Research on Vegetation Change in Forest Wetlands

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Ecology and Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2024 | Viewed by 134

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Forest wetlands are complex and special ecosystems that provide several functions of vital importance to the environment. They regulate water flows and protect coastal areas and lake shores from erosion and storm effects. They improve water quality and are important for the nutrient cycle. In addition, they are important for wildlife, as they provide breeding grounds for fishes and birds. However, globally, forest wetlands have declined due to deforestation, land use, hydrological changes and urbanization. The conservation and restoration of forest wetlands is therefore of great importance.

Vegetation is a functional element in forest wetlands and plays an irreplaceable role in biodiversity conservation. Therefore, vegetation changes can result in a loss of crucial ecosystem functions and/or biodiversity. This Special Issue will focus on research on vegetation change in forest wetlands with a focus on the response of vegetation to:

  • climate change;
  • environmental change;
  • degradation;
  • land use;
  • invasive species.

We further invite papers that focus on the effect of vegetation change to biodiversity, ecosystem functions and ecosystem services, as well as studies that focus on the restoration of forest wetlands. This Special Issue will focus on all kinds of forest wetlands, including marine and estuarine systems as well as riverine, lacustrine and palustrine systems.

Dr. Jasmin Mantilla-Contreras
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • wetlands
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • land use
  • invasive species
  • conservation
  • restoration

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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