Special Feature: Pan-Pacific Anthropocene
Image credit: Forbidden City shrouded in a severe sandstorm, one of important Anthropocene issues in the Pan-Pacific realm and world. (courtesy of the photographer, Mr. Lin Zhang of The Palace Museum, photographed on March 15, 2021, used with permission)
Collection launched: 21 January 2021
Chuan-Chou Shen, National Taiwan University
John Chiang, University of California, Berkeley
Yusuke Yokoyama, University of Tokyo
I-Ching Chen, National Cheng Kung University
Juan Liu, Guangzhou University
The Pan-Pacific realm features a richness of culture and civilizations, connected by the world's largest ocean. Over the past decades, rapid regional economic development has led to severe environmental pollution and ecological crises. This Special Feature invites contributions that advance our knowledge on the consequences of the Anthropocene on the Pan-Pacific realm, including environmental pollution, historical records, marine proxy records, biodiversity, ecosystem health, and human migrations. It also addresses management strategies towards regional and global environmental sustainability.
Additional articles under review.