Topicalities in Forest Ecology of Seeds—Series II

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 August 2024 | Viewed by 110

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This is series II of the Special Issue “Topicalities in Forest Ecology of Seeds”.

The gene pool of forest trees is part of the natural wealth of the environment and is important for the future of forests in terms of the adaptability and ecological stability of forest stands. Maintaining the morphological and physiological quality of forest tree seeds is the most important condition for the possibility of successful forest reproduction. Advancing climate change, forest soil degradation and inappropriate management are weakening healthy trees, causing forests to become less stable and more vulnerable. Knowledge of reproductive material and related topics can help us to better understand how forests work in relation to ongoing climate change. This Special Issue will provide an overview of the most recent advances in the field of seed ecology and its applications in diverse areas by presenting selected contributions on advances in the seeds and fruits of forest species, their morphological and physiological characterization, and many related topics.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Flowering and pollination of forest trees;
  • Seed and fruit quality;
  • Forest seed production;
  • Seed dispersal;
  • Soil seed banks;
  • Seed germination and early seedling growth;
  • Seed dormancy;
  • Seed and fruit predation by animals;
  • Perspectives in forest seed technology.

Dr. Božena Šerá
Guest Editor

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  • seed production
  • seed quality
  • seed dispersal
  • seed germination
  • early seedling growth
  • soil seed banks
  • seed dormancy
  • seed predation

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