Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Forests (IECF2022)"

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 July 2023 | Viewed by 175

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Angela Lo Monaco
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Department of Agriculture and Forest Science, University of Tuscia, Via San Camillo de Lellis snc, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
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
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Prof. Dr. Rodolfo Picchio
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Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences, University of Tuscia, Via S. Camillo de Lellis, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
Interests: forest utilization; logging activities; reduced-impact logging; sustainable forest management; forest restoration systems
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Prof. Dr. Mark Vanderwel
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Guest Editor
Department of Biology, University of Regina 3737 Wascana Pkwy, Regina, SK S4S 0A2, Canada
Interests: tree demography; stand dynamics; forest simulation modelling; global change; forest distributions; carbon sequestration; LiDAR

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is a pleasure to announce the Special Issue of the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Forests (IECF2022)—exploring new discoveries and new directions in forests. The conference has been organized by the MDPI open-access journal Forests (impact factor 2.634), and will be conducted online from 15 to 31 October 2022.

Forests and agroforestry systems are crucial for the health of our planet, as also highlighted in the recent COP26 meeting, and all stakeholders, beginning with forest scientists, have to focus their attention on the overall sustainability of the forest sector. Alongside timber production, forests provide several fundamental ecosystem services, such as biodiversity conservation, soil protection, recreation, landscape, food supply, and carbon stocking, without forgetting the value in terms of aesthetics, education, spiritualism, art, and identity that forests possess. It is up to us to manage forests in the best possible way, allowing them to continue to carry out all of these crucial roles. The global pandemic has further increased, if possible, the importance of forests, highlighting their relevance in human health.

Taking into account the above-mentioned factors, the role of forest research is fundamental, and only through sharing knowledge and competence among the different sectors of forest sciences will it be possible to achieve the ambitious but crucial goal of sustainable forest management.

The Special Issue aims to publish selected papers from the Proceedings volume associated with our event.

The Special Issue aims to provide an opportunity to share new ideas, technologies, and innovations in the broad area of forest sciences with the global community of scientists in the field of forestry. Through IECF2022, we aim to promote and advance the exciting and rapidly changing field of forestry, forest ecology and products deriving from forests. All participants are encouraged to submit a full paper to the dedicated Conference Special Issue in Forests with a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charges (APC).

Therefore, we invite you to join us with your work and be part of this exciting experience.

Topics of interest for the conference are as follows:

  1. Forest Ecology and Management;
  2. Forest Ecophysiology and Genetics;
  3. Wood Science, Production Chains, Fuelwood and Trade;
  4. Forest Operations and Engineering;
  5. Forest and Urban Forest Sustainability;
  6. Forest Inventory, Quantitative Methods and Remote Sensing;
  7. Forest Wildfires and Other Natural Hazards;
  8. Forest Economics, Policy and Social Science;
  9. Forest Climate Regulation.

This is a great opportunity to exchange ideas and start fruitful collaborations.

Prof. Dr. Angela Lo Monaco
Prof. Dr. Rodolfo Picchio
Prof. Dr. Mark Vanderwel
Guest Editors

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.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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