Special Issue "Forest Carbon Inventories and Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Prof. Dr. Tek Maraseni
Forest covers about 30% of the total world’s land area, but it stores 45% of terrestrial carbon. However, deforestation and forest degradation are still a major source of greenhouse gases (GHG); but, if appropriate mechanisms are in place and properly implemented, the forestry sector could reduce up to 5.5 GtCO2e emissions each year. Realizing this potential, 97 developing countries have included Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and 50 of these countries are aiming for emission reductions through forestry activities. However, there are concerns about the transparency, integrity and credibility of the GHG estimates. For the LULUCF sector, there is a massive difference in cumulative GHG emissions based on country reports and those estimated in scientific studies. This emphasizes the need of meeting IPCC and UNFCCC guidelines of principles of transparency, consistency, comparability, completeness and accuracy (TCCCA) in carbon inventories.
There are several forest management practices that could be instrumental in storing carbon and reducing GHG emissions from forests. We encourage studies from all forest management fields including, but not limited to, (1) five activities: reducing emissions from deforestation; reducing emissions from forest degradation; conservation of forest carbon stocks; sustainable management of forests; and enhancement of forest carbon stocks; (2) five carbon pools: above-ground biomass; below-ground biomass; dead wood; litter; and soil organic carbon; and (3) three GHGs: carbon dioxide (CO2); methane (CH4); and nitrous oxide (N2O).
Prof. Dr. Tek Maraseni
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 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.
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