Special Issue "Diverse Forestry Systems for Cleaner Production towards the Bio-Based Economy and Sustainable Development"

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Economics, Policy, and Social Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (12 April 2023) | Viewed by 803

Special Issue Editors

Thapar School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala 147004, Punjab, India
Interests: biomass and bioenergy production; sustainability analysis of biofuel production; agroforestry; urban forestry; land restoration; phytoremediation; ecological restoration
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Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor Barat 16115, Indonesia
Interests: forest landscape restoration; landscape sustainability, biodiversity, ecosystem services; forest biomass; bioenergy and carbon sequestration
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Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Applied Sciences and Humanities, GLA University, Mathura 281406, UP, India
Interests: land restoration; biomonitoring, bioremediation and bioeconomy; plant-microbe-pollutant interactions
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1. NUS Environmental Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117411, Singapore
2. Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, India
Interests: agroecosystem management; biofertilizers; climate resilient agriculture; food and nutritional security; plant-microbe interactions; resource conservation practices
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The rapid growth in the population has created tremendous pressure on various natural resources, including forest resources, for harnessing several ecosystem services. The most common trade-off is deforestation for obtaining benefits such as the production of food, fodder, fuel, and development of infrastructure amid urban sprawling and industrialization. These approaches usually result in land abandonment, degradation, or the development of urban heat islands, subsequently leading to unforeseen consequences at regional and global scales. Therefore, the unprecedented increase in the worldwide population has urged humanity to seek exploration and development in various dimensions, including diverse forestry practices. These practices can help pioneer and assure human adaptability towards socio-ecological and economic interfaces under changing climatic conditions.

Consequently, it could further help to build a bio-based economy for a sustainable future. Hence, innovative and sustainable forestry practices are imperative to address sustainability challenges in the current decade of ecosystem restoration. In this regard, the present Special Issue, Diverse Forestry Systems for Cleaner Production towards the Bio-Based Economy and Sustainable Development,” aims to congregate the notable research for addressing the diverse issues of forestry practices developed for improving human well-being and meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. This Special Issue is looking original research, reviews, short communications, monographs, or opinions related (but not limited) to:

  • Forest landscape restoration for bioenergy parks, aesthetic development, and other benefits;
  • Innovative forestry systems in urbs, sub-urbs, and agriscapes for sustaining green spaces;
  • Urban forestry and management practices for multipurpose benefits and sustainable cities;
  • Sustainability assessments of community and urban forestry practices;
  • Phytochemicals and value-added byproducts from sustainable forestry systems;
  • Agroforestry as a sustainable approach towards bioeconomy.

Dr. Sheikh Adil Edrisi
Dr. Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil Abhilash
Dr. Himlal Baral
Dr. Vishal Tripathi
Dr. Rama Kant Dubey
Guest Editors

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  • forest landscape restoration
  • biomass and bioenergy production
  • sustainability assessment
  • green space development
  • urban forestry and agroforestry
  • remote sensing and GIS approaches
  • policy implications
  • value-added products and bio-economy
  • decision-making and forestry plantations
  • land suitability and indigenous practices

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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