Special Issue "Forest Biomass, Carbon Neutrality, and Climate Change Mitigation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2023 | Viewed by 6735
The recently released IPCC Sixth Assessment Report has once again highlighted the critical role that sustainable forest management can play in the mitigation of climate change. On the one hand, carbon storage in harvested wood products and likely associated beneficial substitution impacts can increase as forest harvest increases, but at a risk of decreasing carbon stocks in forest biomass if the forests are not managed sustainably. Conversely, a reduction in forest harvest activity may lead to forest carbon gains; however, these gains may be offset if international demand for wood products results in forest degradation or deforestation elsewhere. The complex nature of these relationships requires careful consideration of the many aspects of the forest and harvested wood product carbon dynamics, including the need to landscape level analyses, in order to avoid perverse environmental outcomes.
This Special Issue plans to highlight the latest approaches to determine the climate implications of forest management. It aims to provide contributions that represent varied forest management strategies and the implications on carbon balances across various parts of the world.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Greenhouse balance of forest management;
- Optimal management of forests for climate mitigation outcomes;
- Options for sustainable use of forestry residues;
- Novel forest biomass-derived bioproduct development
- Implications of the use of forest biomass for bioenergy generation.
Dr. Fabiano Ximenes
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.
- climate change
- wood products