Special Issue "Forest Stand Dynamics and Its Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020) | Viewed by 10221
Forests change continuously, interacting with disturbances and the surrounding environment. Past species composition, stand age, and disturbance history result in the current forest structure, which changes over time. Stand structure and disturbance affect each other, determining stand development and subsequent structure. The rate and amount of stand changes are affected by the growth rates of trees, species composition, species life history traits, stand structure, disturbance, and the environment supporting the forest ecosystem, and are key issues for forest management.
Forest stand dynamics focuses on changes in forest stand structure with time, including stand behavior during and after disturbance. Information on current stand structure, the rate and amount of stand changes, and disturbance regime help to predict stand conditions and ecosystem structure in the future, and lead to better silvicultural regimes for forest management goals. Forests should be managed based on an understanding of the ecological characteristics of stands and forest stand dynamics. This Special Issue focuses on research and findings on changes in species composition and stand structure, as well as ways to use the forest stand dynamics information.
Prof. Dr. Pil Sun Park
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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- stand structure
- species composition