Special Issue "Impact of Climate Change and Globalisation on Endemic and Emerging Forest Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2021.
Interests: forest pathology; forest diseases; invasive forest pathogens; pathogenicity; diversity; biology; modelling; information technologies
Interests: forest pathology; molecular ecology; fungal endophytes; invasive Phytophthora species; diversity, biology, pathogenicity and taxonomy of Botryosphaeriaceae species
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Understanding how forest health is influenced by global trade, climate change and multitrophic interaction among endemic and alien insect pests and pathogens is a key challenge for the future. In recent decades, many endemic pathogens, including some opportunistic and endophytic species, have modified the nature of interactions with plant hosts as a consequence of climate change and/or the introduction of alien pests and pathogens via global trade. In this Special Issue, we welcome studies dealing with endemic and emerging forest pathogens that have changed their host range, expanded their geographical distribution, or modified their biology in relation to climate change, globalization and interaction with invasive insect pests or pathogens. We also welcome original studies on the economic impact, management, risk assessment and modelling of emerging forest diseases.Dr. Nikica Ogris
Dr. Benedetto T. Linaldeddu
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.
- endemic and emerging forest diseases
- fungal endophytes
- climate change, globalization, global trade
- pathogen biology
- insect-pathogens interactions
- economic impact
- phytosanitary risk
- management of forest diseases