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Special Issue "Role of Soil Organisms in Soil Formation and Nutrient Circulation in Forest Ecosystems"

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Ecology and Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jan Frouz

Institute for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Benátská 2, Prague 120 28, Czech Republic; SoWa research infrastrucure, Biology Centre CAS, Na Sádkách 7, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
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Interests: interaction between soil fauna microorganisms and plants, their role in soil formation and nutrient cycling in disturbed sites; soil fauna as an ecosystem engineers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Soil represents a very complex environment, and interactions amongst soil biotic and abiotic components govern rates of key ecological processes such as primary production, biogeochemical cycles, carbon fluxes, and hydrological regimes. Soils also harbor tremendous biodiversity, and soil organisms are at the centre of complex above- and belowground interactions. The soil biota also plays a principal role in soil formation. This Special Issue will deal with these abovementioned topics in relation to ecosystem functioning, soil formation, and nutrient cycling.

Prof. Dr. Jan Frouz
Guest Editor

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.


  • soil fauna
  • ecosystem engeneers
  • interaction
  • soil formation
  • plant
  • soil
  • microbes

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