Special Issue "Forest Restoration and Regeneration"
A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2013)
Prof. Dr. Jean-Claude Ruel
Département des Sciences du Bois et de la Forêt, Faculté de Foresterie, de Géographie et de Géomatique, Université Laval, Pavillon Abitibi-Price, Local 2148, 2405, rue de la Terrasse, Québec G1V 0A6, Canada
Phone: 418 656 2131, poste 7665
Fax: 418 656 5262
Interests: windthrow; silviculture; applied ecology; forest management; ecosystem management; forest regeneration
Old-forests provide an array of economic and ecological services. However, past pressures on these forests have induced profound modifications of their structure and function. Among the most important shifts are a simplification of stand structure, a reduction of tree species diversity and of the dead wood component. All these changes are likely to impact animal species that depend on these attributes. In some other cases, tree quality has been reduced and future yields may be compromised, limiting the use that can be made of these forests in the future. Given the current interest for sustainable forest management and the protection of biodiversity, a number of initiatives have been taken to reintroduce some of these attributes. Sharing the knowledge issued from these initiatives will provide guidance for future restoration attempts.
The special issue on “Forest Restoration and Regeneration” is targeting papers dealing with restoring old-forests attributes. This includes regeneration of vulnerable species or species that were previously more abundant, as well as practices to modify the structure of existing stands or to improve tree quality in high-graded stands. In the planned special issue, Forests can accept both research papers and comprehensive review articles.
Prof. Dr. Jean-Claude Ruel
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 monthly journal published by MDPI.
- old forests
- dead wood
- stand structure
- species composition
Article: Late-Successional and Old-Growth Forests in the Northeastern United States: Structure, Dynamics, and Prospects for Restoration
Forests 2013, 4(4), 1055-1086; doi:10.3390/f4041055
Received: 2 July 2013; in revised form: 9 November 2013 / Accepted: 14 November 2013 / Published: 26 November 2013| PDF Full-text (1655 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Assessing the Potential Stem Growth and Quality of Yellow Birch Prior to Restoration: A Case Study in Eastern Canada
Forests 2013, 4(4), 766-785; doi:10.3390/f4040766
Received: 2 July 2013; in revised form: 17 September 2013 / Accepted: 22 September 2013 / Published: 30 September 2013| PDF Full-text (828 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Distribution and Variation of Forests in China from 2001 to 2011: A Study Based on Remotely Sensed Data
Forests 2013, 4(3), 632-649; doi:10.3390/f4030632
Received: 7 June 2013; in revised form: 7 July 2013 / Accepted: 15 July 2013 / Published: 2 August 2013| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (848 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Review: Managing Understory Vegetation for Maintaining Productivity in Black Spruce Forests: A Synthesis within a Multi-Scale Research Model
Forests 2013, 4(3), 613-631; doi:10.3390/f4030613
Received: 14 June 2013; in revised form: 11 July 2013 / Accepted: 12 July 2013 / Published: 23 July 2013| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (1450 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Seed Size, the Only Factor Positively Affecting Direct Seeding Success in an Abandoned Field in Quebec, Canada
Forests 2013, 4(2), 500-516; doi:10.3390/f4020500
Received: 23 April 2013; in revised form: 6 June 2013 / Accepted: 14 June 2013 / Published: 21 June 2013| PDF Full-text (621 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Afforestation of Boreal Open Woodlands: Early Performance and Ecophysiology of Planted Black Spruce Seedlings
Forests 2013, 4(2), 433-454; doi:10.3390/f4020433
Received: 16 April 2013; in revised form: 24 May 2013 / Accepted: 29 May 2013 / Published: 20 June 2013| Cited by 3 | PDF Full-text (1352 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Forests 2013, 4(2), 364-385; doi:10.3390/f4020364
Received: 25 March 2013; in revised form: 9 May 2013 / Accepted: 10 May 2013 / Published: 22 May 2013| Cited by 7 | PDF Full-text (820 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Allometry for Biomass Estimation in Jatropha Trees Planted as Boundary Hedge in Farmers’ Fields
Forests 2013, 4(2), 218-233; doi:10.3390/f4020218
Received: 19 February 2013; in revised form: 25 March 2013 / Accepted: 26 March 2013 / Published: 11 April 2013| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (699 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: American Chestnut Growth and Survival Five Years after Planting in Two Silvicultural Treatments in the Southern Appalachians, USA
Forests 2012, 3(4), 1017-1033; doi:10.3390/f3041017
Received: 20 August 2012; in revised form: 26 October 2012 / Accepted: 31 October 2012 / Published: 9 November 2012| Cited by 4 | PDF Full-text (234 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Last update: 4 June 2014