Special Issue "Biodiversity and Management of Temperate Floodplain Forests"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 December 2020.
Interests: applying of landscape ecological principles to forest biodiversity conservation; floodplain forest ecology and sustainable management
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Floodplain forests are considered as key forest ecosystems in lowland regions of the temperate climate zone. Ecosystem services of floodplain forests are manifold, extending from flood risk management to maintaining biodiversity, supporting of sustainable management of water resources, timber production, etc. Very often, the floodplain forest’s ecosystem function is gravely disturbed due to the modification of stream channels or hydroelectricity development and flood protection structures. The ecological role of floodplain forest ecosystems in landscape is emphasized in the context of global changes because of the flood event frequency and extent rising in landscapes along lowland rivers.
This Special Issue (SI) of Forests deals with these important ecosystem functions of floodplain forests from a worldwide perspective. The aim of this SI is to fill the knowledge gaps related to the mapping, assessment, management, conservation, and restoration of floodplain forest habitats, dynamics, and its ecosystem services. Papers in this SI should support the building of bridges between forest sciences, forest management practices via the applcation of sustainability principles to multifunctional forestry and land-use in alluvial landscapes. Papers dealing with floodplain forest ecosystem function and their alteration by hydro-engineering structures and possibilities for the restoration of dynamics and ecosystem functions are also welcome. Finally, manuscripts which deal with the role of stakeholders and social–economical aspects of floodplain forest management are also invited to this SI. Papers published in this SI will be important in helping to better understand floodplain forests’ functions and their restoration and in the development of sustainable forest management practices, including biodiversity conservation of these unique forest ecosystems.
Dr. Ivo Machar
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.
- biodiversity conservation
- climate change and flood-risk management
- cultural floodplain landscape
- forest ecosystem management
- groundwater dynamics
- history of human impacts to floodplain ecosystems
- hydrology of floodplain
- riparian landscape
- river regulation
- river restoration
- water retention and forests