Special Issue "Management of Family Forests"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020) | Viewed by 5288
Interests: ecosystem services; family forest owners; forest management planning; forest owners decision-making; non-timber forest products; reconcilation of use of natural resources
Family-owned forests vary widely in size, vegetation type, and management. In addition, the characteristics of the owners and their ownership goals can be quite different. Variation also exists both between different geographical locations as well as within certain regions. This is a benefit, leading to a diversity of forest types and giving endless opportunities for high quality and interesting research. As the role of forest resources has been highlighted recently in research about climate change mitigation and the bioeconomy, the need to study family forest management, the use of these forests, as well as motivations and decision making processes of family owners, has become increasingly important.
This Special Issue of Forests is focused on research related to management of family forests and the behaviour of these forest owners as ultimate decision makers in their forest properties. Research articles may focus on any aspect of forest management that could result in increased material and immaterial benefits to family forest owners, introduction of public or privately funded governance mechanisms that support the increased provision of biodiversity and ecosystem services from family forests as well as owner participation in these programs, and finally related investigations on owner characteristics and opinions. Studies in which comparisons between countries or regions are made with respect to the above mentioned topics, are also welcome.
Dr. Mikko Kurttila
Dr. Emily S. Huff
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 2000 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.
- Family forest owners
- Decision making
- Forest management
- Governance mechanisms