Dykes breaching caldera

Dykes and volcanic edifice collapse

  • Samuel T. Thiele
  • Alexander R. Cruden
  • Steven Micklethwaite


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    We are welcoming submissions to our curated open collections, including:

  • * Change in the Amazon
  • * Human health and the environment
  • * Marine heatwaves
  • * Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals
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    Communications Earth & Environment has a 2-year impact factor of 7.9 (2022).

  • Median time from submission to the first editorial decision is 6 days.
  • Articles in Communications Earth & Environment were downloaded 6473 times on average in the first 12 months after publication.
  • Henry Hoult

    We thank Henry Hoult of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand for his excellent and helpful contributions to peer review at Communications Earth & Environment.


  • Terrestrial ecosystems in China have become more sensitive to declining water demand, changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration, and solar radiation over the past two decades, suggests an analysis of vegetation productivity data using explainable machine learning over the period 2001–2021.

    • Ying Hu
    • Fangli Wei
    • Chuanlian Sun
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Large container seaports have expanded seaward rapidly since 1990 through coastal land reclamation, but the relationship between expansion and container throughput volume varies by the individual ports, according to a geospatial analysis of global satellite images and maritime trade data.

    • Dhritiraj Sengupta
    • Eli D. Lazarus
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Satellite-derived leaf area and survey-based agricultural data indicate that dry season irrigation contributes to India’s greening, however land surface models struggle to accurately reproduce the greening trend and its drivers.

    • Taejin Park
    • Murali K. Gumma
    • Ramakrishna R. Nemani
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Blue carbon will not solve climate change. The effect is too small; existing sediment carbon stock is a liability; and there is a timescale mismatch between ancient fossil fuel emissions and uptake by vegetation. Clearer communication would support informed decision-making.

    • Sophia C. Johannessen
    • James R. Christian
    CommentOpen Access
  • The role of law and policy in encouraging a sustainable global diet is often underestimated. I argue that targeted laws and environmental policy are key to bring the agricultural sector on the path towards sustainability.

    • Rebecca Williams
    CommentOpen Access
  • Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) is a key element of any mitigation strategy aiming to achieve the long-term temperature goal of the Paris Agreement, as well as national net-zero and net-negative greenhouse gas emissions targets. For robust CDR policy, the credibility of certification schemes is essential.

    • Felix Schenuit
    • Matthew J. Gidden
    • Keywan Riahi
    CommentOpen Access
  • Unmanaged land areas are not included in current national reports on greenhouse gas emissions for the Paris Agreement. Here, we argue that carbon dioxide fluxes from all forest land need to be recorded in order to help tracking progress towards global climate targets.

    • Gert-Jan Nabuurs
    • Philippe Ciais
    • Brent Sohngen
    CommentOpen Access
  • The drivers of trends in methane concentrations in the atmosphere over past decades are still poorly understood. Simulations from a chemistry transport model and box model show that human activity is the main driver of a complex system.

    • Chris Wilson
    CommentOpen Access
Drone view of the green forests and brown rivers of the Amazonia

Change in the Amazon

In this Collection, we present a selection of papers that delve into both natural and human-induced disturbances in Amazonia and aim to address the environmental challenges facing this vital ecosystem through a multidisciplinary approach.
Open for submissions