Special Issue "Abiotic and Biotic Stress in Forest and Plantation Trees"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 September 2020.
Interests: Silviculture; Diagnosis and correction of nutrient disorders; Beneficial bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi; Edible and medicinal forest mushrooms; Forest protection (pest and disease); Climate change and tree health; Edible forest fungi; Reforestation; Valuable trees; Urban forests; Invasive species.
The incidence of abiotic and biotic stress in trees is increasing globally, leading to escalating concerns for forest protection, biodiversity, the provision of ecosystem services, biosecurity, economic production, and rural livelihoods. Tree declines are now present in most geographical regions in the world, extending from cold temperate to tropical forests. The objective of this Special Issue of Forests is to explore, using review articles and original research papers, the major abiotic and biotic stressors that have caused or incited significant tree decline and mortality in natural and planted forests over the past decade. It will also explore the recent drivers of change, global threats, risk management, and related topics.
Prof. Bernard Dell
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.
- tree decline
- climate change
- pests and disease
- forest management