Special Issue "Past Environmental Changes and Forest Conservation"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Rachid Cheddadi
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Guest Editor
Institute of Evolutionary Sciences (ISEM), University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Interests: palaeoecology; palaeoclimatology; macroecology; biogeography; palynology
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Prof. Dr. Adam A Ali
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Guest Editor
Institute of Evolutionary Sciences (ISEM), University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Interests: climate change; fire ecology; boreal Ecosystem; paleoecology; forest management
Dr. Cécile Remy
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Guest Editor
Universität Augsburg, Alter Postweg 118, 86159 Augsburg, Germany
Interests: paleoecology; vegetation modeling; forestry; disturbances; biogeography; climate change

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Forests provide many ecosystem services such as carbon regulation, biodiversity preservation, and, therefore, important resources for humans. With ongoing global climate change, the range of many species composing the forest biomes is endangered with local or full extinction because of their slow migration and/or adaptation rates.

Forest managers, biological conservationists, and policymakers need scientific-based solutions to mitigate the threat of species in the current context. The need to develop multidisciplinary and multiscale approaches with an integration of both present-day observations and a historical perspective must also be stressed. Modern population genetics can evaluate species diversity and potential adaptation. Palaeoecological time series may inform us about past species occurrences and range changes, their migration rates and routes, and their potential resilience to past climate changes and disturbance regimes. Vegetation models allow us to predict potentially suitable habitats for threatened individual species and populations.

This Special Issue will demonstrate how palaeoecology, modern genetics, and modeling may act together to evaluate the environmental threats on forests and how they may contribute to the long-term conservation strategies.

Dr. Rachid Cheddadi
Prof. Dr. Adam A Ali
Dr. Cécile Remy
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

  • forest conservation and ecology
  • palaeoecology
  • phylogeography
  • vegetation modeling
  • biogeography
  • trees genetics
  • disturbance regimes
  • resilience

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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