Special Issue "Environmental Valuation and Sustainable Management of Forests"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Mario Soliño Website E-Mail
Complutense University of Madrid,Department of Economic Analysis,28223 Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain
Interests: environmental valuation; stated preferences; ecosystem services

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Forests provide multiple nonmarketed goods and services, and several economic valuation methods have emerged to analyze them since the middle of the 20th century. A wide range of environmental valuation methods is available. Some of them are based on revealed preferences—for example, the travel cost and the hedonic pricing method. Others are based on stated preferences—for example, the contingent valuation and the choice experiments. Based on these methods, many applications analyzed the economic relevance of several nonwood forest products (NWFPs) such as recreation, biodiversity, carbon sinks, etc. Environmental valuation is currently a well stablished research area in the field of environmental economics. We are now facing novel global change scenarios, which are likely to influence the total economic value of forests and need to be better understood. This Special Issue focuses on the "Economic Valuation and Sustainable Management of Forests". It promotes knowledge for the future management of forest ecosystems, dealing with topics such as resilience, adaptation, biodiversity, recreation, conservation, biotic and abiotic risks, cultural values, etc. We cordially invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. We are mainly looking for environmental valuation applications, although methodological papers are also welcome.

Dr. Mario Soliño
Guest Editor

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.


  • Choice experiment
  • Contingent valuation
  • Stated preferences
  • Revealed preferences
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest economics
  • Green accounting
  • Forest management

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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