Special Issue "Forest Decision and Insurance"

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Economics, Policy, and Social Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2022 | Viewed by 259

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Stephane Couture
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Guest Editor
MIAT, French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE), Université de Toulouse, F-31320 Castanet Tolosan, France
Interests: risk; uncertainty; insurance; water; forest; agriculture; modelling; experimental economics; decision-making
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Dr. Marielle Brunette
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Guest Editor
BETA, French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE), 54000 Nancy, France
Interests: risk; uncertainty; insurance; forest; agriculture; modeling; experimental economics; decision-making

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the context of climate change, forests are increasingly subject to hazards, mainly of a climatic nature, whose consequences are often drastic and their predictions uncertain. Faced with this threat, forest owners are seeking to protect themselves against possible losses as a consequence of climate change. Despite the frequently catastrophic nature of these uncertainties, forest owners can undertake prevention and hedging activities to protect themselves from such calamities. The practice of these prevention and hedging activities in the event of such uncertainties are not only based on resource management strategies, but also on economic hedging tools that include the private insurance market. It is therefore essential to study the viability of these standard economic prevention and hedging tools in an uncertain context and to consider the proposition of alternative hedging instruments. The permanent evolution of the climate, the increase in the occurrence of extreme events, and the stronger correlation between the risks result in the investigation of the actuarial principle of insurance.

This Special Issue of Forests invites innovative scientific contributions that address forest management at different local, regional, or global levels integrating an insurance dimension to these varying forms of management. The current Special Issue is concerned with research that addresses the connections between forests, climate change, prevention, and insurance. The Special Issue invites submissions of papers that explore the challenges focused on or related to this topic using an interdisciplinary approach, with an emphasis on the methodological or empirical dimensions of insurance and forest management.

Dr. Stephane Couture
Dr. Marielle Brunette
Guest Editors

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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 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.


  • forest management
  • insurance
  • climate change
  • uncertainty
  • politics

Published Papers

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