Special Issue "Exotic and Invasive Plant Species Impacting Forests"

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A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Shibu Jose
School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, 103 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building, Columbia, Missouri 65211, USA
Website: http://www.snr.missouri.edu/forestry/faculty/jose-s.php
E-Mail: joses@missouri.edu
Phone: +1 573 882 0240
Fax: +1 573 882 1977
Interests: ecological sustainability, agroforestry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In 1958, Charles Elton, a pioneer in population ecology, wrote of how ecological explosions were threatening the world. Nearly half a century later, his early warning has become one of the most important environmental crises of our time. Biological invasions have caused more species extinctions than human induced climate change and are the second leading cause of species extinctions after habitat loss. It is one of the major reasons of biodiversity depletion. Invasive plants, in particular, are to blame for much native species decline and ecosystem degradation.
The invasion of native ecosystems by alien plants can lead to alterations in nutrient cycling, fire regime, hydrology, energy budgets, and native species abundance and survival. There are studies being conducted to answer ecological, environmental, management and socio-economic questions related to invasive alien plans in forested ecosystems the world over. Although the economic and ecological damage caused by alien animal and microbe species are also astounding, the scope of this special issue is limited to alien plant invasions of forested ecosystems. We welcome your submissions.

Prof. Dr. Shibu Jose
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • Invasive alien plans
  • Invasion theories
  • Management tools
  • Economics of invasive plants
  • Policy frame work

Published Papers (10 papers)

Forests 2012, 3(4), 997-1016; doi:10.3390/f3040997
Received: 12 September 2012; in revised form: 5 October 2012 / Accepted: 18 October 2012 / Published: 30 October 2012
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Forests 2012, 3(4), 903-922; doi:10.3390/f3040903
Received: 2 July 2012; in revised form: 2 September 2012 / Accepted: 8 October 2012 / Published: 16 October 2012
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Forests 2012, 3(4), 896-902; doi:10.3390/f3040896
Received: 19 July 2012; in revised form: 11 September 2012 / Accepted: 1 October 2012 / Published: 8 October 2012
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Forests 2012, 3(4), 853-863; doi:10.3390/f3040853
Received: 29 June 2012; in revised form: 14 September 2012 / Accepted: 17 September 2012 / Published: 26 September 2012
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Forests 2012, 3(3), 840-852; doi:10.3390/f3030840
Received: 29 June 2012; in revised form: 24 August 2012 / Accepted: 24 August 2012 / Published: 12 September 2012
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Forests 2012, 3(3), 799-817; doi:10.3390/f3030799
Received: 17 May 2012; in revised form: 21 August 2012 / Accepted: 24 August 2012 / Published: 7 September 2012
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Forests 2012, 3(3), 745-763; doi:10.3390/f3030745
Received: 2 July 2012; in revised form: 14 August 2012 / Accepted: 15 August 2012 / Published: 27 August 2012
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Forests 2012, 3(3), 605-613; doi:10.3390/f3030605
Received: 1 June 2012; in revised form: 17 July 2012 / Accepted: 19 July 2012 / Published: 3 August 2012
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Forests 2012, 3(3), 573-590; doi:10.3390/f3030573
Received: 11 June 2012; in revised form: 25 June 2012 / Accepted: 20 July 2012 / Published: 27 July 2012
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Forests 2012, 3(2), 190-206; doi:10.3390/f3020190
Received: 19 March 2012; in revised form: 9 April 2012 / Accepted: 24 April 2012 / Published: 3 May 2012
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Last update: 25 February 2014

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