Special Issue "Monitoring and Management of Forest Recovery"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 June 2019
Forests worldwide are experiencing disturbances of both natural and anthropogenic origin, at many different spatial scales. Although this has been true throughout history, it is becoming increasingly difficult to categorize many disturbances, given that humans are altering the very climates that drive many so-called “natural” disturbances. This will become even more complex in the future, as biotic and abiotic factors interact to create disturbances with unknown outcomes. The ability of our forests to recover from future disturbances relies in large part on our ability to encourage succession and recovery in ways that incorporate the ecological integrity of the forest system. This issue aims to explore creative approaches to restoring forest systems following disturbance, and monitoring that recovery (please note that submissions should include some form of active restoration management, not monitoring alone). Manuscripts submitted may focus on disturbances at the stand/community to the ecosystem level, with emphasis on the methods used to facilitate restoration and to record changes over time as they relate to biotic and/or abiotic factors. Authors should link their work not only to the disturbance that was most recently experienced, but also to ecological resilience as it relates to possible future disturbances.
Prof. Sarah L. Hall
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.
- Ecosystem services