The IUFRO Units 4.04.04 'Sustainable Forest Management Scheduling' and 4.04.06 'Nature Conservation Planning' are sponsoring a Special Issue on Decision Support for Integrated Policy Analysis to be published in Forest Policy and Economics (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/forest-policy-and-economics).
This Special Issue originates from an initiative of Working Group 2 “Forestry modelling for integrated policy analysis” of COST Action FP1207 "Orchestrating forest-related policy analysis in Europe (ORCHESTRA)". It addresses a topic that is relevant to the five themes of the IUFRO 2015-2019 Strategy and that is transversal to Divisions 3, 4, 6 and 9.
We welcome the submission of manuscripts reporting research of models, methods and/or decision support systems (DSS) that account for forest-related policy analysis at multiple levels and its application in real case studies. As currently, little information is available about decision support tools used for forest policy development, a special focus should be on the information provided by different types of decision support tools at different scales and on the benefits and limitations/challenges of the approaches presented. Particular attention should be paid to forest-related policy fields such as biodiversity, climate change, bioenergy, trade and green economy.
The deadline for manuscript submission: 30 September 2016.
More information at: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/forest-policy-and-economics/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-models-and-tools-for-integrated-forest-mana.