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Call for Book Chapters “The Anthropocene and islands: vulnerability, adaptation and resilience to natural hazards and climate change”, Collana scientifica “Geographies of the Anthropocene” (Il Sileno Edizioni)

La quinta Call for Book Chapters della serie “Geographies of the Anthropocene” (Il Sileno Edizioni) è destinata a diventare un volume collettivo e multilingue dal titolo “The Anthropocene and islands: vulnerability, adaptation and resilience to natural hazards and climate change” (Lingue: Inglese, Spagnolo, Italiano e Francese) (Editors: Miquel Grimalt Gelabert, Director of the Geography Department, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain; Anton Micallef, Director of Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Dynamics, University of Malta, Malta, Joan Rossello Geli, Research Group of Climatology, Hydrology, Hazards and Landscape, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain).
La scadenza per la presentazione di eventuali abstract è prevista per il 31 gennaio 2020.
Tutte le informazioni sulla Call sono consultabili al seguente link: .

Le proposte dovranno essere inviate all'indirizzo e-mail: Tutti i capitoli saranno soggetti a double-blind peer review.


Populated islands are especially vulnerable territories to the threat of natural hazards. Risk has been constant presence throughout the historical evolution of islands and the human communities which live upon them. Such risks have provoked the need for measures to adapt and recover from impacts of natural hazards; mitigations that evolve with societal, political and economical fluctuations. Recently, anthropogenic climate change has increased the threats of natural hazards and their related risks. In this regard, new measures will be needed to overcome vulnerability or to resurrect forgotten measures from the past.
This volume aims to seek contributions regarding the variety of natural hazards and the mitigations which were and are being developed to cope with vulnerabilities affecting populations living on islands, to improve social resilience and reduce risk. On the other hand, climate change hazards and their effects should be studied, to identify possible measures to reduce potential vulnerabilities; mitigations which adapt, and prepare for possible scenarios in the near future.
The main themes of the volume, even if others can be presented if interesting, could be:
 Risks from the past: impacts and theoretical and practiced adaptation measures from official policies or popular societal answers.
 Climate change: impact of temperature increase, sea level rise and the higher climate variability from societal and economical points of view.
 Measures and actions of prevention, mitigation and adaptation to climate change effects on islands.
 Future impact scenarios and political proposals intended to correct future damages.
 Societal perception of climate change impacts: media polls as a way to analyze the situation as perceived by islands inhabitants.
 Transdisciplinary perspectives integrating literary, cultural and historical geographies of islands with geoscience and GIS approaches to natural hazards and possible mitigations.

Date importanti:
31 gennaio 2020: termine di presentazione della proposta/abstract;
15 febbraio 2020: Notifica di accettazione / rifiuto;
15 maggio 2020: invio del capitolo completo;
15 luglio 2020: notifica dopo il processo di double-blind peer review;
15 ottobre 2020: presentazione del capitolo nella versione finale, revisionata;
Novembre/Dicembre: Pubblicazione del volume.

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