Call for Papers: "Diverse Forestry Systems for Cleaner Production towards the Bio-Based Economy and Sustainable Development"

Related GLP Member: Sheikh Adil Edrisi, P.C. Abhilash, Himlal Baral, Vishal Tripathi, Rama Kant Dubey

Dear Colleagues,

The rapid growth in the population has created tremendous pressure on various natural resources, including forest resources, for harnessing several ecosystem services. The most common trade-off is deforestation for obtaining benefits such as the production of food, fodder, fuel, and development of infrastructure amid urban sprawling and industrialization. These approaches usually result in land abandonment, degradation, or the development of urban heat islands, subsequently leading to unforeseen consequences at regional and global scales. Therefore, the unprecedented increase in the worldwide population has urged humanity to seek exploration and development in various dimensions, including diverse forestry practices. These practices can help pioneer and assure human adaptability towards socio-ecological and economic interfaces under changing climatic conditions.

Consequently, it could further help to build a bio-based economy for a sustainable future. Hence, innovative and sustainable forestry practices are imperative to address sustainability challenges in the current decade of ecosystem restoration. In this regard, the present Special Issue, Diverse Forestry Systems for Cleaner Production towards the Bio-Based Economy and Sustainable Development,” aims to congregate the notable research for addressing the diverse issues of forestry practices developed for improving human well-being and meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. This Special Issue is looking original research, reviews, short communications, monographs, or opinions related (but not limited) to:

  • Forest landscape restoration for bioenergy parks, aesthetic development, and other benefits;
  • Innovative forestry systems in urbs, sub-urbs, and agriscapes for sustaining green spaces;
  • Urban forestry and management practices for multipurpose benefits and sustainable cities;
  • Sustainability assessments of community and urban forestry practices;
  • Phytochemicals and value-added byproducts from sustainable forestry systems;
  • Agroforestry as a sustainable approach towards bioeconomy.

Dr. Sheikh Adil Edrisi
Dr. Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil Abhilash
Dr. Himlal Baral
Dr. Vishal Tripathi
Dr. Rama Kant Dubey
Guest Editors

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