Special Issue "The 24th IUFRO World Congress: Session 13 Salamanders: World Icons of Aquatic Biodiversity in Forests"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2015

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Deanna H. Olson
Supervisory Research Ecologist, Team Leader—Aquatic Ecology and Management, Land and Watershed Management Research Program, Pacific Northwest Research Station, US Forest Service, 3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
Website: http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/lwm/aem/
E-Mail: dedeolson@fs.fed.us

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleague,

Salamanders are well-known denizens of northern hemisphere forests, with bi-phasic life histories bridging aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Today, we are still discovering the extent of forest salamander biodiversity, and charting their losses simultaneously. With close ties to forest, water, and climate, salamanders are emerging as contemporary symbols of world forestry sustainability, and its complexity over the next millennia as we strive for wise stewardship inclusive of both water and land resources. 2014 is designated as "Year of the Salamander" by Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC; http://parcplace.org/). In collaboration with PARC and international salamander scientists, this special issue of Forests aims to showcase forest salamander research. Manuscript themes may span forestry practices, reserve designs, riparian buffer efficacy, population ecology, climate change models, and genetic tools for connectivity pathway planning and inventory/monitoring (e-DNA). Submissions are encouraged on all forest-occurring taxa, and especially the iconic "giant salamanders," Eurasian salamandrids, and the ecologically important terrestrial plethodontid salamanders, some of which are threatened from forest habitat loss, stream siltation, damming, overexploitation, and chemical and disease effects. In all, salamanders integrate threats to world forest biodiversity, and this special issue is intended to showcase the diversity of taxa and issues.

Dr. Deanna H. Olson
Guest Editor


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  • forest salamanders
  • biodiversity
  • habitat associations
  • management effects
  • streams
  • ponds
  • down wood
  • population demography
  • conservation biology

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p. 827-838
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Forests 2015, 6(3), 827-838; doi:10.3390/f6030827
Received: 1 October 2014 / Accepted: 16 March 2015 / Published: 20 March 2015
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Forests 2015, 6(1), 1-26; doi:10.3390/f6010001
Received: 11 October 2014 / Accepted: 11 December 2014 / Published: 24 December 2014
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Forests 2014, 5(12), 3070-3086; doi:10.3390/f5123070
Received: 6 October 2014 / Revised: 2 December 2014 / Accepted: 2 December 2014 / Published: 9 December 2014
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Forests 2014, 5(11), 2703-2729; doi:10.3390/f5112703
Received: 7 October 2014 / Revised: 30 October 2014 / Accepted: 31 October 2014 / Published: 17 November 2014
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Forests 2014, 5(11), 2750-2772; doi:10.3390/f5112750
Received: 29 September 2014 / Revised: 4 November 2014 / Accepted: 5 November 2014 / Published: 17 November 2014
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Forests 2014, 5(11), 2679-2702; doi:10.3390/f5112679
Received: 7 October 2014 / Revised: 6 November 2014 / Accepted: 6 November 2014 / Published: 13 November 2014
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