Submissions are invited for a special issue of the International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, entitled Synergies between biodiversity and management for high-value timber species. This issue is based on a technical session at IUFRO 2014, but the issue is open to authors who did not participate in the session. The deadline has been extended to April 15, 2015.
This Special Issue examines the scientific basis for managing to create a positive synergy between biodiversity and high-value timber species. Management to conserve biodiversity and management for the production of high-value timber species can be in conflict with each other. The increasing need to conserve biodiversity and the ongoing demand for high-value timbers prompt the goal to integrate these management objectives.
Therefore papers are requested for a Special Issue that explores positive interactions between biodiversity and high-value timbers. This Special Issue aims for a global scope, including tropical and temperate high-value timbers. Possible topics include:
* How biodiversity can protect high-value species from pests and pathogens
· How biodiversity, as an indicator of more intact ecosystems, can sustain production of high-value species
· How high-value species in restoration and plantations can reestablish or conserve biodiversity
· How high-value species in enrichment plantings or natural forest can help maintain intact forests and their biodiversity
· How high-value species themselves are examples of biodiversity in need of conservation
For more information, please see: <http://explore.tandfonline.com/pages/cfp/tbsm-themed-paper-aug-2014> http://explore.tandfonline.com/pages/cfp/tbsm-themed-paper-aug-2014
If you have any questions, please contact Sheila Ward at: sheila.emily.ward(a)gmail.com
Coordinator, IUFRO 1.02.04