Understanding past and present Earth system processes is one of the most important key toward prediction, mitigation, and adaption of future climate change and impacts to human societies. The main objective of the proposing special issue for SPEPS is to collect newly advanced research results relevant to the hot scientific issue presented in the “3rd International Conference on Quaternary and Future Earth: Harmonious Coexistence of Ocean and Humans (June 11-13, 2019, Keelung, Taiwan)” and “1st International Symposium of Multiscale Climate Variability and Dynamics, Oct. 10-19, 2019, Xian, China)” (See Programs in Appendix) and aim to publish a collection of thematically coherent original research articles related to geological/biological studies for Quaternary ocean and climate variability with modern analogues, new proxy climate records with new observations and calibrations, biological ecosystem and environmental changes that are implicative of anthropogenic impacts to coastal and ocean environments, etc.. We will invite in particular authors to contribute original articles and review articles that bring results related to global change from disciplinary and interdisciplinary viewpoints and anticipate to draw attentions from wider readerships with policymakers and researchers sought to emphasize an inter-disciplinary approach in studying this important topics, and use this as a seed to pair geologists and oceanographers and other scientists with environmental and bio-geological expertise to tackle the environmental crisis that we will face by the end of this century.
Hai XU, Tianjin University, China
Francisco William da CRUZ, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Min-Te CHEN, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan
Hasrizal Bin SHAARI, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia