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Spatial Variability in Environmental Science - Patterns, Processes, and Analyses

John Tiefenbacher

Texas State University

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Spatial Variability in Environmental Science includes chapters that assess the spatial patterns of conditions and anthropogenic problems of our natural environments. This book is intended to encompass any aspect of the science of the environment, particularly those perspectives from the life sciences, the earth sciences, and the social sciences that regard the prospects and problems stemming from the use of and protection of our natural environments and the processes that provide the bases for life. Chapters regarding the identification, analysis, and assessment of natural and human-nature environmental processes will be included, particularly (but not limited to) those that regard plants and animals, ecology, water, air, soils, and environmental change. Furthermore, applications of geospatial analysis, geographical tools, and new methods and techniques are particularly important aspects of studies of spatial variability analyses. Evaluations of the geographical dimensions of the biogeochemical aspects of and human activities in our environment will provide readers with new perspectives on the range and tendencies existing in the world that surrounds us.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: September 30th 2019

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: October 21st 2019

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: December 20th 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: March 9th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: May 8th 2020

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About the editor

John Tiefenbacher

Texas State University

Dr. John P. Tiefenbacher (Ph.D., Rutgers, 1992) is professor of Geography at Texas State University. His research has focused on various aspects of hazards geography, environmental management, and mapping. His recent interests regard the geographies of human responses to climate change, viticulture, and environmental management. John has published on a diverse array of topics that examine perception and behaviors with regards to various hazards and environmental problems. His current research pertains to the challenges of adaptation to climate change, the responses of wine growing to changing climates and hazards, as well as other aspects of the geographies of viticulture and wine, and historical views of environmental adaptation among European immigrants to North America.

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