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Special Issue "Landscape Management Impact on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainability, Biodiversity and Conservation".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 2109
Special Issue Editor
Interests: landscape ecology; ecosystem services; environmental management; ecological indicators
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Special Issue Information
The need to develop scientific landscape management strategies to achieve the goal of sustainable development is widely known. However, the spatial identification of functional zones remains to be studied, where testing the suitability of alternative landscape management schemes in preserving biodiversity and ecosystem services.
In the context of climate change, there is widespread knowledge that biodiversity conservation and, when necessary, restoration are both required to maintain the supply of ecosystem services; however, there is little knowledge regarding the way management alternatives can affect the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem services. The conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services is of great significance from the perspective of sustainability, given that the effects of climate change on ecosystems can result in changes to landscape productivity, a vulnerability to biological invasions, as well as benefits for human well-being provided by natural ecosystems.
The scope of this Special Issue is to collect assessment methods, landscape metrics, and suitable indicators than can help to differentiate between different management strategies in terms of biodiversity and ecosystem services’ conservation enhancement.
Dr. Irene Petrosillo
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2200 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.
- ecosystem services
- biodiversity conservation
- landscape management
- human well-being