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Special Issue "Urban Forestry and Landscape Restoration"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 December 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Giuseppe Colangelo

Department of Agro-Environmental and Territorial Sciences, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
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Interests: geospatial analysis of landscapes, sustainable forest and biodiversity management, forestry and urban forestry, dendrochronology, dendrochemistry, forest wildfires

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Urban areas are complex ecosystems in which forests can act as essential contributors to their environmental and economic values. Often, grey, blue, and green infrastructures are artificially integrated to build systems that provide quality natural environments in man’s daily life for his well-being and mitigate inequalities and conflicts within urbanized societies. With the continuous growth and fragmentation of urban areas, the management and planning of urban forests have been addressed to restore deforested or degraded landscapes, to regain their ecological functions, and to enhance human well-being. Achieving these goals requires the broadest possible support in terms of knowledge exchange and expertise and sets the scene to improve urban forest and landscape restoration interventions. This support could be crucial to adapt the urban landscape to future scenarios, including climate change effects.

This Special Issue offers the opportunity to describe findings related to the integration issues between forest resources and urban ecosystems. Research articles can focus on any aspect of urban forestry and landscape restoration, such as monitoring, management plans, ecosystem services assessment, ecological functions, human health and wellbeing, and case studies. If you have questions about whether your submission is appropriate, please enquire with the guest editor via email.

Dr. Giuseppe Colangelo
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.


  • Sustainable management mitigation
  • Ecosystem services
  • Human well-being
  • Climate change
  • Urbanization.

Published Papers

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