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Special Issue "Effects of Forest Management Practices on Forest Biodiversity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019).
Human activities are affecting practically all ecosystems around the globe. In some cases, the changes have been drastic, and in the human time horizon, permanent. Examples of such extreme changes are the clearing of forests for agricultural land or settlement. In some cases, the changes are less extreme; for example, forestry or recreation activities may not completely change the forest ecosystems, but definitely do have biodiversity impacts. Increasing population and, at the same time, an increasing demand for replacing the use of non-renewable natural resources with renewable ones, is expected to increase the need for the active management of forests.
Forest scientists and ecologists have developed models for making scenarios of the development of forests under different management practices and other disturbances. To better understand the trade-offs between different ecosystem services, especially biodiversity and timber/bioeconomy production, we invite research articles on scenario analyses done at the regional or national levels. Research questions may include: Future development of forest biodiversity under different forest use scenarios, mitigating the impacts of forest management on biodiversity, comparison of alternative cutting regimes, cost-effective management of forest biodiversity.
Dr. Kari T. Korhonen
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 management
- scenario modeling
- biodiversity indicators