Special Issue “Adaptive Forest Management to Climatic Change”

This Special Issue of Forests journal is focused on quantifying adaptive forest management impacts to face climate change effects.

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Photo: Universitat Politècnica de València
Photo: Universitat Politècnica de València

Current forest management schemes may be considered suitable for adapting some forests, but new approaches are required for situations where future ecological conditions will dramatically worsen. Adaptive forest management (AFM) is required to minimise the risks and impacts of climate change by reducing forest vulnerability.

This Special Issue, aims at covering a variety of situations in which the impact of adaptive forest management is assessed, with particular attention to regions where projected climatic conditions are expected to be more limiting such as those in dry areas (Mediterranean and tropical areas).

Experimental studies which quantify adaptive forest management impacts (thinning, restoration, species selection, assistance migration, fertilisation, no action, etc.) from the fields of silviculture, ecophysiology, forest hydrology, wildfire prevention, carbon sequestration, soil conservation, and biodiversity are welcome. In addition, modelling approaches assessing relationships between AFM impacts with projected climate scenarios and other ecosystem characteristics are also welcome. This Special Issue will contribute to the development of strategies to increase forest adaptation and resilience to climate change.

Deadline for submissions: 15 December 2021

Read more about this call and submit your manuscript