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Special Issue "Decision Support for Forest Ecosystem Management Sustainability"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016).
Dr. Jose G. Borges Website E-Mail
Forest Research Centre, School of Agriculture, Universidade de Lisboa, 1349-017 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: spatially explicit forest management scheduling; trade-off analysis between ecosystem services target values; integrating risk in forest management scheduling
Prof. Dr. Luiz Carlos E. Rodriguez E-Mail
Departamento de Ciências Florestais, ESALQ, University of S. Paulo, Av. Pádua Dias, 11 13418-900 Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil
Interests: sustainable industrial forests management scheduling; sustainable tropical forests management; forest economics
This Special Issue will comprise a selection of papers that present recent approaches and tools for addressing the sustainability of forest management scheduling. It aims at reporting research focusing on four main topics. (1) Development of criteria and indicators for assessing the impacts of management strategies on biodiversity, on vulnerability to wildfires, on product and revenue flows and on ecosystem sustainability. (2) Methods that can link traditional stand‑level approaches for forest production with a landscape‑level approach that targets spatial structures associated with ecological functioning and sustainable supply of forest-based services. (3) Methods that may help assess risk and uncertainty as well as trade-offs between ecosystem services to develop sustainable forest ecosystem management plans. (4) Decision support systems as platforms for the transfer of technology and knowledge of forest ecosystems in a way that is understandable to everyone, thus addressing participatory planning concerns. Bringing together research on topics (1) to (4) may contribute to an innovative interdisciplinary approach to help realize the potential of sustainable forest ecosystem management and policy analysis. This Special Issue is thus 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.
Prof. Dr. Jose G Borges
Dr. Eva-Maria Nordström
Prof. Dr. Luiz Carlos Rodriguez
Prof. Dr. Thomas Seifert
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 1700 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.
- forest ecosystem management
- forest models
- forest economics
- management science
- operations research
- land use planning
- decision support systems
- forest ecosystem services