Special Issue "Ecology and Management of Invasive Species in Forest Ecosystems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2018)
Prof. Dr. Kent Kovacs
Prof. Dr. Damian C. Adams
School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, 355 Newins-Ziegler Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611-0410, USA
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Interests: nonmarket valuation; economic analysis; ecosystem services; invasive species; policy analysis; choice modeling; survey methods; bioeconomic modeling
This Special Issue encourages paper submissions broadly related to forest health and resilience in the context of invasive species disturbance risks, and from diverse fields of study. Forest ecosystems around the world face tremendous challenges from invasive insects, pathogens, plants, and animals. In the US for example, one new forest insect pest enters every 5 to 6 years and causes significant ecological and/or economic damages. Climate change and increased trade flows exacerbate these problems, and fundamentally change the productivity, structure, and species composition of vitally important forest ecosystems around the world. Effective policies, programs, and management strategies address these challenges and ensure resilient forests that continue to contribute meaningfully to the global economy and to societal well-being (e.g., through ecosystem services). We know that the complexity and uncertainty inherent in biological invasions makes their processes unpredictable. Better forest management, forest resilience, and societal response to emerging forest threats is possible through greater understanding of: forest ecology, disturbance risk dynamics, forest management, economic and broader social impacts, and the appropriate role for policies and programs to protect forest health and boost resilience. Submissions broadly related to these aspects of invasive species and forest management are strongly encouraged.Prof. Dr. Kent Kovacs
Prof. Dr. Damian C. Adams
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.
- Biological Invasions
- Forest Ecology and Management
- Forestry Policy and Planning
- Agricultural and Forest Entomology and Pathology
- Ecosystem Service Impacts