Soil Bioengineering and Ecological Restoration in Forestry

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Soil".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2024 | Viewed by 139

Special Issue Editor

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Institute of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary
Interests: soil analysis; soil microbiology; DIRT experiment; plant analysis; instrumental analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A comprehensive view of soil bioengineering and ecological restoration practices in forestry represents a transformative approach that can be used to address environmental challenges and promote sustainable land management. 

Specific plant species can enhance biodiversity and contribute to soil stability, as well as the strategic implementation of erosion control blankets and other biodegradable materials. Reforestation and habitat restoration strategies focus on rebuilding natural ecosystems after disturbances, fostering the resilience of plant and animal communities. Moreover, ecological restoration practices contribute to improved water quality by utilizing vegetation to mitigate soil erosion and stabilize stream banks.

In light of climate change, these practices play a vital role in enhancing ecosystem resilience and adaptation. Sustainable land management principles guide the integration of human activities with restoration goals, ensuring the long-term health and productivity of forested areas. Ongoing long-term monitoring and assessment efforts help evaluate the success of creating climate resilience forest ecosystems. 

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • erosion control and soil stabilization;
  • tree breeding and biotechnology;
  • reforestation and habitat restoration;
  • forest soil management;
  • climate resilience and adaptation;
  • sustainable land management;
  • remote sensing;
  • carbon sequestration.

Dr. Áron Béni
Guest Editor

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  • forest ecology
  • carbon sequestration
  • climate change impacts
  • climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • remote sensing
  • forest soil management

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