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Special Issue "Forest Reaction to the Effect of Global Changes"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Algirdas Augustaitis

Coordinator IUFRO WG 7.01.01, Faculty of Forest Sciences and Ecology, Aleksandras Stulginskis University Studentu 13 Kaunas dstr., LT-53362, Lithuania
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Interests: forest sustainability; forest reaction to the effect of global changes; forest health and productivity; stem radial increment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The integrative effects of environmental changes, including air pollution and climate followed by changes in social and political conditions, have increasingly significant effect on forest ecosystem services, thus introducing uncertainties in operational forest management system. Efforts of multiple and cumulative assessments of these changes are critical, given the potential impacts of newly formed threats to forest sustainability.

The main objective of the presented Special Issue will mainly focus on filling the knowledge gaps in the areas of: (i) ecophysiological tree responses to multiple climate and pollution stressors, in particular the interaction of ozone (O3) with nitrogen (N) deposition, biogenic organic volatile compounds (VOC) and increased temperature and drought probability; (ii) linkage between tree DNR (tree genetic) and its physiological activity; (iii) embedding individual tree performance into the multi-factorial stand-level interaction network; (iv) forest CO2 sequestration in carbon balance maintenance; and (v) forest ecosystem services and needs in new forest management models as suggested by the IUFRO work group specialists in Air Pollution and Climate Change Effects on Forest Ecosystems.

Therefore, we would like to foster the submission of manuscripts in the area of detection of integrated effects of environmental stress factors on a forest’s capacity to adapt to and mitigate the main threats of global changes, and the development of the most reliable scenarios of forest development and forestry management recommendations aimed at maintenance of forest sustainability and its socio-ecological function.

Prof. Dr. Algirdas Augustaitis
Guest Editor

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.


  • Air pollutants
  • Climate change
  • Carbon balance
  • Biodiversity
  • Tree ecophysiological reaction
  • Adaptation and mitigation abilities
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Forest management treatments
  • Forest development scenarios

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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