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Special Issue "Political Ecology of Forests Ecosystem Services"
A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Economics, Policy, and Social Science".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 May 2023) | Viewed by 19922
Special Issue Editor
Interests: forest economics; forest management; international forestry; forest policy; forest governing; land tenure and property rights; China’s forestry; non-market valuation and ecosystem services
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Special Issue Information
Ecosystem services have been widely discussed in not only scientific studies (e.g., biology, ecology, economics, sociology, and political sciences) but also policy making and the public debates since the UN Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA) was published in 2005. The ecosystem services from forests are essential for human wellbeing in demand for all categories of ecosystems (provisioning, regulating, supporting, and cultural services). The importance of the forest ecosystem services is not arguable, but what factors and how they influence the supply is less known and the supply of the ecosystem services is not free. Who benefits at whose costs of the ecosystem services and by what factors? The biophysical and socio-economic assessments aiming to quantify the factors and trade-off of ecosystem services for human wellbeing serve as a support for designing better policies in forest management and governing.
The aim of this Special Issue is to better understand knowledge and experiences about assessing and valuing ecosystem services provided by urban, peri-urban and forest systems, and by plantation and natural forests. We encourage the submission of studies from all scientific fields, including methodological approaches and empirical and case studies, to advance scientific knowledge and better public policy making and public awareness. We encourage studies at multiple levels (international, national, regional, community and individual) as well as those considering spatiotemporal concerns. Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary investigations are particularly welcome.
Prof. Dr. Yaoqi Zhang
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 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.
- ecosystem service valuation
- stakeholder analysis
- sustainable forest management
- benefit-cost analysis
- climate change
- rural development
- forest governing
- environmental history
- coupled natural and human system