Special Issue "Non-wood Forest Products"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2021) | Viewed by 48085
Interests: rangeland ecology and management; grazing; agroforestry; grassland ecosystems; rangeland restoration; grazing behaviour; silvopastoral systems
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Non-wood forest products (NWFPs) such as cork, fruits and nuts, mushrooms, medicinal and aromatic plants, and forage for livestock and game have been used for food, health, and cultural purposes for thousands of years. Despite their ecological, economic, and social importance, these products used to receive limited scientific, political, and media attention. However, there is now a tendency to recognize their role at the international level, as NWFPs constitute an essential resource for livelihoods in many parts of the world and play a significant role in food and nutritional and health than was previously thought. As a result, there is an increasing global interest regarding the ecology, sustainable management, and modeling of WWFPs. Additionally, the sustainable co-production of timber and NWFPs is a great new challenge for forestry scientists and managers.
In this Special Issue, we encourage studies from all fields related to NWFPs, including experimental studies, sustainable harvesting techniques, monitoring approaches and models, as well as social-ecological aspects in order to promote knowledge and to discuss current trends and future prospects of progress in these fields. Survey papers and reviews are also welcomed.
Assoc. Prof. 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.
- resins and gums
- fruits and berries
- wild greens
- mushrooms and truffles
- medicinal and aromatic plants
- forest grazing
- ecosystem services
- forest management