Special Issue "Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2019
Forests are often managed for the supply of forest products such as timber, pulpwood, fuelwood, medicines, resins, and food. They are also managed for ecosystem services such as watershed protection, carbon sequestration, and airshed production. In addition, forests provide recreational opportunities and spiritual aspects that people value. Central to all these interests is forest biodiversity, the variety of life from genes to species and habitat types. Among terrestrial habitats, forests are the most biodiverse because of their structural heterogeneity and variety of available niches.
Management strategies often produce very different types of forests including protected areas for recreation and/or conservation of biodiversity, naturally regenerated native forests for wood production, monoculture plantations of native or exotic species for pulp or paper, and short-rotation biomass plantations. Regardless of objectives, forest managements are confronted by challenges ranging from increasing demand for forest products, land-use policies, invasive pests and pathogens, and climate change.
This Special Issue of Forests focuses on strategies to mitigate human pressures on managed forests with respect to maintenance of biological diversity. Manuscripts on any aspect of biological diversity conservation in managed forests are welcome, but of particular interest are manuscripts that offer strategies for maintaining biodiversity that do not significantly compromise the sustainable flow of forest products, ecosystem services, and recreational opportunities in managed forests.
Dr. Todd Fredericksen
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.
- forest ecology
- forest management