Special Issue "Ecologically Sustainable Forest Management"

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Ecology and Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Takuo Nagaike
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Guest Editor
Yamanashi Forest Research Institute, Japan
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Interests: ecologically sustainable forest management; deer; plantation; forest science; ecosystem services
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Dear Colleagues,

To achieve ecologically sustainable forest management, we must consider various aspects, not only sustaining yield and economic returns, but also other ecosystem services. Some techniques to enhance yield from forests, such as herbicide spraying and exotic plantations, have been applied, but such techniques can be harmful to other ecosystem services. To compromise and solve such issues, more discussion and case studies are necessary from local to global scales.

At present, stakeholders in forest and forestry sectors and using forest resources are focusing on accomplishing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as the UN Forum on Forests notes that forest activities contribute to the achievement of 14 out of 17 SDG targets. Thus, the stakeholders should be interested in how forests can be managed for ecologically sustainable forest management.

This Special Issue welcomes contributions about natural, social, and interdisciplinary approaches to accomplishing proper ecologically sustainable forest management.

Dr. Takuo Nagaike
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • ESG investment
  • forest certification
  • ecosystem services
  • conserving biological diversity

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Base Cation Fluxes from the Stemflow in Three Mixed Plantations in the Rainy Zone of Western China
Forests 2019, 10(12), 1101; https://doi.org/10.3390/f10121101 - 02 Dec 2019
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Base cation transfer from stemflow is an important process for nutrient transfer and plays a key role in maintaining the balance of soil nutrient pools. To research the differences of stemflow chemistry in mixed plantations, we conducted a continuous field experiment in the [...] Read more.
Base cation transfer from stemflow is an important process for nutrient transfer and plays a key role in maintaining the balance of soil nutrient pools. To research the differences of stemflow chemistry in mixed plantations, we conducted a continuous field experiment in the rainy zone of Western China from December 2016 to November 2017. Three representative mixed plantations, including a conifer–broadleaved mixed plantation, a deciduous broadleaved mixed plantation and a multispecies mixed plantation, were selected to investigate the concentration and flux characteristics of K+, Na+, Ca2+ and Mg2+ in stemflow. The results showed that: (1) the K+, Na+, Ca2+ and Mg2+ fluxes ranged from 1.75 to 2.44 kg ha−1 year−1, 0.14 to 0.24 kg ha−1 year−1, 1.25 to 2.11 kg ha−1 year−1, and 0.40 to 0.60 kg ha−1 year−1 in these mixed plantations during the one-year observation, and the annual or seasonal (i.e., rainy or dry season) base cation fluxes in the stemflow varied slightly with the plantation types; (2) broadleaved trees had a higher average stemflow base cation contribution rate and flux-based enrichment ratio than coniferous trees, and the enrichment ratios showed a decreasing tendency with increasing trunk diameter; (3) the stemflow base cation concentration was higher in the dry season, while flux was observed to be higher in the rainy season. These results suggested that increasing the proportion of broadleaved species in mixed plantations might improve soil nutrient content and benefit material cycling in subtropical forest ecosystems. Full article
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