Special Issue "Tropical Forest Ecology and Management for the Anthropocene"
A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2017)
Dr. Ariel E. Lugo
Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, San Juan, PR 00926, USA
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Interests: tropical forests including mangroves, forested wetlands, and urban forests; ecosystem functioning including productivity, nutrient cycling, succession, and response to natural and anthropogenic disturbances; social-ecological studies including natural processes of novelty and emerging novel ecosystems
This Special Issue takes both a historical and a future outlook to the conservation challenges of the Caribbean, based on 75 years of research and applications by the International Institute of Tropical Forestry. It transforms Holocene-based scientific study of the tropics into Anthropocene applications and outlooks in wilderness, managed forests, and urban environments. Urban topics include how cities think, and using green infrastructure for improving human health and city functioning. Policies relevant to the Anthropocene, as well as the use of experiments to learn about the future response of tropical forests to global warming, are included. Long-term results and applications of research in topics such as freshwater streams, soil biota, migratory birds, tropical vegetation, soil biogeochemistry, and the tropical carbon cycle are also included.
Dr. Grizelle González
Dr. Ariel E. Lugo
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