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Quaternary and Future Earth: Harmonious Coexistence of Climate and Humans

Progress in Earth and Planetary Science welcomes submissions to the SPEPS series on '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.

Submission Instructions
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Progress in Earth and Planetary Science. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Progress in Earth and Planetary Science submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct SPEPS series please select the appropriate 'thematic series' in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the SPEPS series on 'Quaternary and Future Earth: Harmonious Coexistence of Climate and Humans'. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Submission start: 1st December 2019

Deadline for submissions: 31st July 2020

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

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:
• Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
• High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
• No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
• Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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  1. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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