Springer’s new book series editor R.B. Singh invites proposals from the IGU Commission Chair, Chair of the IGU National Committees, geographers, environmental scientists and organisers of the related international conference/seminars for negotiating a volume under Springer special book series on Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences. The volume will consist of original contributions in the form of 20 to 25 selected papers covering different areas of the geographical sciences and geography-environment interactive themes. The series aims at synthesizing dynamic earth and human environment systems, emphasising challenging research areas relating to land-ocean-atmosphere interactions.  It will include Space-borne monitoring, Land Use/ Land Cover Change (LUCC), problems concerning Urbanization and Megacities, Climate and Environmental Change, Food Security, Ecohydrology, Forests and Biodiversity, and Natural Hazards and Disasters in order to contribute towards a sustainable future for the earth. The contributions will range from traditional field techniques, conventional data collection, use of modern remote sensing & Geographical Information Systems to computer-aided techniques and advanced geostatistical and dynamic modelling.

The series integrates attributes relating to the past, present and future of our environment, based broadly on biophysical and human dimensions in spatio-temporal perspectives. In the context of a rapidly changing global environment, the spaceborne monitoring and mitigation of natural hazards and climate change impacts are considered to be a vital component, especially in the observation and prediction of climate and water-induced disasters, global warming, urban risks and human geoscience. Human geoscience also has the responsibility to not confine itself to addressing current problems but to also develop a framework to address future issues. In order to create a ‘Future Earth Model’ for understanding and predicting the functioning of the climatic system as a whole, collaboration of experts in the traditional earth disciplines as well as in ecology, space technology, geoinformatics and human geoscience is essential, through initiatives sparked by geographers and environmental scientists. It is important to communicate the advances in geographical and environmental sciences to improve the resilience of society through capacity building to mitigate the impacts of natural and anthropogenic hazards and disasters. The sustainability of human society depends heavily on the homeostatic earth environment, and thus the development of geo-spatial technology is critical for a better understanding of our living environment. As such, the outcomes of the series will promote key policy perspectives for contributing towards sustainability/survivability science, together with future earth initiatives around the world.

Volumes under Review:

  • Livelihood Security in North-western Himalaya
  • Climate Change and Biodiversity: Proceedings of IGU Rohtak Conference Vol.1
  • Landscape Ecology and Water Management: Proceedings of IGU Rohtak Conference Vol.2
  • Urban Development Challenges, Risks and  Resilience in Asian Mega Cities

Contact Series editor:

R.B. Singh, Vice President, IGU

Head, Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi – 110007 (INDIA)

(rbsgeo@hotmail.com / rbsgeo2@gmail.com)