Special Issue "Forest Sustainable Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2017)
The departure and steep trajectory of climate trends over past norms threatens the resilience of our forest ecosystems and all that depend on them, including us. The current state of forests across northern latitudes and the cascade of associated ecological linkages and services that have been shaped slowly over thousands of years are now facing rapidly changing pressures for which there is no modern analog. Already, the frequency and severity of natural disturbance events, such as periods of drought, wildfire, and insect outbreak are on the rise. Stand-replacing disturbance events under current climate pressures may initiate new trajectories in forest succession and ecosystem response at different scales that are unprecedented and difficult to forecast given our current knowledge. New and coordinated forest management strategies offer both opportunities to better understand novel successional effects of climate change, as well as time to conserve and bolster the resilience of existing forest ecosystems. Hence, studies from all aspects of forest management and forest ecology research are encouraged, including, but not limited to, ecological forestry, monitoring approaches and forecast modeling, to contribute to this Special Issue in order to promote knowledge and adaptation strategies for the preservation, management and future development of forest ecosystems.
Dr. Peter Wolter
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.
- Satellite Monitoring of Forest Ecosystems
- Forest Disturbance and Change Detection
- Spruce Budworm Outbreaks
- Forest Structure Modeling
- Ecological Forest Management
- Forest Fuels Mapping
- Forest Fires, Regeneration
- Forest Succession & Modeling