Rural Landscapes: Society, Environment, History is a peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to landscape research and interdisciplinary communication. Rural Landscapes aims to be a leading academic forum for the blending, contrasting and bridging of contemporary and historical landscape studies that engage with environmental and societal perspectives on rural landscapes in all parts of the world.
The journal accepts contributions from a broad range of research fields, such as historical ecology, political ecology, rural development, landscape ecology, palaeo-ecology, archaeology, anthropology, sociology, history, agriculture, forestry and geography.
Beyond Forestry: Knowledge Practices for Sustainable Landscapes with Trees
Despite participatory efforts and visions of more democratic and sustainable forestry, local communities and knowledge holders continue to be over-looked in forest-related decision-making.
In this special issue, we focus on knowledge practices as key in individuals and societies’ interactions with forests, and in the reproduction and naturalisation of authority within forestry. We examine historical and current forestry knowledge practices and discuss how these can be garnered for a transformation towards more sustainable relations between people and trees in the landscape.
We invite papers that investigate historical and current practices, as well as papers describing pathways towards, open and pluralistic knowledge practices in forestry.
All manuscripts will have to pass a rigorous peer-review process before they are accepted for publication. For more information on how to submit your work, see the author guidelines.
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