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Special Issue "Forest Health: Fungal and Insect Ecology"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Lori G. Eckhardt

Forest Health Dynamics Laboratory, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, United States of America.
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Interests: mycology, host-fungal interactions, fungal-insect interactions, fungal and insect ecology, forest health

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Native diseases and insects are an integral part of forest ecosystems that kill weakened trees to make way for new, dynamic forests. They help recycle forests by decomposing trees to replenish the soil and supply vital nutrients necessary for tree growth. The process of regeneration, growth, and renewal has repeated for centuries and is essential to maintain a stable, healthy forest ecosystem. However, many insects and their associated fungal symbionts are a serious threat and can have devastating impacts on the long-term survival and sustainability of these forest ecosystems.

This Special Issue of Forests is focused on these important insect invaders and their associated fungal symbionts. It will explore the relationship between the insect, fungi, host and their environment. Research articles may focus on any aspect of the ecology of these insects and fungal symbionts, including interactions with each other, their environment, host and other organisms, as well as detection, monitoring, impacts, and management.

Prof. Dr. Lori G. Eckhardt
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.


  • Insect Ecology
  • Fungal Ecology
  • Forest Pest
  • Forest Health
  • Symbiosis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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