Special Issue "Sustainable Forest Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 March 2019).
Interests: Ecosystem services; sustainable forest management; forest stand dynamics; applied silviculture.
Interests: life-cycle analysis; eco-labels; green buildings; forest and forest products carbon; GHG mitigation
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Sustainable forest management is the practice of meeting the needs and values of the present without compromising the similar capability of future generations. It implies a land stewardship ethic that integrates ecological, economic, and social considerations for forestry, including reforestation (managing, growing, nurturing, and harvesting of trees for useful products), conservation (soil, water, wildlife and fisheries habitat), aesthetics, and socioeconomic benefits to meet societal needs. This Special Issue on sustainable forest management (SFM) will include emerging issues for SFM such as forest certification and certified forest products, ecosystem services and markets, life cycle assessment of forest products, certified forestry systems, and economic contributions to sustainable forestry. In particular, this Issue will include papers that broadly focus on SFM at national to international scales, including ecosystem services and markets for carbon, water, wetlands, and recreation; life cycle assessment of forest products and mass timber structures; certified forest products from sustainably managed forests; forest certification and eco-labelling of forest products and wood structures; certified forestry systems in Asia, North America, Europe, and Oceania; and economic contributions of wood products to sustainable forestry and other related topics important for SFM.
Dr. Robert Deal
Dr. Richard Bergman
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.
- sustainable forest management
- certified forest products
- life cycle assessment
- ecosystem services and markets
- sustainable forestry
- forest certification
- eco-labelling of forest products
- economic contributions of wood products