Special Issue "Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainability—Current Challenges and Opportunities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: biodiversity conservation; vegetation ecology; plant–animal interaction; nature conservation; restoration ecology; ecosystem management
Biodiversity continues to decline, and the main drivers of biodiversity loss continue to increase. The unsustainable use of natural resources has led to an alarming rate of habitat loss. Climate change, invasive species, and pollution pose additional threats to global species richness. New and adapted conservation concepts are needed to protect and conserve biodiversity in the long run. These concepts must include ecological, social, and economic aspects. With this Special Issue we invite articles that focus on new aspects of biodiversity conservation. Contributions to this Special Issue should help to improve our knowledge on conservation concepts. Articles are welcome that focus on terrestrial and marine ecosystems; single and multiple species; global, regional, and local conservation strategies; or on ecological, social, and/or economic aspects of biodiversity conservation.
Contributions to this Special Issue are expected to focus on:
- Human influence on biodiversity and challenges for biodiversity conservation;
- Sustainable land use and biodiversity conservation;
- Conservation challenges and opportunities from multiple perspectives;
- Incorporation of ecological, social, and economic aspects into conservation planning;
- Implementation of conservation measures and examination of the weaknesses of management approaches;
- Conservation priorities and locally adapted concepts;
- The role of ecosystem restoration for biodiversity conservation;
- Bottom-up approaches and community-led management.
Prof. Jasmin Mantilla-Contreras
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.
- biodiversity conservation
- biodiversity loss
- sustainable land use
- conservation priorities
- community conservation
- ecosystem restoration
- bottom-up approaches
- natural resource use
- multiple conservation perspectives