Special Issue "Watershed Scale Forest Restoration and Sustainable Development"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2019
Watershed management is an ever-evolving practice involving the management of land, water, biota, and other resources in a defined area for ecological, social, and economic purposes. In this Special Issue, we wish to explore the following questions: How has watershed management evolved? What new tools are available, such as developments in remote sensing, GIS, big data, cloud computing, and multi-level social-ecological systems analysis into watershed management strategies? How can the tools be integrated into sustainable watershed management? What kind of benefits might be obtained from integration across disciplines and jurisdictional boundaries, as well as the incorporation of technological advancements? We also welcome case studies of the successes and failures of integrated watershed management in addressing different ecological, social, and economic dilemmas in geographically diverse locations. We encourage studies from all fields, including integrated management policies, strategy development, traditional knowledge, cross-jurisdictional cooperation and information sharing, advanced data collection and analysis methods, and the consideration of both ecological and socio-economic concerns.
Prof. Dr. Guangyu Wang
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.
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- Integrated watershed management
- Adaptive management
- Climate change impacts
- Spatial analysis modelling
- Cloud computing and big data
- Social-ecological systems analysis
- Traditional ecological knowledge
- Watershed management
- Carbon Sequestration and management
- Ecosystem Services
- Land-use and land-cover change