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Special Issue "Intensive Silviculture"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 August 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Carlos Gonzalez-Benecke

Department of Forest Engineering, Resources & Management, Oregon State University, 269 Peavy Hall, Corvallis, OR, 97331, USA
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Interests: ecophysiology; plant water relations; intensive silviculture; vegetation management; reforestation; process-based modeling; carbon sequestration

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Information on site-specific silvicultural practices such as determining the optimum target seedling (including genetics and seedling production systems), mechanical soil preparation, competing vegetation management, fertilizer applications, pruning and density management regimes continues to develop for forests across the world. With fluctuating human needs, markets, technologies and climate, increasing the productivity and efficiency of production-oriented forests plays a key role in meeting growing timber demands. Understanding the biological basis of how forests respond to management and environmental changes, and the ecological, operational and economic implications are crucial aspects to consider when designing and implementing sustainable intensive silvicultural management systems. Despite advances in increasing productivity in forests, many questions still remain. We invite submissions for a Special Issue of Forests on the subject of “Intensive Silviculture”. Topics for submissions may include, but are not limited to:

forest nutrition
forest vegetation management
genetic improvement
climate change
forest economics
forest health
quantitative methods


Dr. Carlos Gonzalez-Benecke
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.


  • silviculture
  • forest nutrition
  • forest vegetation management
  • genetic improvement
  • climate change
  • forest economics
  • forest health
  • modelling
  • monitoring
  • quantitative methods

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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