Special Issue "Forest Landscape Restoration"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2019
Prof. Dr. Cara Nelson
W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation, Department of Ecosystem & Conservation Science, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812 USA
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Interests: Effects of Large-Scale Disturbance on Understory Plants and Trees; Efficacy and Ecological Impacts of Ecological Restoration Treatments; Sampling Methods for Detecting Changes in Understory Plant Abundance; Ecological Effects of Management Interventions.
Restoration of forest landscapes has moved from a small niche within natural management to a dominant activity for biodiversity conservation and improving human wellbeing across the globe. With ambitious global targets for forest restoration, like those set through the Bonn Challenge, there is need for additional guidance on the concept of forest landscape restoration, planning and prioritizing restoration activities, standards against which restoration achievements can be assessed, and policies and governance structures that encourage consideration of biodiversity from the local to the international level. Without such guidance, restoration actions may focus on a limited set of ecosystem services and may not be effective in achieving ecosystem repair.
This Special Issue is designed to clarify the concept of forest landscape restoration and to provide information relevant to achieving global targets and improving biodiversity outcomes. Research articles can focus on any aspect of forest landscape restoration, but must be broadly applicable. The Special Issue is not limited to ecological disciplines. Articles that focus on social issues related to forest landscape restoration are welcomed. If you have questions about whether your submission is appropriate, please email either of the guest editors.
Prof. Dr. Cara Nelson
Prof. Dr. Cristian Echeverria
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.
- Ecological restoration
- Large landscape conservation
- Biodiversity conservation
- Human wellbeing
- Forest management
- Prioritization and assessment
- Ecosystem governance