Special Issue "Economic and Policy Analysis in Sustainable Forest Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 1419
Interests: forest management; forest sector; forest trade; forest growth and climate; forest policy
Interests: forest and environmental informatics; internet services (e-commerce, e-learning, e-government, e-working); green ICT; green regional policy; green smart apps
Interests: operational research; forest ecosystem management tools; decision optimization tools; multi-objective forest management; heuristic algorithms
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Economic and policy analysis is vital in forest management, harmonizing economic growth, environmental protection, and social welfare. This approach, rooted in 19th-century conservation movements, has evolved with the acknowledgment of the key role forests have in preserving ecosystems, addressing climate change, and supporting livelihoods.
Policy analysis must always consider the assessment of economic implications resulting from various forest management strategies, while also considering their social and environmental impacts. This approach is essential for crafting frameworks that advocate for responsible forest practices, involving stakeholders at local, national, and global tiers.
Cutting-edge research in this domain explores innovative approaches to quantify the economic value of ecosystem services and their trade-offs provided by forests, and it investigates the effectiveness of various policy instruments and innovative digital approaches, such as market-based mechanisms and community-based management models, in achieving sustainable outcomes. In addition, effective forest management practices directly impact the trajectory of forest growth, fostering resilience and diversity.
This Special Issue welcomes research papers that shed light on the intricate interplay between economics and policy in sustainable forest management. This involves a range of research areas, including analyzing the cost and benefits of various forest applications, evaluating the efficiency of policies, examining the influence of international or national agreements on forests, and utilizing green technologies that support sustainable forest management or decision making. Furthermore, the Special Issue aims to explore the incorporation of indigenous and local knowledge into forest management practices, with the goal of fostering positive outcomes for environmental preservation, socio-economic considerations, and the enduring sustainability and productivity of the forest sector.
Dr. Panagiotis P. Koulelis
Prof. Dr. Zacharoula S. Andreopoulou
Dr. Dimitris Fotakis
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.
- sustainable forest management
- forest sector
- forest growth
- smart forest
- green policies
- green informatics
- decision optimization