Perspectives on the societal relevance of forests and trees change as part of wider processes of global change, globalization and a rediscovery of landscape-scale human wellbeing.
This section will feature science at the frontiers of inter- and transdisciplinary research that explores the way social and ecological subsystems interact in shaping challenges and opportunities.
Papers can focus on one or more of four knowledge-to-action chains that link a) scientific understanding of processes to system dynamics, scenarios, smart monitoring and performance metrics, b) ways to overcoming denial and active disinformation by vested interests to create a policy commitment, c) abilities to act in existing governance systems aligned with common understanding and concerns, and d) stimulating innovation and the emergence of practical solutions to recognized problems.
We invite contributions in the field of community forestry, agroforestry, forest-based livelihoods, tree and forest domestication, landscape functions, drivers and scenarios of tree cover change, ecosystem services, relational values and governance.
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