Special Issue "Agroforestry Planning"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2022) | Viewed by 13029
Interests: operational research; forest ecosystem management tools; decision optimization tools; multi-objective forest management; heuristic algorithms
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Interests: plant-herbivore interactions; grazing ecology; agro-silvo-pastoral systems; foraging behaviour and nutrition of grazing animals; management and improvement of rangeland resources
Agroforestry by definition integrates two main concepts: the yield of products and environmental benefits. It requires combination and interaction between different species of trees, shrubs, crops, and livestock. Agroforestry systems become even more diverse when considering the interactions with insects, reptiles, and wildlife species and the interactions between climate, plants, soil, and water. Thus, a wide range of means could/should be used for identifying interactions among multiple social and ecosystem functions and services, and related drivers, processes, and impacts toward a sustainable agroforestry planning.
In this context, the Special Issue aims to gather research papers and reviews dealing with tools, methods, case studies, and practical knowledge regarding all agroforestry systems and practices (forest farming, silvopasture, alley cropping, riparian buffers, windbreaks, and urban food forest) that respond to the new challenges and perspectives in agroforestry planning and landscape management.
Dr. Dimitris Fotakis
Dr. Thomas Papachristou
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- land use management
- ecological interactions
- ecosystem services