Call for Papers on Special Issue: “Global Ecosystems Restoration for SDGs: Implications on soil and water conservation (SI: GloEcoRes)

The prestigious journal Environmental Research (IF 5.715) (ISSN: 0013-9351) is currently running a special issue entitled “Global Ecosystems Restoration for SDGs: Implications on soil and water conservation. (SI: GloEcoRes)”. As we are acting as guest editors for this issue, we would like to welcome contributions from various disciplines. We kindly invite you to consider submitting your full paper to this special issue.

Submission Period: 1st September 2020-30th April 2021

United Nations declared 2021-2030 as the decade for The United Nations (UN) Decade on Ecosystem Restoration “Prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide” ( This is a great challenge ahead, crucial to achieving sustainable development goals (SDG’s). The rate of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation is unprecedented, decreasing the quantity and quality of ecosystem services provisioning. Ecosystems degradation affects all SDG’s, but may affect especially No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Clean Water, and Sanitation, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Life Below Water and Life on Land. There is no more time to wait. The current degradation is the cause of a massive extinction rate, that approximately 3.2 billion people especially indigenous people. Restoration is the key that can revert this process. Restoration plays an essential role in increasing soil conservation and water quality. Therefore, it is vital to assess soil and water’s response to restoration measures in a global context and how it will improve well-being and contribute to achieving UN SDG’s.

This special issue will mainly address the following scientific issues: 1) Ecosystem restoration in, but not limited to warfare affected areas, urban, industrial, mining and agricultural 2) Techniques applied for restoration 3) Implications of restoration on soil and water ecosystem services 4) Implication of soil and vegetation restoration in SDG’s achievement.

To submit your manuscript please go to Environmental Research (at and follow the procedures for manuscript submission. When prompted for ‘Enter Manuscript Information’ you can select our Special Issue ‘GloEcoRes’.

Author Guidelines and Manuscript Submission can be found at:

Feel free to contact us if you would have any questions.

Best wishes,

Guest Editors:

Paulo Pereira (

Damia Barcelo (

Panos Panagos (

Wenwu Zhao (