Special Issue "Sustainable Forest Management to Address Climate Change and Forest Disturbances"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 May 2021.
Interests: sustainable forest management; climate change; disturbances; forest health; silviculture
The sustainability of forest ecosystems in the 21st century will be threatened by the direct effects of climate change. Climate change is also expected to increase the incidences and severity of disturbance agents such as fire, insect pests, and fungal pathogens. It is essential to address these environmental challenges in a proactive manner by identifying effective forest management approaches that promote resiliency to environmental change. This Special Issue welcomes studies that consider biophysical, social, economic, or interdisciplinary perspectives of forest sustainability to address the management challenges posed by climate change and forest disturbances. In particular, this Special Issue will include papers that examine one or more of the following general themes of sustainable forest management: mitigation of climate change and inventories of forest carbon sequestration; historical impact of climate on forest productivity; maintenance of forest ecosystem health; adaptive forest management; conservation of forest diversity; forest optimization and other decision making frameworks; forecasting forest productivity under different emission scenarios of climate change; and development and utilization of bioenergy or forest products derived from forests impacted by climate change and disturbances. This Special Issue is also open to studies that consider sustainable forest management at any spatial (e.g., state/provincial, national, or international level) or temporal scale (e.g., decade or century).
Dr. Steve Chhin
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 papers will be 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 1800 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.
- adaptive forest management
- carbon sequestration
- climate change
- climate mitigation
- decision making
- forest disturbances
- forest diversity
- forest health
- forest management
- forest optimization
- forest productivity