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Important announcement

Starting from 1 January 2022, Forest Ecosystems will be no longer published by Springer. The submission system will be closed on 15 November 2021. For submission-related questions, please contact the editorial office via


Recent news

Professor Shilong Piao, an editorial board member of Forest Ecosystems, has been newly elected as an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

A new book from Forest Ecosystems board member Dr. Arne Pommerening

Forest Ecosystems Chief Editor honored by the University of Santiago de Compostela

African Union recognizes Forest Ecosystems Board member Dr. Richardson

Thematic series

Call for papers
3D Remote Sensing for Forests - Progress and Perspective

This thematic series covers a range of topics related to 3D remote sensing in forest environments, from terrestrial to spaceborne platforms, from active to passive sensors, and their applications across diverse forested landscapes. Review papers summarizing past and ongoing progresses and original research papers reflecting recent developments are particularly welcome, including studies about thematic information extraction, new techniques for forest mensuration, new missions, as well as new algorithms and applications.

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Published collections
National Forest Inventories – informing past, present and future decisions

Also to visit the collections page for all the thematic series published by Forest Ecosystems.

About the Journal

Aim and Scope

Forest Ecosystems is an open access, peer-reviewed 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. The journal welcomes 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.

Article-processing charges

The publication costs for Forest Ecosystems are covered by Beijing Forestry University, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge for each article accepted for publication.

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