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Special Issue "Economics of Tree Breeding and Management to Improve Timber Quality"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 August 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Anssi Ahtikoski

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Paavo Havaksentie 3, 90570 Oulu, Finland
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Interests: tree breeding and economics, stand-level optimization, cost-efficiency of biodiversity conservation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Large-scale tree improvement programs started in the mid of 20th century, and improved forest regeneration material has become an essential part of practical forestry in many countries around the world. Further, tree improvement has produced impressive results, both in increased volume production as well as in better timber quality. Compared to the vast literature showing these advances of tree breeding in physical terms, there is, however, a considerably smaller number of papers tackling the economics of tree breeding. Thus, there is a need for papers investigating the economic premises underlying tree breeding activities. Particularly, financial incentives associated with better timber quality (due to tree improvement) are of interest. This Special Issue of Forests, entitled “Economics of Tree Breeding and Management to Improve Timber Quality”, invites authors to submit manuscripts dealing with financial or economic analyses on tree breeding and management contributing timber quality, regardless of the tree species and geographic location.

Dr. Anssi Ahtikoski
Guest Editor

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.


  • tree improvement
  • tree breeding
  • timber quality
  • financial analysis
  • economic assessment

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