Special Issue "Adaptation of Forests and Forest Management to Climate Change"
A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2011)
Prof. Dr. Rodney J. Keenan
Head of Department of Resource Management and Geography, Director of Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research, Melbourne School of Land and Environment, The University of Melbourne, 221 Bouverie St Carlton, VIC, 3010 Australia
Phone: +61 (0) 3 9035 8227
Fax: +61 (0) 3 9349 4218
Interests: forests and climate change (mitigation and adaptation); forest assessment and planning; ecology and nutrient cycling; computer modelling of ecosystem functioning; forest and international development policy
Forests are a critical component of the global carbon cycle and have an important role in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change. Forests will also be fundamentally affected by climate change in their composition, functioning and distribution. Different management approaches will be required that anticipate and address the potential implications of climate change whether forests are being managed primarily for conservation, production, protection or other uses. Forests are also a vital part of comprehensive, landscape-scale adaptation responses to climate change particularly in the developing world.
This special issue is seeking contributions on climate change adaptation in the management of planted and natural forests. It provides an opportunity for researchers to present the results of studies on the biophysical impacts of climate change on forests and for those working on potential management or policy responses to climate change. It aims to provide an up-to-date compendium of recent research in this field from around the world.
Prof. Dr. Rodney J. Keenan
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Forests is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- climate change
- adaptation response
- adaptive management
- sustainable forest management
Forests 2011, 2(3), 730-740; doi:10.3390/f2030730
Received: 5 July 2011; in revised form: 8 August 2011 / Accepted: 29 August 2011 / Published: 5 September 2011| Download PDF Full-text (699 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: A Flexible Hybrid Model of Life Cycle Carbon Balance for Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda L.) Management Systems
Forests 2011, 2(3), 749-776; doi:10.3390/f2030749
Received: 13 May 2011; in revised form: 3 August 2011 / Accepted: 1 September 2011 / Published: 15 September 2011| Download PDF Full-text (727 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Modeling Effects of Climate Change and Fire Management on Western White Pine (Pinus monticola) in the Northern Rocky Mountains, USA
Forests 2011, 2(4), 832-860; doi:10.3390/f2040832
Received: 1 August 2011; in revised form: 13 September 2011 / Accepted: 23 September 2011 / Published: 12 October 2011| Download PDF Full-text (2701 KB) | Download XML Full-text |
Communication: Making the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) More Responsive to the Livelihood Needs of Tree Planting Farmers, Drawing on Previous Experience in Dryland Sudan
Forests 2011, 2(4), 948-960; doi:10.3390/f2040948
Received: 21 September 2011; in revised form: 21 October 2011 / Accepted: 3 November 2011 / Published: 9 November 2011| Download PDF Full-text (125 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Reviewing the Science and Implementation of Climate Change Adaptation Measures in European Forestry
Forests 2011, 2(4), 961-982; doi:10.3390/f2040961
Received: 5 July 2011; in revised form: 29 August 2011 / Accepted: 3 November 2011 / Published: 11 November 2011| Download PDF Full-text (196 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Structure and Regeneration Patterns of Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii Natural Forests: A Basic Knowledge for Adaptive Management in a Changing Climate
Forests 2011, 2(4), 1013-1030; doi:10.3390/f2041013
Received: 12 September 2011; in revised form: 17 October 2011 / Accepted: 2 December 2011 / Published: 9 December 2011| Download PDF Full-text (360 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Climate Change Mitigation Through Reduced-Impact Logging and the Hierarchy of Production Forest Management
Forests 2012, 3(1), 59-74; doi:10.3390/f3010059
Received: 21 November 2011; in revised form: 30 December 2011 / Accepted: 10 January 2012 / Published: 20 January 2012| Download PDF Full-text (270 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Forests 2012, 3(1), 75-82; doi:10.3390/f3010075
Received: 4 January 2012; in revised form: 9 January 2012 / Accepted: 9 January 2012 / Published: 30 January 2012| Download PDF Full-text (45 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 5 October 2012