Natural Hazards and Risk Management

A section of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907).

Section Information

This Section, “Natural Hazards and Risk Management”, publishes original research and full-length review articles describing research on natural hazards and risk management within forests. Examples of areas included in “Natural Hazards and Risk Management” include but are not limited to: 

  • Ecological, social or economic impacts of natural hazards within forests;
  • Anticipation of critical catastrophic transitions and ecosystem collapse;
  • Developing indices and models for quantifying natural hazard danger and risk;
  • Studies designing, developing or testing new methodologies and technologies for predicting, assessing or monitoring natural hazards in forests;
  • Risk assessment, mitigation and adaptation;
  • Social dimensions of natural catastrophes;
  • Development of artificial intelligence (AI) for risk modelling;
  • Identification of areas at high risk of natural hazard;
  • Development of integrative forest management approaches to minimize risk;
  • Physiological, ecological or evolutionary tree responses to natural hazards;
  • Forest responses to natural hazards (resistance and resilience);
  • Testing the effectiveness of forest engineering techniques to decrease risk;
  • Effects of compound disturbances and natural hazards;
  • Forest restoration, reforestation and post-disturbance management;
  • Historical evaluation of risk management actions.

Proposals for Special Issues are also welcome.


  • Wildfires
  • Avalanches
  • Erosion, landslides, debris movements
  • Flooding
  • Snow
  • Storms, windstorms and windthrow
  • Subsidence
  • Tree mortality and ecosystem collapse
  • Tropical cyclones
  • Typhoons and hurricanes
  • Earthquakes
  • Other hazards

Editorial Board

Special Issues

Following special issues within this section are currently open for submissions:

Papers Published

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