Special Issue "Tree Density Modelling and Ecosystem Services"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
Interests: land use; climate change adaptation; ecosystem services; environment; natural resource management; ecological economics; environmental awareness
Tree density is a fundamental factor in dictating ecosystem structure, biogeochemical processes, habitats for wildlife, forest productivity and profitability, as well as the delivery of multiple ecosystem services. Modelling approaches can play a key role in assessing the effects of tree density, since the implementation of field experiments can often be limited, due to the length of time needed to assess multiple indicators under different stages of tree growth. It is essential to develop tree density modelling approaches at different scales to identify effective forest management practices that promote the delivery of ecosystem services. This Special Issue welcomes studies that consider biophysical, social, economic, or interdisciplinary perspectives of trees in forest, agriculture, and urban land-uses, at any spatial scale (tree, plot, farm, city, regional, or global scale). In particular, this Special Issue will include papers that examine one or more of the following general themes for managing and understanding forest dynamics: eco-physiological models including forest growth and agroforestry models, forest inventories and carbon sequestration, experimental studies assessing tree effects, forest delivery of ecosystem services, adaptive forest management, conservation of forest diversity, forest optimization and other decision making frameworks, forecasting forest productivity under different tree densities, remote sensing techniques, and geographic analyses of vegetation.
Dr. Silvestre Garcia de Jalon
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- Tree density
- Ecosystem service
- Forest management