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Special Issue "Ecto- and Endomycorrhizal Relationships in Forest Trees"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Maria Rudawska

Institute of Dendrology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Laboratory of Symbiotic Associations, Parkowa Str. No 5, PL-62-035 Kornik, Poland
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Interests: Ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungal community composition, diversity and abundance of forest trees, ECM fungal community structure of seedlings in forest nurseries, effect of forest management on ECM fungal diversity, ECM fungal community of alien tree species
Guest Editor
Dr. Tomasz Leski

Institute of Dendrology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Laboratory of Symbiotic Associations, Parkowa Str. No 5, PL-62-035 Kornik, Poland
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Interests: Ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungal community composition, diversity and abundance of forest trees, ECM fungal community structure of seedlings in forest nurseries, effect of forest management on ECM fungal diversity, ECM fungal community of alien tree species

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mycorrhiza is an intimate fungus–plant mutualism and play crucial ecological roles by determining the nutrient acquisition, drought tolerance of trees and enhancing tolerance to root and shoot pathogens. All known forms of mycorrhizae with ecto- or endomycorrhizal features can be found in boreal, temperate and tropical forests, however they are dominated by the ecto, ericoid, and arbuscular mycorrhizas. Other forms of mycorrhiza, including ectendomycorrhiza, arbutoid, and orchid and monotropoid mycorrhizas, are understudied and the role they play in forest ecosystems need to be elucidated. Mycorrhizal fungi are increasingly viewed as a major functional guild across forest ecosystems, and our ability to study them is expanding rapidly.

This Special Issue of Forests is focused on all types of mycorrhizal symbiosis and the role they play in different forest ecosystems. We encourage studies from all fields of mycorrhizal ecology, but particularly those which attempt to describe, spatial patterns of mycorrhizal diversity and community structure, the functional properties of mycorrhizas in field settings, the environmental and ecological factors that control mycorrhizal distributions, responses of dominant mycorrhizal fungi to global change (specifically increased CO2, nutrient availability, temperature and drought), effect of forest management on diversity of mycorrhizal fungi and shifts in dominant species and/or extinction of certain fungi under changing environmental conditions.

Prof. Dr. Maria Rudawska
Dr. Tomasz Leski
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 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.

Keywords

  • Ectomycorrhiza
  • endomycorrhiza
  • arbuscular mycorrhiza
  • ectendomycorrhiza
  • ericoid mycorrhiza
  • mycorrhizal diversity
  • community structure
  • forest management
  • soil biology

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