Special Issue "Tropical Forests and Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation"
A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017).
Interests: tropical forest restoration; forest economics; tropical mixed species plantations; socio-economic aspects of tropical reforestation; hydrological and nutrient impacts of reforestation; small-scale and community forestry; carbon dynamics in tropical forests; climate change policy and forests; multi-dimensional reporting systems; management of tropical forests
Interests: biodiversity conservation; ecosystem functioning and processes; land-use/cover dynamics; forests; rural livelihoods; socio-economic aspects of forestry
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Tropical forests are rich in biodiversity and are important in regulating global climate, including its role as a major reservoir of atmospheric carbon. More than 500 million people also live in tropical forests and are somehow dependent on it for their livelihood. Despite its significant role in people’s life and climatic regulation, deforestation rates are still high in the tropics, accounting for almost 20 percent of the global anthropogenic emission. At the same time, a rapid change in the composition, structure, and function of tropical forests is currently taking place due to the changing global climate.
This Special Issue is aimed to attract case studies and evidence from across the tropics about how climate change is impacting tropical forests and the livelihood of forest dependent people. Submission can cover, but is not limited to: the impact of climate change on forest biodiversity; ecosystem services, and function; the role of tropical forests in mitigating climate change by carbon sequestration and storage in the context of REDD+ and other global initiatives; and how tropical forests are helping to adapt local people in a changing climatic situation with its role in improving households’ resilience during the time of adversity.
Prof. Dr. John Herbohn
Dr. Sharif Ahmed Mukul
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. Environments 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 1000 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.
- tropical forests
- climate change
- forest dependent