Special Issue on Forest Ecosystems, Agroextractivism and Local Development

Submission Deadline: Feb. 20, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Patricia Chaves De Oliveira
      Faculty of Agronomy, Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará, Institute of Biodiversity and Forest, Santarém, Brazil
    Guest Editors play a significant role in a special issue. They maintain the quality of published research and enhance the special issue’s impact. If you would like to be a Guest Editor or recommend a colleague as a Guest Editor of this special issue, please Click here to fulfill the Guest Editor application.
    • Elaine Pacheco De Oliveira
      Biotechnology Faculty, Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará, Institute of Biodiversity and Forest, Santarém, Brazil
    • Rommel Noce
      Faculty of Forest Engineering, Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará, Institute of Biodiversity and Forest, Santarém, Brazil
    • Diego Maia Zaccardi
      Faculty of Fishery Engineering, Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará, Institute of Water Science and Technology, Santarém, Brazil
    • Alberto Garcia Ruiz
      Departamento Academico de Botanica, Facultad de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana, Iquitos, Peru
    • Javier Delaguila Chavez
      Department of Hydrobiology, Biology Sciences Faculty, Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana, Iquitos, Peru
    • Andrei Santos De Morais
      Interdisciplinary Training Center, Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará, Santarém, Brazil
  • Introduction

    Forest ecosystems and communities, often agro-extractive, require the agro and biotechnological modernization of their current modes of production, which are uncompetitive in current economic models. However, the rich traditional knowledge that such native populations have is of valuable importance for the efficiency of agronomic and forest management, as well as for enhancing the latent Bioeconomy in most Conservation Unit scenarios. The interlacing of technologies and traditional knowledge, results in a still little exploitable binomial in forest ecosystems. Ethnobotany as an important instrument for directing the exploitation of forest resources, associated with vegetation ecophysiology studies, is one of the many essential aspects for the sustainable development of agroforestry communities. Similarly, the management of aquatic environments aimed at protecting nurseries of fish species, associated with fishermen's culture, and is a fundamental component when thinking about the agro-forest ecosystem in a Systemic way. Finally, the sciences such as plant biotechnology, for example, are crucial for the verticalization of productive chains such as vegetable oils and fruits in the tropical Forests. Thus, the theme FOREST ECOSYSTEMS, AGROEXTRACTIVISM AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT aims to gather scientific articles that discuss forest and agro ecosystems from the aspects of ethnobotany, plant physiology, culture, forest lake management, plant biotechnology, agroforestry management, forest economy and of smart forest communities.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Forest and aquatic ecosystems
    2. Traditional communities
    3. Biotechnology
    4. Ethnobotany
    5. Plant physiology
    6. “Smart” forest communities
    7. Plant health
    8. Plant production

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.agricultureforestry.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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