Editors in Chief

  • Weilun Yin, Beijing Forestry University
  • Klaus v. Gadow, University of Göttingen

Society affiliation

Beijing Forest University

The publication costs for Forest Ecosystems are initially covered by Beijing Forestry University, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge during the first three years (2014-2016).


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Aims & scope


Forest Ecosystems is an international Open Access journal publishing scientific communications from any discipline that can provide interesting contributions about the structure and dynamics of "natural" and "domesticated" forest ecosystems, and their services to people. We welcome innovative science as well as application oriented work that will enhance understanding of woody plant communities. Very specific studies are welcome if they are part of a thematic series that provides some holistic perspective that is of general interest.

Open thematic series

3D Remote Sensing

Deadline for submissions: February 28, 2015

Uncertainty and Risk Analysis in Forest Ecosystem Dynamics

Risk and uncertainty are intrinsically part of forest ecosystems affecting their economic and ecological functioning. This thematic series will present current work relating to risk analysis and modeling, uncertainty assessment and analysis, and adaptive management issues. The objective is to improve our ability to predict hazard event probabilities, and to adapt if predictions fail.

Deadline for submissions: August 31, 2014

Modeling Forest Dynamics

Forest models are essential for understanding the dynamics of different ecosystems. They represent average experience of how trees regenerate and respond to competition. This thematic series will present current work relating to modeling plantations and natural forests.

Forest Observational Studies

Forest Observational Studies (FOS) in the form of long-term field plots represent an important “Green Infrastructure” in many countries. The primary objective of Observational Studies is not hypothesis testing (Experiments) or reporting/monitoring (Resource Assessments), but providing empirical observations for improved understanding and modeling of ecosystem function and dynamics.

Deadline for submissions: 30 April, 2014

Editor's quote

Li Hui "Forest Ecosystems is an international high-quality journal. We publish studies about protected and managed forest ecosystems, including peer-reviewed original articles, reviews and short communications. The journal was initiated and is published by the Beijing Forestry University in collaboration with Springer and provides a common platform for scholars interested in ecology and forestry (both theoretical and applied)."

Li Hui,
Managing Editor
Beijing Forestry University, China.

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ISSN: 2197-5620