Special Issue "Effects of Climate Change and Air Pollutants on Forest Tree Species"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019
Forest tree species can be regarded as life-support equipment because they can provide the oxygen necessary for respiration to living organisms, alleviate global warming by the absorption and fixation of atmospheric CO2, and purify a polluted atmosphere by the absorption and/or adsorption of air pollutants. However, anthropogenic emission of CO2 and air pollutants into the atmosphere causes climate change, such as global warming and air pollution, as well as adverse effects on many forest tree species all over the world. This means that we are turning off this life-support equipment by ourselves. For sustainable development, therefore, we must protect forest tree species against climate change and air pollution. This Special Issue is focused on the effects of climate change, such as elevated air temperature and atmospheric CO2 concentration, and air pollutants, such as ozone, acid deposition, and aerosols on forest tree species, and case studies on relationships between climate change and/or air pollution and forests. I hope that this Special Issue will contribute, both to an increased awareness of climate change and air pollution problems, and to the protection of forest tree species against environmental stress. Experimental and field studies on the effects of climate change and air pollutants on forest tree species are welcome to this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Takeshi Izuta
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 papers will be 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 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.
- Forest tree species
- Environmental stresses
- Climate change
- Global warming
- Gaseous air pollutants
- Acid deposition
- Elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide
- Dry and wet depositions of air pollutants onto forest