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Special Issue "Forest Assessment, Modelling and Management in a Changing World"
A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Ecology and Management".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2023) | Viewed by 2708
Special Issue Editors
Interests: forest policy and environmental policy; forestry economics; environmental economics; forecasting market changes; research on wood trade chains; technical innovations in forestry; forest energy
Interests: wood technology; adhesives and lacquer products; wood based materials; wood modification; non-wooden materials; energy-saving sources of energy for curing and hardening of lacquer products and adhesives; economical and technological aspects of gluing and finishing technologies
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Interests: mechanical wood processing; wood raw material; structural timber; carbon footprint in wood construction; forest biomass and post-production wood biomass for industrial and energy purposes; sustainability in forestry and the wood industry; energy-efficient technologies in the wood industry; cogeneration in the wood industry; product life cycle; recycling of wood products; pro-environmental and economic directions for the development of biomass-based energy security
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Special Issue Information
The world’s view of the function of forests is changing, and climate change is forcing the implementation of several innovative forest management measures. We are currently witnessing the emergence of a new paradigm for implementing forest management. Historically, we know that the economic treatment of the forest has evolved. In the past, the goal of forest management was to produce as much timber as possible. Then, forest management was subordinated to the principles of liberalism (Faustmann's forest), and later, to multifunctional forest management. In the 21st century, forest management is subordinated to the direction of sustainable development. The main goals of sustainable development are acceptable to various stakeholder groups.
On the other hand, the method with which to achieve these goals causes discussion, controversy, and social conflicts. As a result of climate change, forest management in various regions of the world needs to be revised. In addition, the war in Ukraine has identified the need to adjust the current outlook on the use of hydrocarbons and the resource independence of various countries. This situation is causing changes in forest management itself, as well as in sectors whose production is based on wood. All these factors necessitate the search for new and better methods of forest management under the conditions of a changing climate, changing social expectations, and the macro and microeconomic changes associated with current international policies.
Therefore, a discussion based on scientific findings is needed. This discussion, in addition to the exchange of up-to-date information, will have practical significance. It will help to shape the worldview of forest stakeholders at different levels of interest in the forest. Thus, the primary purpose of this Special Issue is to exchange views that are based on the results of contemporary research on methods of modern forest management under the conditions of a changing world. The Special Issue intends to provide a platform for exchanging experiences and views on forest management.
The main focus of our attention will be:
- Forest management—specifically, the adaptability of forest management methods under the conditions of implementing the Green Deal.
- The impact of modern forest management on the forest-wood industry.
- Methods of forecasting economic changes in forestry.
- The control of the results of forest management.
- The impact of climate change on forest management.
- The impact of macroeconomic and microeconomic changes on forest management.
- The impact of the circular economy concept on forest management.
- Forest management that supports biodiversity.
- Forest management in light of the search for renewable energy sources.
- The integration of forestry and agriculture into agroforestry from the perspective of modern management aimed at diversifying farm financial income and increasing rural biodiversity.
Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Adamowicz
Dr. Tomasz Krystofiak
Dr. Marek Wieruszewski
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 2000 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 management
- forest economics
- climate change
- forest-wood industry
- forest resource inventory