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Special Issue "Control and Management of Invasive Species in Forest Ecosystems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Invasive species, such as weeds, animals, and micro-organisms, are a major issue that threatens ecosystems, habitats, and forests. Expansion of either the true range or the outbreak range has been observed in several model species/groups of major insect guilds in boreal and temperate biomes. Effects of climate change on forest insects have been demonstrated for a number of species and guilds, although generalizations of the available results are difficult to make because of species-specific responses to climate change.
Invasive species are a global problem. Many of the species cause problems, including economic losses, so we should focus on helping to manage them. The monitoring of invasive species is necessary. Controlling invasive species can be problematic, as the chemical and mechanical management options are often ineffective in the long-term, impractical, prohibitively costly, or even illegal. Biological control is a sustainable alternative way to control invasive species.
Therefore, this Special Issue will concentrate on the monitoring, control, and management of invasive species in forests to help authorities make optimal decisions.
Prof. Dr. Jaroslav Holuša
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.
- invasive species
- non-native species
- species traits
- biological control