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Recent advances in geospatial techniques for monitoring and mitigating climate change effects on human health

Editors: 
Marguerite Madden: University of Georgia, USA
Maged N. Kamel Boulos: Sun Yat-sen University, China

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 29 February 2024


The International Journal of Health Geographics is calling for submissions to our Collection on Recent advances in geospatial techniques for monitoring and mitigating climate change effects on human health.

Climate and climate change affect human health and wellbeing in a multitude of ways. This thematic collection is focused on the key roles played by geospatial data, methods and tools in the measurement, analysis and modelling of climate change and its effects on human health.

This Collection supports and amplifies research related to Sustainable Development Goal 13 - Climate Action.

Meet the Editors

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Marguerite Madden: University of Georgia, USA

Full Professor at and Director of the Center for Geospatial Research at the University of Georgia, USA, which she joined in 1985. She teaches courses in GIScience and performs research with focus on emerging geospatial technologies, landscape ecology and spatio-temporal analysis of human-environment interactions. She served as Chair (2016-2020) of ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) Technical Commission (TC) IV Working Group 6 (WG IV/6) on SDI (Spatial Data Infrastructure): Internet of Things and Spatial Decision Support.

Maged N. Kamel Boulos: Sun Yat-sen University, China

Full Professor of digital health with vast research and teaching experience in clinical and public health informatics/geoinformatics - City, University of London, and the Universities of Bath, Plymouth, and UHI (Scotland), UK, University of Lisbon (visiting), Portugal, and lately Sun Yat-sen University, China. He is currently Co–Chair (2023–2026) of ISPRS TC III Working Group 9 (WG III/9) on Geospatial Environment and Health Analytics and is the Principal Investigator of the ISPRS-funded 2023 Scientific Initiative on Geoexposomics.

About the Collection

The International Journal of Health Geographics is calling for submissions to our Collection on Recent advances in geospatial techniques for monitoring and mitigating climate change effects on human health.

Climate and climate change affect human health and wellbeing in a multitude of ways. This thematic collection is focused on the key roles played by geospatial data, methods and tools in the measurement, analysis and modelling of climate change and its effects on human health. 

Geospatial techniques are proving increasingly indispensable for making more accurate assessments and estimates, predicting future trends more reliably, and devising more optimised climate change adaptation and mitigation plans in the context of human health. Research presented in this collection is well aligned with the majority of UN SDGs (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals), particularly Goal 13 on Climate Action. An International Journal of Health Geographics editorial introducing the scope of this collection is available in the Collection Articles section.

We welcome original research and methodology articles reporting new and recent geospatial approaches of broad, international significance for monitoring and mitigating climate change effects on human health. To be considered for inclusion in this thematic collection, articles should be submitted by 30 November 2023.

  1. To perform geographic contour analysis of sea and land ambulance rescue times in an archipelago subject to super typhoons; to design point-of-care testing strategies for medical emergencies and weather disaste...

    Authors: Gerald J. Kost, Anna K. Füzéry, Louie Kim R. Caratao, Samantha Tinsay, Amanullah Zadran and Adrian P. Ybañez
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:38
  2. Mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit pose a significant public health threat worldwide, causing more fatalities than any other animal. To effectively combat this issue, there is a need for increased publi...

    Authors: Johnny A. Uelmen Jr., Andrew Clark, John Palmer, Jared Kohler, Landon C. Van Dyke, Russanne Low, Connor D. Mapes and Ryan M. Carney
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:28
  3. The negative effect of air pollution on human health is widely reported in recent literature. It typically involves urbanized areas where the population is concentrated and where most primary air pollutants a...

    Authors: Lorenza Gilardi, Mattia Marconcini, Annekatrin Metz-Marconcini, Thomas Esch and Thilo Erbertseder
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:11
  4. This article begins by briefly examining the multitude of ways in which climate and climate change affect human health and wellbeing. It then proceeds to present a quick overview of how geospatial data, method...

    Authors: Maged N. Kamel Boulos and John P. Wilson
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:2

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original research and methodology articles reporting new and recent geospatial approaches of broad, international significance. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Recent advances in geospatial techniques for monitoring and mitigating climate change effects on human health" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer-review process. The peer-review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.