Edited by: James Cotter, Mike Tipton
Humans work, rest and recreate in a wide variety of environments, many of which could be defined as "extreme". The stressors, or lack thereof, in these environments underpin our enjoyment, tolerance, work capacity, safety and (mal)adaptations to them. But hazardous stressors can be difficult to detect and to legislate for in terms of exposure guidelines.
These issues were discussed for a range of environments at a dedicated meeting at the University of Otago in 2013, and are introduced in the Editorial below and discussed in seven further articles contributing to this "Moving in Extreme Environments" thematic series.
The articles have not been sponsored and have undergone the journal’s standard peer review process. The Guest Editors declare no competing interests.