Series - War, Conflict and the Environment

War is not just a humanitarian crisis; it has critical environmental implications as well. This series offers valuable insight to those seeking to understand how armed conflict has shaped human societies and their relationships with the natural world. Featuring work by scholars with diverse disciplinary expertise, Studies in War, Conflict, and the Environment seeks to illuminate the ways societies have targeted, protected, exploited, litigated, and otherwise interacted with nature in the context of military affairs. Spanning the fields of law, politics, history, geography, anthropology, and more, this series is the first to approach the subject of war’s impact on nature from multiple theoretical standpoints and to incorporate analyses of developments before, during, and after armed conflicts occur. The series is global in scope and spans all historical periods. Volumes in the series analyze a wide array of subjects, including, among others: conflict driven by environmental change; environmental consequences of armed conflict; environmental change resulting from war-planning, weapons development, and peace-time military training; exploration of post-war diplomatic negotiations that address resource or other environmental considerations; war-related demographic shifts that have direct or implicit environmental ramifications; and reconstruction efforts during and after major conflicts and their environmental implications. Regardless of the specific focus, each volume in this series takes nature seriously as a critical element in human conflict.

Artistic representation of a battlefield during WWI
Paul Nash, The Menin Road (1919),
collection of the Imperial War Museum,

Series editor

Lisa M Brady (history, Boise State University, Idaho, USA)

Editorial Board

Szilvia Csevar (international law, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands)
David Havlick (geography, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, USA)
Jun Jia (history, Beijing Normal University, PRC)
Louisa Lombard (anthropology, Yale University, USA)
Babak Rezaeedaryakenari (political science and conflict studies, Leiden University, Netherlands).