Call for Chapters: Natural Resource Management Issues in Human-Influenced Landscapes


dilini hemachandra, Faculty of Agriculture University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Jeevika Weerahewa, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: July 27, 2022
Full Chapters Due: October 9, 2022
Submission Date: October 9, 2022


Researchers working on natural resource management issues in human-influenced landscapes need to be able to elicit both biophysical and socio-economic information and to explore the interaction between these realms to identify appropriate management options. Biophysical scientists are increasingly interested in undertaking research on natural resources management. This, however, requires a sensitivity to the socio-ecological dimensions in a landscape and at least a basic understanding of how to incorporate such in the research designing phase failing of which may result in misleading results and their misinterpretation, limiting the overall relevance of the research. In some cases, the recommendations arising from such research can even be counterproductive. Therefore, a researcher in natural resource management is required to know the application of quantitative, qualitative and participatory approaches to research may be as a set of tools available for him/her or in order to appreciate and contribute to in a cross disciplinary research setting. Research designs for field research is an art as much as a science. Veteran researchers tackle it with their years of experience and usually not documented. There is a need to document such research designing experience for the benefit of young researches. This book is a collection of chapters dedicated to share researcher's experience in research designing for studies on natural resource management issues in human influenced landscapes.


The purpose of the book is to document the first hand research designing experience of prolific researchers for the knowledge of budding researchers which are not usually shared in journal publications. The chapters will showcase cases narrated by the authors about their field experiences, cross country comparisons with photographs taken in the field where necessary. The teachers and research supervisors in natural resource management could recommend the relevant chapters with the students and interested researchers as supplementary reading on research designing for field research in human influenced landscapes.

Target Audience

Senior Undergraduate Students and Masters students enrolled in Ecology, Environment Science, Natural Resource Management. Teachers and research supervisors in Ecological Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Fisheries and Wild Life Management, Biodiversity and Environment Management Masters Programmes

Recommended Topics

Field research designs for agroforestry management Field research designs for aquaculture and fisheries management Field research designs for water management Field research designs for ethnobotany studies Field research designs for common resources management Field research designs for soil management Field research designs for village tank cascade systems Field research designs for agriculture landscapes Field research designs for biodiversity studies Field research designs for social structure, agency and culture studies

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July 27, 2022, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by August 10, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by October 9, 2022, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Natural Resource Management Issues in Human-Influenced Landscapes. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2023.

Important Dates

July 27, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
August 10, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
October 9, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
November 22, 2022: Review Results Returned
January 3, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
January 17, 2023: Final Chapter Submission


dilini hemachandra
Faculty of Agriculture University of Peradeniya

Jeevika Weerahewa
University of Peradeniya


Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences; Social Sciences and Humanities
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