Special Issue "Ecosystem Services and the Forest Economy"

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 (15 November 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Damian C. Adams
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Guest Editor
Natural Resource Economics & Policy, School of Forest Resources & Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Interests: forest policy; ecosystem services; forest economics; natural resources
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Dr. Melissa Kreye
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Guest Editor
Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA 16802, USA
Interests: forest policy; ecosystem services; forest economics; cultural values of forest landowners

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Forests are routinely valued for the limited number of market commodities they provide—mostly timber. A growing recognition of the vital role that forests play in sustaining life and wellbeing, as well as the economy, is driving many changes to policy, ownership, and management of forests. The focus of this Special Issue of Forests is the forest economy and its connection to ecosystem services. We welcome submissions that broadly engage with the question of forests and the value of ecosystem services. Examples include understanding the effectiveness of policy and programmatic initiatives, the role of market forces, and assessment of economic–ecological tradeoffs in a working forest context.

Dr. Damian Adams
Dr. Melissa Kreye
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 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.


  • ecosystem services
  • economic value
  • policy
  • management

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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