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Special Issue "Agroforestry Systems: The Role of Trees in Ecosystem Services—A Special Issue in Collaboration with the 4th World Congress on Agroforestry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (8 October 2019).
Dr. Yi Cheng
School of Geographic Science, Nanjing Normal University, No.1, Wenyuan Road, Xianlin University District, Nanjing, China
Interests: plant and soil interaction; the effects of global change factors on soil N availability in terrestrial ecosystems; soil gross N transformation processes and their functional microorganisms; application of 15N tracing technique in forest, grassland and agroecosystem research; methods to enhance soil NO3-immobilization: The linkage between soil NO3- immobilization and organic matter quality; mitigation of N2O and NO emissions
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), West and Central Africa Regional Office, Sahel Node, BP E5118, Bamako, Mali
Interests: sustainable integrated tree-livestock-crop farming systems; tree-crop interactions and their modelling; soil-plant-water continuum and tree species physiology in the face of climate change
Planting trees in the agricultural landscape in the form of establishing agroforestry systems has a significant role to play in potentially improving ecosystem services, such as increased biodiversity, reduced soil erosion, increased soil carbon storage, improved food security and nutrition, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. While the role of trees in agroforestry systems in improving ecosystem services has been researched, studies in new systems/regions and new agroforestry system designs are still emerging. This Special Issue will include selected papers presented at the 4th World Congress on Agroforestry, Montpellier, France 20-22 May 2019, and other volunteer papers. The scope of articles will include all aspects of agroforestry systems.
Prof. Scott X. Chang
Dr. Yi Cheng
Manuscript Submission Information
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- adoption of agroforestry practices
- agroforestry policies
- agroforestry system
- air and water quality
- biodiversity conservation
- carbon sequestration
- climate change
- ecosystem services
- food security and nutrition
- greenhouse gas emission
- resource use efficiency
- restoration of degraded land
- soil enrichment
- soil conservation