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Special Issue "Fruit and Nut Tree Phenology in a Warming World"
A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Horticultural and Floricultural Crops".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2020) | Viewed by 30926
Special Issue Editor
Interests: horticulture; tree phenology modeling; climate change; decision analysis
Special Issue Information
Fruit and nut trees are grown in a wide range of climates, and in most of them the timing of their development stages is being increasingly affected by climatic change. Warming winters have led to changes in bloom times, occasionally accompanied by an increased risk of frost damage, or even by complete loss of economic viability. Warming in spring, summer, and fall has had consequences for the rate of fruit development, harvest time, and fruit quality. Growers of deciduous fruit and nut trees are increasingly concerned about the implications of climate change for their livelihoods, but many find themselves without adequate information or resources to anticipate the future performance of their orchards and to develop appropriate adaptation strategies.
This Special Issue aims to compile evidence on the impact of climate change on fruit and nut tree phenology that has already been observed and on that that is yet to come. We invite contributions that provide documentations of such an impact, efforts to model the phenological responses of trees, studies that project climate change impact on trees, and other research that may help us narrow our knowledge gaps on this important issue. We particularly welcome contributions that synthesize existing knowledge into actionable information and help enable growers to successfully navigate the challenge of continually adapting to dynamically warming production conditions.
Prof. Eike Luedeling
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agronomy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- climate change
- tree phenology
- decision support
- phenology modeling