Special Issue "Adaptive Forest Management and Decision Making Models under Climate Change (Risk and Uncertainty)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2020).
Head of program / Landscape Dynamics and Biodiversity
Interests: forest planning; decision support systems; climate change impacts; conservation planning
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Due to their long-term natures, forests are particularly affected by climatic changes. Natural adaptation processes are unlikely to keep up with the speed of climatic changes in the next few decades. Particularly, extreme climatic events, such as periods of drought or strong winds, can cause extensive damage, and they may also reduce inertia and create options for new successional trajectories. However, we are facing novel conditions at local or regional scales, which are likely to be translated into new qualities of forest ecosystems. The driving mechanisms that are already going on and are expected to control future forests need to be better understood.
We encourage studies including experimental studies, models, to contribute to this Special Issue in order to promote knowledge on adaptive strategies for the preservation, management, and future development of forest ecosystems. This includes, growth and yield models, decision making models and decision support systems.Dr. Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo
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. Forests 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 Management
- Decision Making models
- Decision support tools
- Climate Change
- Ecosystem Services