About this Research Topic
This Research Topic is dedicated to advancing the progress of sustainable forest management for carbon neutral targets. It provides an opportunity for publishing the original research or rigorous reviews on simulating the forest carbon balance, evaluating different management strategies on the forest carbon balance, quantifying the effects of climate on the forest carbon balance, and understanding the trade-offs between carbon and timber or other services, and developing flexible decision-making tools for various forest landowners considering carbon objectives, and promoting the human well-being of rural areas through carbon trading market. Manuscripts focused on the above topics, both for natural and planted forests, and both from empirical and theoretical perspectives, are sincerely welcomed.
In this Research Topic, well-prepared submissions that cover one or more of the following topics are very welcomed:
- Simulating the carbon balance of forest ecosystems from empirical or theoretical perspectives.
- Evaluating the effects of different management prescriptions on the forest carbon balance.
- Quantifying the effects of climate change on the forest carbon balance.
- Understanding the complex trade-offs between carbon and timber or other services.
- Developing flexible decision-making tools for various forest landowners considering carbon objectives.
- Improving the human well-being of rural areas through international or regional carbon markets.
Keywords: Forest management, Carbon balance, Trade-off, Climate change, Carbon sequestration, Carbon stock, Decision-making tools, Carbon trading
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.