Special Issue "Forest Post-Fire Regeneration"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Interests: wildfire; resilience; post-fire regeneration
Interests: biogeography; bird conservation; ecosystem services; fire-prone ecosystems; fire regime; heathlands; land use change; landscape ecology; mountain systems; perturbations; remote sensing; species distribution models; vegetation regeneration; wildland fires
Interests: Atmospheric pollution, effects of perturbations on soil and vegetation nutrients, forestry, soil burn severity, soil quality
Interests: Applied ecology, global environmental change, wildfires, forestry, ecosystem services, trophic interactions, atmospheric pollution
During the last decades, forest systems have suffered an increase in the occurrence, extent, and severity of wildfires that affect their post-fire natural regeneration and their resilience to future fires. Moreover, the altered resilience to fire of forest systems under different environmental conditions endangers their ability to supply public goods and ecosystem services to society. Such changes in the post-fire response of forest systems are particularly critical when they are subjected to large fires that are an even more frequent phenomenon. Vegetation recovery after a fire is started by seedling recruitment from a seed bank or by sprouting from below-ground vegetative buds. Life-forms and other life historical features interact with regeneration strategies and with physical and chemical components of the environment, creating a complex framework within which regeneration takes place. Knowledge of the response of forests to fire is of crucial importance for management purposes, especially when the objective is to maintain their biodiversity and to transform them into more resilient systems. This Special Issue consists of a presentation of high quality scientific papers on the effects of prescribed fires on forest ecosystems, post-fire regeneration after wildfires, and spatial models of post-fire regeneration, in order to increase knowledge to promote efficient forest system management strategies to conserve the ecosystem services they provide.
Dr. Leonor Calvo
Dr. Susana Suárez-Seoane
Dr. Elena Marcos
Dr. Angela Taboada
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- forest fires
- fire recurrence
- fire severity
- vegetation regeneration
- ecosystem services
- spatial models
- remote sensing