Special Issue "Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: Global Tropical Dynamics in Natural and Managed Forest Landscapes"

A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X). This special issue belongs to the section "Landscape Ecology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 90

Special Issue Editor

Laboratorio de Recursos Agroforestales, Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas (CADIC CONICET), Ushuaia 9410, Argentina
Interests: forest management and biodiversity conservation in native forests of South Patagonia; development of new silviculture; the variable retention of elements in the managed areas to promote the conservation of endangered species
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Tropical rainforests are complex forest ecosystems commonly found in tropical and subtropical regions between the Cancer and Capricorn tropics of the Earth. They are mainly distributed in Southeast Asia, from the Amazon River Basin to Atlantic forests in South America, Central America and the Caribbean islands, Central Africa, and Pacific islands. The vast majority of terrestrial biodiversity occurs in the world's forests, mainly in these rainforests—especially tropical forests, which are the habitats of more than half of the animal and plant species on Earth.

The natural dynamics and the development of species in these tropical forests are a globally important event, and also crucial for ecological conservation planning. Further, they are one of the most threatened regions due to human-derived impacts and management that modify the natural environments. Their landscape conservation and restoration present opportunities to address pressing environmental and social challenges. However, these forests are less represented in the scientific literature compared to temperate and boreal forests.

Authors from multiple disciplines are invited to contribute to this Special Issue by submitting scientific original studies and review works related to, among others, the following topics:

  • Natural dynamics of different forest types.
  • Assemblage of biodiversity.
  • Management implications of different forestry and agricultural proposals.
  • Implications of land use conversion and restoration opportunities to recover ecosystem functions.
  • Ecosystem services provision of tropical forests.
  • Soil functions and nutrient cycle in the natural and managed forests.
  • Social implications for the different strategies of forest uses.
  • Effectiveness of different conservation strategies: land sharing and land sparing.
  • Sustainable practices to face climate change.

Dr. Guillermo J. Martínez Pastur
Guest Editor

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