Call for Papers: Environment and Society

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Environment and Society

Advances in Research


Thematic Focus: Flood and Fire


Call for Papers

Volume 14 (2023)


Editors: Jerry Jacka and Amelia Moore


The increased warming of the planet over the past several decades is one of the main forces driving flood and fire and its impacts on living systems. The earth is experiencing more heat waves, intense droughts, longer and more extreme fire seasons, increased hurricane activity and intensity, and sea level rise, to name the most common environmental problems endured by more and more people around the world. From fires in Amazonia, Australia, California, and the eastern Mediterranean, to floods in Germany, the southeastern US, China, and Thailand, the world is beset by the incongruities between too much heat and too much water. We are using the theme of Flood and Fire to examine these contemporary crises and responses to extreme phenomena that are devastating and transforming communities, ecologies, and governing processes around the planet. We are keeping this call intentionally broad in order to capture a wide range of perspectives and approaches, both theoretical and methodological.


Environment and Society is a review journal that appears once per year. Its papers are meant to review substantial bodies of literature that inform the author's perspective, and we expect contributions to this issue to contain substantial literature reviews. We also find that the best papers tend to include original research material in their work. We therefore look for papers which blend original work and literature review with an explicit focus on the concepts and ideas that inform the paper topic.


Possible topics for this issue could include but are not limited to:

• Flood

• Fire

• Smoke

• Drought

• Heat

• Sea Level Rise

• Storms


Key Dates

Abstracts Due (up to 250 words)

November 15, 2021


Notifications for Authors

December 15, 2021


Completed Articles Due for Initial Review

July 1, 2022


Final Submission Due

May 1, 2023


Please submit at 250-word abstract to to be considered for this special issue of Environment and Society: Advances in Research. Please send all inquiries to or For more information, visit


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