Special Issue "Forest Health: Forest Insect Population Dynamics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 January 2024 | Viewed by 7647
Interests: forest entomology; natural disturbances; multitrophic interactions; pest management
Understanding the population dynamics of forest insects is pivotal for describing and understanding insect ecology, and is critical for assessing the potential impacts on forest health, resources, and other species. Identifying the conditions and factors that cause certain species to erupt is also critical for the development and application of effective forest management approaches. Further, global change, including climate and land use changes, pollution, and invasive species, can affect insect populations, and, in turn, forested habitats, which adds a layer of complexity and uncertainty for the future. We encourage submissions related to the population dynamics of insects that affect forest health. Manuscripts that address how global changes may affect the population dynamics of forest insects, and the implications for management in an uncertain future, are especially encouraged.
Dr. Celia K. Boone
Dr. Katherine P. Bleiker
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 2600 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.
- forest insect population dynamics
- density dependence/independence
- life tables
- population growth models
- population regulation (bottom-up/top-down)
- outbreak cycles
- species interactions
- climate change
- forest pest management