Special Issue "Innovative Approaches for the Conservation of Plant Resources as a Means of a Sustainable Environment"

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Ecology and Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 July 2023) | Viewed by 174

Special Issue Editors

Environmental Assessment Group, Korea Environment Institute, Sejong 30147, Republic of Korea
Interests: biodiversity; environmental planning; climate change; big data; machine learning; ecosystem service
Ojeong Resilience Institute, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Korea
Interests: environmental analysis; spatial modeling; integrated risk assessment; climate change; biodiversity
Department of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea
Interests: environmental policy; environmental planning; spatial data analysis; climate change adaptations
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plant resources are essential for a sustainable environment through biodiversity conservation as a basis for the ecosystem. Ecosystems can be effectively preserved and managed through optimal conservation strategies that stand on a precise measurement of the current status and changing trends together with integrated consideration of other aspects. Notwithstanding the enormous efforts of academic researchers and environmental conservation groups, a science-based solution to conservation strategies remains to be sought continuously. As technologies including remote sensing, big data, and machine learning have evolved, it allows this innovative approach to managing biodiversity and the ecosystem. This Special Issue plans to give an overview of the most recent advances in biodiversity/ecosystem management using state-of-the-art technology.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Promoting knowledge of dynamic drivers, patterns, and processes of ecosystem change due to climate change and land-use change;
  • Quantifying and mapping habitat conditions including quality, structure, and functions of the ecosystem;
  • Innovative assessment method of response and management of biodiversity/ecosystem using new techniques;
  • Evaluation of the co-benefits or trade-offs of other aspects (food and energy security, carbon neutrality, economic development, etc.) according to conserving biodiversity/ecosystem;
  • Novel approaches for managing ecosystems considering practical linkage with global environmental issues under climate change and land-use change.

Dr. Yuyoug Choi
Dr. Hye In Chung
Prof. Dr. Seongwoo Jeon
Guest Editors

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.


  • plant resource
  • biodiversity
  • ecosystem
  • climate change
  • land use change
  • technology

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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