Special Issue "Restoring the Diversity, Resilience and Stability of Forest Ecosystems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 August 2023) | Viewed by 3079
Interests: restoration ecology; vegetation ecology
Global forests are going through unprecedented deforestation and degradation. The restoration of habitats is increasingly part of the discussion over how to tackle the challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss. The Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021–2030 adopted by the United Nations “with the aim of supporting and scaling up efforts to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide and raise awareness of the importance of successful ecosystem restoration” is an unparalleled opportunity for each of us to conduct ecological restoration studies. How can science contribute to achieving this objective? Ecosystem functions and services of forests heavily depend on their own diversity, resilience and stability. Thus, exploring the underpinned mechanisms and management approaches of biodiversity on the resilience and stability of an ecosystem is extremely important in restoration ecology. The current knowledge on resilience and stability was mainly accumulated in grasslands, and the effect of biodiversity on maintaining community stability and increasing resilience remains poorly understood in forest ecosystems. We encourage studies from natural forests, plantations and agroforestry, involving field experiments, investigations, monitoring and silviculture practices, to contribute to this Special Issue in order to explore the theoretical and practical knowledge on biodiversity, resilience and stability and provide a scientific basis and management approaches for the protection and restoration of forests around the world.
Prof. Dr. Yi Ding
Prof. Dr. Runguo Zang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- degradation and restoration
- forest ecosystem
- resilience and stability
- silviculture practice