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Special Issue "Recent Progress in Fire Ecology and Management in Tropical and Subtropical Ecosystems"
A special issue of Fire (ISSN 2571-6255).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 667
Special Issue Editors
Interests: conservation biology; ecology; zoology
Interests: fire ecology; fire management; ethnoecology; ecological restoration
Interests: climate; remote sensing; wildfires; climate extremes such as drought and heatwaves
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Special Issue Information
We are pleased to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue of Fire, entitled ‘Recent Progress in Fire Ecology and Management in Tropical and Subtropical Ecosystems’. Fire is recognized as a fundamental ecological process with a pivotal role in shaping the evolution and function of several ecosystems worldwide. Fire events may cause local species extinction, modify populations and communities, drive successional patterns, and affect carbon and nutrient cycling.
The occurrence of both natural and anthropogenic wildfires is markedly increasing around the globe. This increase is caused not only by climatic events (e.g., severe droughts and hotter days) but also directly by human activities. The tropical and subtropical ecosystems (including rainforests, seasonal forests, savannas, and grasslands) have been greatly affected by this increase in fire frequency. With this scenario, both researchers and managers are facing the challenge of developing adequate fire management strategies. However, good-quality and adequate scientific information regarding the effects of fire events (both natural and man-made) on these ecosystems is essential.
In this Special Issue, we aim to stimulate the publication of scientific articles assessing the impacts of natural and anthropogenic fires on several aspects of subtropical and tropical ecosystems. We welcome studies that investigate the direct and indirect effects of fire on organisms and ecological processes in these ecosystems. We are also interested in studies investigating the efficacy of fire-management strategies for maintaining the biodiversity in these ecosystems and potentially reducing the occurrence of large, unplanned, and usually catastrophic wildfires. In this Special Issue, both original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Effects of fire management strategies on the biodiversity of tropical and subtropical ecosystems;
- Effects of large wildfires on the biota in tropical and subtropical ecosystems;
- Effects of fire on woody plant encroachment in tropical and subtropical ecosystems
- Indirect effects of fire on tropical and subtropical ecosystems, including effects on nutrient cycling, plant successional patterns, and plant–animal interactions;
- Effects of pyrodiversity on biodiversity in tropical and subtropical ecosystems;
- Landscape fire management in tropical and subtropical ecosystems;
- Identification and protection of fire-sensitive species in tropical and subtropical ecosystems.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Emerson Monteiro Vieira
Dr. Isabel B. Schmidt
Dr. Renata Libonati
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Fire 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 1800 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.
- fire behavior
- fire ecology
- fire management
- fire regime
- subtropical forests
- tropical biota
- tropical forests