Special Issue "Dynamics and Management of Boreal Forests"
A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 January 2017)
The boreal forest is the largest terrestrial biome and its structure and function is profoundly interlinked with the global climate system. The changing climate poses challenges of adaptation and mitigation for boreal forest management. Disparities in social context have shaped current differences in forest management between regions and countries across the boreal biome. Despite these spatial management differences, global commitments ensure that expectations regarding the maintenance of forests’ biodiversity are the same everywhere. Additionally, forests’ social values are attracting increasing attention in many boreal regions.
To this Special Issue we invite manuscripts targeting forest management and dynamics to sustenance climate change adaptation and mitigation of boreal forests, and to ensure sustainable provision of forests’ different values and ecosystem services. The aim with the Special Issue is in particular to display novel approaches to integrate forest dynamics in management, and provide examples from different parts of the boreal biome. Hence, it will summarize sustainable pathways forward for boreal forest management accounting for forests’ different values and ecosystem services in the age of climate change. Particularly, we encourage interdisciplinary research approaches bridging the social–ecological system divide.
Dr. Annika Nordin
Prof. Dr. Tomas Lundmark
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 papers will be 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 1200 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
- Natural dynamics
- Climate change adaptation and mitigation
- Biological diversity
- Social values
- Sustainable pathways