Special Issue "Intensity of Forest Management—Selected Papers from FowiTa German Forest Sciences Conference (Sessions 10–14)"
A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2017
Dr. Henning Meesenburg
Northwest German Forests Research Station, Department of Environmental Control, Grätzelstrasse 2, D-37079 Göttingen, Germany
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Interests: forest monitoring; biogeochemistry of forest soils forest hydrology; biogeochemical and hydrological modeling; soil solution; climate change adaptation of forests
While the productive function has been recognized as an important service of forests as of several centuries ago, other ecosystem services have emerged only in recent years as significant tasks for forest management. Since there are several trade-offs between the different ecosystem services, forestry has to set priorities with respect to their desired fulfillment. Here, the intensity of forest management, in terms of utilization intensity, thinning intensity, length of rotation periods, and regeneration system, is an important instrument for the fine-tuning of the different ecosystem services.
In this context, this Special Issue welcomes papers dealing with options of forestry to adjust ecosystem integrity and regulating services such as nutrient and water cycles while maintaining provisioning services, e.g., biomass production. Particularly, papers with a focus on practical applications are invited. Papers may cover the following topics:
- Nutrient cycles and nutrient losses in near-nature forest ecosystems and productive forests
- Water related ecosystem services of forests
- Adapted forest technology as prerequisite for sustainable forestry
- Utilization intensity as fine-tuning for the solution of trade-offs
- Urbanization and forestry
Dr. Henning Meesenbur
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- ecosystem services
- water cycle
- nutrient cycle
- biomass production