Special Issue "Interactions between Climate Change and Other Stresses on Forest Ecosystem Structure and Function"

A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Steven McNulty

Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center, USDA Forest Service, USA
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Interests: climate change; interaction; impact; forest ecosystem; structure; function

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The ecosystem impacts of climate change do not occur in a vacuum. Components of climate change, including shifting patterns and severity of drought, heat, cold, precipitation, ice and wind interact with other factors, such as carbon dioxide, ozone, acidic or heavy metal deposition, insects, disease, and wildfire, which all interact with forest ecosystems. A complete understanding of all possible interactions is not possible due to a large number of potential synergistic and antagonistic combinations. However, ecosystem research is increasingly focused on the most likely impact scenarios, such as drought and wildfire, or heat and ozone. This Special Issue of Climate presents interactions of how climate change and other environmental drivers change forest structures and functions. Papers on changing forest biodiversity, productivity, hydrology, carbon sequestration, and phenology would all be appropriate topics. Likewise, papers using a range of study methods, including experimental studies, modeling exercises, and meta-analysis research, would all be appropriate for this issue.

Dr. Steven McNulty
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • climate change
  • interaction
  • impact
  • forest ecosystem
  • structure
  • function

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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