Special Issue "Promoting Biodiversity in Forest and Landscape Restoration"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2021.
The promise of forest and landscape restoration (FLR), either through assisting natural regeneration or active planting for supporting global commitments regarding climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation, and halting desertification, has never been greater. However, too often insufficient attention is still being given to the integration of biodiversity in (especially large-scale) restoration projects. Restoring ecosystems that become self-sustaining and able to persist under a changing climate requires the consideration of all levels of diversity, from soil–plant and plant–animal interactions, over genetic, functional, and species diversity, to landscape and ecosystem diversity. Approaches to FLR that embrace diversity are also more likely to generate an abundance of ecosystem services, and as such can lead to multiple wins. For this Special Issue we welcome submissions that showcase the importance, feasibility, and/or benefits of integrating biodiversity in FLR.
Dr. Evert Thomas
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Diversity is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- forest and landscape restoration
- ecological restoration
- genetic diversity
- functional traits
- soil–plant interactions
- plant–animal interactions, pollination, seed dispersal