Special Issue "Disturbance Management in Forest Ecosystems"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Science and Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Interests: spatially explicit forest management scheduling; trade-off analysis between ecosystem services target values; integrating risk in forest management scheduling
Interests: forest management planning; fire risk and damage; ecosystem services; multicriteria decision analysis and methods; tradeoff analysis; decision support systems
Interests: fire-adapted silviculture; fire behaviour modelling; trade-offs analysis in fuel management; assessment of forest ecosystem services; climate change scenarios; forest dynamics disturbances; modelling and mapping ecosystem services; optimizing forest ecosytem landscape planning; multicriteria optimization techniques
This Special Issue will comprise a selection of papers reporting recent advances on decision support approaches to integrate concerns with disturbance agents (e.g., wildfires, wind and snow storms, pests, and diseases) in forest ecosystem management planning. The Special Issue aims to contribute to our understanding of disturbance agents and of how they can be addressed in management planning. In this context, we welcome manuscripts that address challenges regarding (a) the characterization of disturbance regimes, namely, under scenarios of climate change; (b) the ecology and management of disturbance agents; (c) the assessment of the impacts of disturbances on the provision of ecosystem services; (d) the integration of concerns with disturbance agents in management planning; and (e) the development of regulatory frameworks and policy analysis to address concerns about the impact of disturbance agents on forested landscapes. This Special Issue will provide a platform for the reporting of research of indicators, ecological models, disturbance agents’ simulators, planning methods, and decision support tools that may help address challenges (a) to (e). This Special Issue is sponsored by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO Unit 4.04.04—Sustainable Forest Management Scheduling). Papers submitted for publication in this Special Issue will undergo a rigorous peer review process with the aim of prompt and wide dissemination of research results and applications.
Dr. José G. Borges
Dr. Susete Marques
Dr. Brigite Botequim
Manuscript Submission Information
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- wind and snow storms
- pests and diseases
- climate change
- forest ecosystems
- forest management