The scope of Pollution and Environment extends from bounded systems such as watersheds to spatially complex landscapes, to the Earth itself, and crosses temporal scales from seconds to millennia. Pollution and Environment has strong links to other disciplines including landscape ecology, global ecology, biogeochemistry, aquatic ecology, soil science, hydrology, ecological economics and conservation biology. Studies of ecosystems employ diverse approaches, including theory and modelling, long-term investigations, comparative research and large experiments. Pollution and Environment publishes scientific articles dealing with the interface between ecosystems and the natural environment, specifically how ecosystem influences the environment and how changes in that environment impact ecosystems. Preference is given to papers from experimental and observational research at the field, system or landscape level, from studies that enhance our understanding of processes using data-based biophysical modelling, and papers that bridge scientific disciplines and integrate knowledge. All papers should be placed in an international or wide comparative context. All manuscripts are initially screened on their topic suitability and linguistic quality.
The focus is on the following areas:
- Biological and physical characteristics and dynamics of ecosystems.
- Ecology, diversity and sustainability of ecosystems.
- Relationships between ecosystems and the natural environment, including land, air, and water.
- Ecosystem and global environmental changes including climate change, greenhouse gases and air pollution.
- Ecological consequences of intensification, soil degradation, waste application, irrigation, and mitigation options.
- Environmental implications of agricultural land use and land use change.
- Ecosystem-environment interface: inventory and survey analysis and impact assessment, including life cycle and energy analysis; greenhouse or laboratory-based studies; development of models or methodologies and pure model application.