Selected presentations from the Urban Tree Diversity 2 Conference will be invitied to submit to a newly announced Special Issuein the Open Access journal ‘Forests’. This established Open Access journal has an impact factor of 1.45 and a wide international readership.
The Special Issue aims to fill a void and focus on the socioecological diversity and the economic value of the ecosystem services from urban and periurban forests.
- Submissions can address the botanical, structural, and faunal diversity of urban and periurban tree populations.
- Diversity can also be the value and perceptions of societies towards urban forests and their socioeconomic and environmental benefits.
- Manuscripts that analyze, map, and value urban forest diversity and ecosystem services—and their interactions or tradeoffs—are encouraged.
- Manuscripts evaluating available models and approaches or the use of biodiversity and ecosystem functions for addressing nature-based solutions, management problems, or climate change policies in little studied urban contexts and developing countries are particularly welcome.
Guest Editors：Dr. Francisco Escobedo; Dr. Stephen Livesley; Dr. Justin Morgenroth
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2016