Special Issue "Planning and Optimization of Urban and Peri-urban Forests"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
Attention to the use and importance of the urban and peri-urban forests has been frequently given during the last years. Due to increasing urbanization, this forest is widely used for recreation activities. However, at the same time, nature conservation and wood production continues to be important because of the expected increases in biomass demand in the rise of a bio-based economy. Unfortunately, forest management for wood production is often in conflict with management for ecological and social values of the forest because they pose different demands on the forest condition. As a result, tools that can analyze synergies and trade-offs between different forest values are needed. To handle the huge number of alternatives in forest management that make the planning exercise a formidable challenge, a promising option is to base these tools on optimization modelling. We encourage studies from different fields, including operation research and modelling to this Special Issue in order to promote knowledge about how to implement the balancing of economical, ecological and social values of the urban and peri-urban forest in forest planning, management and governance.
Dr. Karin Öhman
Dr. Jeannette Eggers
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.
- Ecosystem services
- Forest management
- Forest planning
- Mathematical programming
- Optimization methods
- Trade off analysis