Special Issue "Genetic Adaptations and Morphological Variation of Forest Tree"

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Genetics and Molecular Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 149

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Dendrology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kornik, Poland
Interests: genetics; genomics; molecular phylogenetics; seed aging
Department of Biology, University of A. Mickiewicz in Poznań, ul. University of Poznań 6, 61-614 Poznań, Poland
Interests: ecological genomics; evolutionary genetics; natural selection; local adaptation; hybridization; development of molecular tools and resources; demographic inferences; conservation and management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The progression of climate change poses new challenges for humanity. Problems with forest stand renewal and migration or even extinction of species may become the consequences of more frequent and longer periods of drought, rising temperatures, and weather anomalies. Therefore, there is an indisputable need to preserve genetic material for the protection of biodiversity. The ‘omics era’ provides powerful tools to study genetic diversity on a large scale at low cost. Genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, and proteomics are providing new insights into the molecular mechanisms leading to adaptations in constantly changing environmental conditions.

This Special Issue “Genetic Adaptations and Morphological Variations in Forest Trees” will feature original research articles, literature reviews, and opinion papers on topics related to genetic diversity, as it is widely understood, that leads to the adaptation of forest trees. The aim is to provide novel perspectives that will allow us to understand adaptive evolution, from the identity of genetic variants to their effects on cells, organisms, populations, and ecosystems.

Dr. Hanna Fuchs
Dr. Witold Wachowiak
Guest Editors

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. Forests 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 2600 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.


  • genetic diversity
  • genetics
  • genomics
  • genetic adaptations
  • epigenetics
  • transcriptomics
  • proteomics
  • phenotypic evolution
  • phenotypic variation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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