Special Issue "Forest Restoration and Secondary Succession—Series II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2023 | Viewed by 1154
Interests: regeneration; seedling physiology; light quality and quantity; seedling nutrition; seedling ecology
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Special Issue in Forests: Adaptive Mechanisms of Tree Seedlings to Adapt to Stress
Deforestation and forest degradation have been commonplace in many parts of the world. These challenges are being caused by fire, storms, logging, forest pests, and conversion of land to other use types. Cognizant of losses in biodiversity, ecosystem services, land productivity, and climate regulation due to deforestation and forest degradation, several initiatives have been launched to restore degraded landscapes, such as the “Bonne Challenge”. The successes and failures of these forest restoration initiatives need to be better understood, as there is no one-model-fits-all approach to conservation. Equally, the factors that influence secondary succession, alongside the ways by which secondary succession could be expedited, need further exploration. In this Special Issue, we aim to attract restoration practitioners and forest scientists who can document site-specific restoration techniques, general restoration pathways, and the success and failure of restoration projects. We are particularly interested in the prospect of modelling the possible restoration outcomes and socio-economic issues regarding restoration endeavors, as well as ecosystem services accrued from restored forests. We encourage the submission of field studies—experimental studies, as well monitoring and evaluation studies of restoration approaches and models—to this Special Issue in order to promote the knowledge and practice necessary for the conservation and future development of forest ecosystems.
Dr. Mulualem Tigabu
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 approaches
- indicators of restoration success
- cost of restoration
- succession trajectories
- ecosystem services accrued from forest restoration
- carbon sequestration and forest restoration
- policy and governance related to forest restoration
- secondary succession in logged over areas