Special Issue "Indicators and Baselines of Afforestation and Reforestation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 1312
Interests: species distribution and niche modelling; climate change and range shift; vegetation restoration; biodiversity and distribution; GIS spatial analysis; remote sensing application analysis
Interests: vegetation restoration and reconstruction; grassland ecological restoration; water and soil conservation; plant functional traits; GIS spatial analysis; remote sensing application analysis
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Interests: vegetation ecology; vegetation survey, classification and description; regional vegetation mapping; plant ecology and restoration ecology in karst area
The expansion of population on our planet has led to increased demand for agricultural land and urban land, which has sharply reduced the amount of natural vegetation land, and especially forest land. Afforestation and reforestation have become key rescue actions to reverse this situation. The key for afforestation projects is to establish a baseline and to continuously monitor and evaluate the restored ecosystem. Therefore, developing indicators and establishing a baseline will be of great significance for afforestation projects.
This Special Issue welcomes research and review papers covering all aspects related to the implementation of indicators and baselines in afforestation projects. Research methods can involve experiments, field surveys, model simulation, scenario analysis, or GIS remote sensing analysis. The application of indicators and baselines should deepen our understanding of vegetation restoration processes, and/or convert them into forest management recommendations. Although this Special Issue is mainly focused on forest ecosystems, it also welcomes theories, methods and case studies related to grassland ecosystems and other associated ecosystems.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Tree species selection strategies;
- Planting regionalization methods;
- Priority afforestation areas;
- Design of baseline and reference ecosystem;
- Assessment of restoration process;
- Climate change adaptation management.
Dr. Guoqing Li
Prof. Dr. Zhongming Wen
Dr. Changcheng Liu
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Forests is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 2600 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 restoration
- vegetation mapping
- community structure and function
- tree species selection
- priority area for afforestation
- climate adaptation management
- afforestation regionalization
- indicators and baseline