Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research (AEER) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality peer-reviewed papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of environmental science and engineering. Work at any scale, from molecular biology through to ecology, is welcomed.

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Atmospheric pollutants
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  • Environmental microbiology
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  • Remediation of polluted soils and water
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  • Water and wastewater treatment engineering
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Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research publishes a variety of article types (Original Research, Review, Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, etc.). We encourage authors to be succinct; however, authors should present their results in as much detail as necessary. Reviewers are expected to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.


Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 6.1 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 16.1 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 9 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

Climate Change and Land

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2021 (Closed) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Nicole Mölders, PhD

Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Geophysical Institute and College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 903, Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7320, USA

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Research Interests: remote sensing; data analysis; atmospheric physics; climate change; hydrology; climate variability; precipitation; soil; environment

About This Topic

Land-cover and land-use changes have both natural and anthropogenic causes. Landslides, flooding, volcanic eruptions, and wildfires as well as glaciation of landmasses and receding of ice shields are natural disturbances by the processes of the of the Earth system and its orbital parameters. Anthropogenic changes are deforestation for agricultural use and grazing of life stock for food and clothing, construction of water reservoirs and usage of blue water, mining for raw material, afforestation and urbanization for shelter. While these anthropogenic land-cover and land-use changes serve the benefits and prosperity of humankind, they like the natural changes alter the water, energy and trace-gas cycles and their interaction at the interface Earth-atmosphere via the exchanges of sensible and latent heat and matter.

Due to the more than quadrupling of the Earth population such changes have accelerated over the last century and are anticipated to further increase in the future. This special issue calls for contributions from research on the impact of all kind of Earth surface changes on the atmospheric water, energy and trace gas cycle at all scales from the urban to planetary scale. Papers on urban forest, green and white roofs for improved thermal comfort, coastal urbanization as well as on improved agricultural, grazing and fire protection practices are of special interest.

Original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives are welcome in all areas pertinent to the topic. All accepted papers will be published totally free of charge.

Planned Papers

Title: How the interaction of heat waves and urban heat islands amplify urban warming
Author: Gemechu Fanta Garuma

Title: Projected Impacts of Climate Change on Stream Temperature in the Columbia River System
Author: John R. Yearsley

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office ( for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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Open Access Original Research

How the Interaction of Heatwaves and Urban Heat Islands Amplify Urban Warming

Received: 29 March 2022;  Published: 06 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202022


An increase in global temperature will likely result in more intense and frequent heatwaves that would last longer. Simultaneously, the growth of urban population requires more areas of land incorporated into urbanization, because most people are expected to live in cities, which will increase the intensity and duration of urban heat islands [...]
Open Access Original Research

Reconstruction of Anthropogenic Land-Cover Change for Middle America, 1500 CE

Received: 07 March 2021;  Published: 24 August 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2103020


This project demonstrates how to use existing syntheses of many decades of historical social science research to produce empirically derived land-use maps in a GIS for large regions for a specific target year at a resolution appropriate to the calibration of existing anthropogenic land-cover change (ALCC) models. Disagreement among [...]
Open Access Research Article

Modeling Tile Drainage Outflow in Thin Agricultural Soils with Impermeable under Layer in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Received: 30 December 2020;  Published: 28 June 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2102016


Subsurface tile drainage installation helps to maintain water table levels and to meet adequate crop moisture requirements. Artificial subsurface drainage continues to be a common practice in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) and elsewhere around the world. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of DRAINMOD [...]
Open Access Research Article

Initial Validation of a Replicated Field-scale Denitrifying Bioreactor Facility in a Boreal Environment

Received: 29 December 2020;  Published: 15 April 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2102005


Denitrifying bioreactor technology, where a solid carbon source (wood chips) acts as a reactive medium to intercept agricultural tile drainage water, has been successfully used to convert nitrate (NO3-) to di-nitrogen (N2) gas. Four full-size field-scale (80ft long x 10 ft. wide x 4 ft. deep), replicated wood chip bioreactors have been constru [...]
Open Access Original Research

How to Prioritize Voluntary Dietary Modification

Received: 03 August 2020;  Published: 25 December 2020;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2004005


Environmentally motivated voluntary diet modifications are the focus of much research and public discourse. Yet the nuanced multi-faceted, multi-dimensional nature of agriculture-earth interactions, and limited public environmental knowledge likely combine to undermine the efficacy of environmentally motivated dietary shifts, squandering limit [...]
Open Access Editorial

Climate Change and Land – Current Knowledge and Future Challenges

Received: 11 August 2020;  Published: 17 August 2020;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2003001