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Ana Cristina Gonçalves

University of Évora


Structure Composition Spatial arrangement Dynamics Growth Production Regeneration Species interactions Tree size interactions Resilience Silvicultural practices Conversion and transformation Sustainability Multi-benefit

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Silviculture can be defined as the applied science that rules an ecologically sustainable management of the forest ecosystems, having into consideration the needs of society in products and services. It is of the utmost importance to maintain the perpetuity and sustainability of forests stands and productions. Silviculture makes the bridge between the individual trees and the stand, using several methods and techniques in the stand management. The stands range from even-aged monospecific to uneven-aged multispecific, with different levels of diversity and a wide assortment of products and services. As a result, for the characterization and modelling of the forest stands there is a large suite of approaches that are related to the objectives, productions and services, and yields.

This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art. Overall the studies of this publication are intended to encompass the following areas: stand structure, modelling, silvicultural practices, diversity, conversion and transformation, and close-to-nature silviculture. 

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 29th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: December 20th 2019

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: February 18th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: May 8th 2020

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Expected publication date: July 7th 2020

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About the editor

Ana Cristina Gonçalves

University of Évora

Ana Cristina Gonçalves is Assistant Professor with Habilitation at the University of Évora, in Department of Rural Engineering, Portugal and researcher at the Institute for Mediterranean Agrarian Sciences (ICAAM). She holds a PhD in Forestry and has authored more than 100 publications and participated in 15 research projects. Her research is focused on silviculture and modelling in pure, mixed, even-aged and uneven-aged stands; forest management and planning integrated in a GIS environment.

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