Special Issue "Growth and Development of Short Rotation Woody Crops for Rural and Urban Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: bioenergy; biomass; ecophysiology; ecosystem services; forest genetics; intensive forestry; phytotechnologies; short rotation woody crops
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Interests: agroforestry; biomass production systems; coppice forestry; ecophysiology; poplar genetic improvement; phytoremediation; short rotation woody crops
Woody biomass from short rotation woody crops (SRWCs) plays a substantial role in feedstock production for alternative energy sources throughout the world, thus helping to mitigate climate change driven by excessive use of fossil fuels. Establishment of these biomass production systems presents the basis for more efficient development of renewable energy sources while avoiding impacts to essential ecosystem services (i.e., additional emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere). In addition to these bioenergy-related uses, the increase of degraded land, such as industrial brownfields and municipal landfills, has prompted the integration of biomass production with phytotechnologies to produce income, sequester carbon, and clean the environment. Recognizing the need for information linking the silviculture of intensive forestry with the provision of ecosystem services, this Special Issue focuses on the growth and development of SRWCs grown for all types of applications along the rural to urban continuum (e.g., phytoremediation, green infrastructure, energy coppice). As such, we welcome submissions related to all aspects of producing SRWCs (e.g., silviculture, genetics, physiology).
Dr. Ronald S. Zalesny Jr.
Dr. Andrej Pilipović
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
- Green infrastructure
- Intensive forestry
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Title: Carbon Sequestration Potential of Short Rotation Eucalypts
Abstract: Above- and below-ground carbon sequestration by Eucalyptus plantations depends on plantation management options. An intensively managed cultivar could sequester over 100 mt of C/ha at a cost of $21-40/mt. Biochar’s use as a soil amendment is a long-term sequestration strategy and opportunity to increase plantation productivity. In combination with the carbon sequestered through tree growth, sequestration of 2.5mt/ha of biochar in Eucalyptus plantation soils has estimated costs ranging from $3.3o-5.49/ton of C.
2. Title: Nutrient balance in willow system for wastewater treatment and possibilities for nutrient recovery through wood biomass