Our Section Applied Botany announces the 2022 special section “Applied Botany for Sustainability” in their open access Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality (JABFQ). The aim of this special section is to demonstrate how applied botany can contribute to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all people and the world by 2030". Some of those goals are SDG1 zero hunger, SDG12 responsible consumption and production and SDG15 life on land.
The Editors-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Jutta Papenbrock, Dr. Andrea Krähmer and Dr. Heike Riegler invite everyone to participate by submitting a manuscript until August 31st, 2022.
In general, every topic that uses botany to work towards any of the Sustainable Development Goals is welcome. Those include but are not limited to plant cultivation techniques, effective or gentle harvesting regimes and techniques, novel storage solutions for plant commodities, biomass waste valorisation, landscape management, underutilized or neglected plant resources, biodiversity conservation, the use of wastewater for irrigation, heavy metal contaminated soils, radiation contamination, air pollution, all aspects of phytoremediation and many more. Further details can be found at the journal’s website.
This special section is also connected to the Symposium “Applied Botany for Sustainability” by our Section at this year’s International Conference of the German Society for Plant Sciences in Bonn, Germany (28th August to 1st September 2022). If you plan to contribute to the Symposium, we invite you to submit a connected manuscript to our JABFQ until May 31st, 2022.
Like always, no publication charges are raised for members of our Section Applied Botany.