuscripts, except for review papers, should be complete and adequately supported by original investigation; they should not be versions of communications submitted or published elsewhere. All manuscripts will undergo regular review by members of the Editorial Board and other appropriate experts.
The schedule for this special issue is:
• Paper submission deadline: 10 February 2017
• Final acceptance deadline: 30 April 2017
• Publication: June 2017
We would appreciate if you could let us know (please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org) before 15 December 2016 whether you would like to submit a manuscript for this special issue. Please also provide the names of co-authors and a tentative title for the paper.
Prof. Chengsen Li, Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Science
Prof. Qinghua Zhang, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Prof. Renbin Zhu, Institute of Polar Environment, University of Science and Technology of China
Prof. Hans-Ulrich Peter, Institute of Ecology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany
Editorial Office of Advances in Polar Science
Online Submission: https://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/apsci