Special Issue "Tree Ecophysiology: Responses and Adaptation to a Changing Environment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017).
Interests: tree physiology; forest ecology; environmental stress; forest biodiversity; forest monitoring; plant functional traits; forest management; global change
Interests: ecophysiology of forest trees; tropospheric ozone effects on the soil-plant-atmosphere system; evaluation of the impacts of atmospheric pollution and climate change on forest ecosystems; characterization of the gas-exchange processes between atmosphere and forest ecosystems
The life and survival of trees are influenced by the environment. The effect of environmental stressors on forest trees represents a great concern in the forestry community, especially in view of the ongoing climate changes and those expected for the near future. In addition to biotic stresses, such as pests and pathogen attacks, drought, global climate warming, land-use changes, fires and pollution negatively affect tree physiology and vitality, with consequences for forest structure, composition and regeneration. Therefore, it is important to know in depth the mechanisms and processes involved in tree responses to different environmental constraints, acting individually, in combination or in temporal sequence.
In this Special Issue, we aim to improve the knowledge on forest tree responses to environment constraints, in natural or planted, temperate and tropical forest species, asking for original contributes and studies evaluating also the mechanisms of physiologically-based adaptation of trees to the changing environment. This Special Issue proposes contributions from research studies carried out in controlled conditions, in the field, with models and remote sensing surveys focused on tree ecophysiology, and other aspects, such as biodiversity, species interactions and forest management strategies.
Dr. Martina Pollastrini
Dr. Riccardo Marzuoli
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 physiology
- environmental stress
- adaptive capacity
- climate change
- environmental changes
- plant functioning
- forest health
- forest management
- forest ecosystems