Special Issue "Forest Grazing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2023) | Viewed by 3748
Interests: rangeland ecology and management; grazing; agroforestry; grassland ecosystems; rangeland restoration; grazing behaviour; silvopastoral systems
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Livestock grazing in forests and woodlands has traditionally been practiced in many parts of the world and is an important aspect of cultural and ecological heritage. It has been reported to enhance tree growth and promote biodiversity, while the livestock and wild herbivores are an important economic asset to many rural communities. Moreover, grazing in forests can be an essential tool in improving the efficiency of wildfire risk reduction in regions suffering from wildfires. Despite the above, forest grazing has not been widely accepted in Europe and elsewhere. There have been studies indicating that grazing herbivores decrease soil quality and pose a serious threat to the biodiversity and regenerative capacity of woody species, thus decreasing the social and economic value of multi-purpose forests.
In this Special Issue, we encourage experimental studies, surveys and reviews related to any aspect of forest grazing. Potential topics include sustainable grazing management techniques, monitoring approaches and models, social–ecological aspects, etc. We invite contributors to share knowledge, discuss current trends and form future ones.
Dr. Apostolos P. Kyriazopoulos
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.
- wild herbivores
- silvopastoral systems
- grazing management
- foliar fodder
- plant–animal interactions