Special Issue "The Scientific Basis of the Target Plant Concept"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 September 2020.
Interests: seedling quality; nursery production; forest and rangeland restoration; international development
Interests: seedling and plant physiology; environmental biophysics; ecophysiology; nursery production
Reforestation and restoration using nursery-produced seedlings is often the most reliable way to ensure the successful establishment and rapid growth of native plants. Seedling establishment success depends greatly on decisions and considerations made prior to planting, and yet seedlings are often grown without full consideration of the intended outplanting site and conditions. The best seedling can vary greatly from site to site depending on environmental conditions and objectives, but when strategies align limiting factors and mitigating measures, successful attainment of the objectives of the planting project—be it reforestation or restoration—can be increased. The Target Plant Concept is an effective framework for selecting seedlings and other types of plant material based on specific characteristics best-suited to a given site. These characteristics are often scientifically derived from testing the factors that can be linked to outplanting success, such as seedling morphology and physiology, genetic source, and overcoming limiting factors on outplanting sites. The articles contained in this Special Issue will focus on the latest science that shapes how seedlings can be grown and paired with outplanting techniques to meet objectives and accelerate reforestation and restoration trajectories.
Dr. Anthony S. Davis
Dr. Jeremiah R. Pinto
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.
- Seedling physiology
- Seedling quality
- Field performance
- Nursery production