University of Bologna (Italy) – Special Issue “Global Change in Forests and Their Communities: Analyzing Spatio-Temporal Changes in Forest Complex Socio-Ecological Systems”

The scientific journal Frontiers in Forests and Global Change is working on a special issue entitled “Global Change in Forests and Their Communities: Analyzing spatio-temporal changes in complex forest social-ecological systems” and has recently opened a call for papers to include contributions from the research community.

The objective of this research topic is to assess how different global phenomena, such as climate change, rural to urban migration, among many others, are simultaneously affecting forests and forest-related communities. Understanding the mutual interactions of forest and human communities through multidisciplinary approaches has become fundamental to encourage forest practitioners and decision-makers to adopt management strategies that can preserve forest resources, biodiversity and safeguard forest-dependent communities.

This special issue explores the integration of multidisciplinary perspectives, such as socio-economic analysis, governance frameworks and community dynamics, in order to integrate them into decision-making processes.  It also aims to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of the ongoing interactions that characterise human-nature forest systems through the development, adoption and application of standardised quantitative parameters combined with qualitative data.


Guest editorial board

The guest editorial board that will review and accept manuscripts submitted for the Frontiers Special Issue of this research topic on global change in forests is composed of the following researchers and academics:

  • Marco CervelliniUniversity of Bologna, Italy.
  • Valentino Marini GovigliDepartment of Agricultural Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy.
  • Debbie BartlettUniversity of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom.
  • Simone BlancDepartment of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Sciences, School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, University of Turin, Italy
  • Paola MairotaUniversity of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy.
  • Elena Gorriz-MifsudCentre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC), Solsona, Spain

Please kindly note that the deadline for abstract submission is 6 May 2022 whereas the deadline for manuscripts submission is 6 July 2022.