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30 June 2021
Arboricultural research advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
The Arboricultural Journal is actively seeking submissions which contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, for a Special Issue of the journal to be published in 2022.
Topics include but are not limited to:
- Arboriculture and tree care, forestry and horticulture;
- Arboricultural professional practice and related matters;
- The urban forest and urban forestry;
- Tree and woodland ecology, history and related issues;
- Ancient and veteran trees and their management;
- Landscape design and evaluation;
- Tree and forest economics and assessment methodologies;
- Issues of relevant legal and litigation practice;
- Recreational and amenity trees;
- People and trees;
- Trees, woods and environmental change;
- Urban and urban-fringe trees, urban forestry, urban environments;
- Community forests and forestry;
- Highway trees and woods;
- Issues of biofuel, green infrastructure, and urban greenspace;
This special issue will participate in a cross-discipline collection, with contributions from across the Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences, in support of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 missions. These missions collectively represent important research and policy priorities facing our global society. The collection will be published to be timed with Earth Day 2022 (22 April 2022) as part of a joint effort to support real-world research that addresses the SDGs and global policy priorities.
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We are seeking novel and creative contributions in the form of original research and reviews. This is an exciting opportunity to make an impact beyond the field of academia and contribute to real-world developments of products and policies. We encourage a diverse and creative approach to tackling these global challenges and will review all submissions equally.
Submissions should clearly indicate in the abstract which UN SDG (s) the research relates to. This should be structured as an Impact Statement of no more than 250 words.
We anticipate research will concentrate on one or more of the following goals:
Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities: “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”
Goal 13. Climate action: “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”
Goal 15: Life on Land: “Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Find out more about the full list of 17 UN SDGs, and why these have been selected as areas of global importance here.
Deadline for submissions: 30th June 2021
Anticipated publication date: March 2022
For more information about the Arboricultural Journal, and this Special Issue, contact the Editor in Chief, Ian Rotherham.
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