Special Issue "Ecological Restoration for Sustainable Forest Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017)
Forests provide us various ecosystem services. Thus, ecosystem restoration of forests, which is defined as the process of assisted recovery of a forest ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged or destroyed, should focus on maintaining services from forests. Forests ecological restoration is one of the most important topics for sustainable forest resource management, as well as providing various other functions.
Forests are degraded, not only by forest management (e.g., intensive selective harvesting), but also herbivory (e.g., ungulates and insects). To resolve these issues, not only natural, but also social, sciences are important to plan and implement forest ecosystem restoration, because public awareness of forests is of deep interest.
This Special Issue welcomes contributions about natural, social and interdisciplinary approaches to accomplish proper forest ecological restoration.
Dr. Takuo Nagaike
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Target of the restoration
- Sustainable forest management
- Overabundant/outbreaks of herbivory
- Social participation
- Ecological integrity