Special Issue "Urban and Periurban Forest Diversity and Ecosystem Services"
A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2016).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Dr. Stephen John Livesley
Faculty of Science, Burnley Campus, The University of Melbourne, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond, Victoria 3121, Australia
Recent special issues in various journals have focused on “urban ecosystem services”. There is also an increasing amount of studies on “urban ecology”, “urban tree management”, “arboriculture”, “urban biodiversity”, and “ecosystem services” from wildland forests. This Special Issue aims to fill a void and focus on the socioecological diversity and the economic value of the ecosystem services from urban and periurban forests. Urban and periurban forests are tree dominated ecosystems in and near human settlements, while ecosystem services are the direct economic, social, and environmental benefits provided by their structural components and ecological functions. Submissions can address the botanical, structural, and faunal diversity of urban and periurban tree populations. Diversity can also be the value and perceptions of societies towards urban forests and their socioeconomic and environmental benefits. Manuscripts that analyze, map, and value urban forest diversity and ecosystem services—and their interactions or tradeoffs—are encouraged. Manuscripts evaluating available models and approaches or the use of biodiversity and ecosystem functions for addressing nature-based solutions, management problems, or climate change policies in little studied urban contexts and developing countries are particularly welcome. Manuscripts on arboriculture and those applying existing models and reporting their output are however discouraged.
Dr. Francisco Escobedo
Dr. Stephen John Livesley
Dr. Justin Morgenroth
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Urban forest structure;
- Socioecological systems;
- Urban forest biodiversity;
- Non-market valuation;
- Ecosystem service tradeoffs;
- Perceptions and attitudes;
- Management and planning;
- Climate change