Special Issue "Forest Operations: Planning, Innovation and Sustainability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2019)
Prof. Dr. Enrico Marchi
GESAAF Department, University of Florence, Via S. Bonaventura 13, 50145 - Firenze, Italy
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Interests: forest operations, forest engineering, logging, harvesting, ergonomics, safety and health in forest operations, environmental impacts of forest operation, sustainability of forest operation, human factors, productivity, LCA
Since prehistory, wood has been a fundamental raw material. In recent years, wood demand has increased worldwide, and it is expected that it will continue to increase in the future, considering its role as a renewable material and taking into account the increasing world population. Sustainable management of forest resources is mandatory in order to maintain forests and their multiple functions for Society. In this context, wood harvesting and forest operations are very delicate issues to be studied and analyzed in order to reduce their potential and effective negative effects, maximizing productions and reducing the environmental impacts of forest operations. The aim of this Special Issue is to provide new information on different aspects related to innovation, sustainability and planning forest operations, such as the following: i) optimization of productivity in terms of both quantity and quality; ii) innovative planning of forest operations, including remote-sensing and ICT; iii) innovations in mechanization aimed at increasing the efficiency and/or safety of operations; iv) innovative approaches in reducing environmental impacts related with forest operations; v) forest road planning.Prof. Dr. Enrico Marchi
Dr. Francesco Neri
Dr. Andrea Laschi
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.
- Wood request
- Sustainable harvesting
- Environmental impacts
- Quality optimization
- Forest roads
- Health and safety