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Quaternary and Future Earth: Harmonious Coexistence of Climate and Humans

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.

Associate Editors

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

  1. Investigating organic compounds in marine sediments can potentially unlock a wealth of new information in these climate archives. Here, we present pilot study results of organic geochemical features of long-ch...

    Authors: Xin Chen, Xiaodong Liu, Da-Cheng Lin, Jianjun Wang, Liqi Chen, Pai-Sen Yu, Linmiao Wang, Zhifang Xiong and Min-Te Chen
    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2021 8:23
  2. Microplastic pollutes water, land, air, and groundwater environments not only visually but also ecologically for plants, animals, and humans. Microplastic has been reported to act as vectors by sorbing polluta...

    Authors: Tan Suet May Amelia, Wan Mohd Afiq Wan Mohd Khalik, Meng Chuan Ong, Yi Ta Shao, Hui-Juan Pan and Kesaven Bhubalan
    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2021 8:12
  3. Due to high productivity, periodic submersion, and rapid sedimentation rate, mangroves are important carbon sinks in tropical-subtropical coastal zones. Mangrove expansion can significantly enhance burial carb...

    Authors: Tao Liu, Shengfa Liu, Bin Wu, Huipeng Xu and Hui Zhang
    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:71
  4. Tropical mangrove swamps are commonly characterized by dense networks of tidal channels that may show pronounced meandering and dendritic patterns. Channel meanders are sometimes accompanied by cut-offs, and, ...

    Authors: Hasrizal Shaari, Qatrunnada Mohd Nasir, Hui-Juan Pan, Che Abd Rahim Mohamed, Abdul Hafidz Yusoff, Wan Mohd Afiq Wan Mohd Khalik, Erick Naim, Riza Yuliratno Setiawan and Edward J. Anthony
    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:46
  5. Reconstruction of monsoon evolution in the tropical Indian Ocean and evaluation of its influence on large-scale ocean circulation and sea-air interaction processes can help us understand climate driving mechan...

    Authors: Shengfa Liu, Hui Zhang, Xuefa Shi, Min-Te Chen, Peng Cao, Ziye Li, Rainer Arief Troa, Rina Zuraida, Eko Triarso and Hendrizan Marfasran
    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:30
  6. We investigated an alkenone-based sea surface temperature (SST) and the hydrographic change records of the subarctic Northwestern (NW) Pacific from the last glacial to interglacial. The core we investigated is...

    Authors: Pai-Sen Yu, Chia-Ju Liao, Min-Te Chen, Jian-Jun Zou, Xuefa Shi, A. A. Bosin, Sergey A. Gorbarenko and Yusuke Yokoyama
    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:22
  7. Lithogenic grain-size, geochemical elements of core sediments from the central Bay of Bengal (BoB) were analyzed to identify sediment provenance and explore the regional “source-sink” processes since 25 ka. Ba...

    Authors: Jingrui Li, Shengfa Liu, Xuefa Shi, Min-Te Chen, Hui Zhang, Aimei Zhu, Jingjing Cui, Somkiat Khokiattiwong and Narumol Kornkanitnan
    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:16