Special Issue "Forest Stand Management and Biomass Growth"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Interests: wood characterisation; wood anatomy; wood modification; wood coating; mechanical testing; physical testing; wood properties; wood quality; tree growth; forest products; forest resource management; sustainability; wood in cultural heritage; wood in religious art
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Forests are natural or seminatural systems that can generate services and products that humans use directly or indirectly. Forest management involves economic, legal, and social aspects, as well as scientific and technical aspects. This includes management for wood or no-wood products, ecosystems services, dead wood, and other forest resource values, such as recreation, tourism, water, wildlife, as well as biomass for energy and carbon accumulation, also taking into account the increase in the rate of climate change in the next years. Timber extraction, plantation of tree species, roads, and pathways through forests are complementary elements, but not secondary to forest management.
The goal of this Special Issue is to provide a compendium of documents that scientifically evaluate the effects of different sustainable management approaches on services and products expected from forests, with respect to maintenance of biological diversity.
Prof. Dr. Angela Lo Monaco
Dr. Paolo Cantiani
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 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.
- Timber quality
- Dead wood
- Forest road
- Timber extraction
- Carbon sequestration
- Biomass growth
- Forest management planning