Special Issue "Impacts of Climate Change on Tree Physiology and Responses of Forest Ecosystems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2021).
Climate change-induced extreme events, such as heat waves, prolonged droughts, and floodings, are increasingly evident. The intensity, frequency, and spatial distribution of such adverse climate phenomena are noticeable. However, forest trees may develop remarkable physiological mechanisms to cope with constantly changing and challenging environmental regimes caused by global warming, rising atmospheric carbon dioxide, largely fluctuating water availability, elevated nitrogen depositions, and others. Whether physiological resilience and resistance on the tree level result in ecophysiological responses that ensure plasticity of forest ecosystems to the concurrent climate change or if, on the contrary, forests may be severely damaged by climate change are core questions of contemporary forest research.
This Special Issue of Forests aims at exploring the state of knowledge and progress on key aspects of tree physiology and forest ecophysiology in light of climate change. We welcome original research papers from the leaf to the ecosystem level, based on experimental, theoretical, or modeling approaches, as well as review articles.
Dr. Mariangela Fotelli
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.
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- Climate change
- Forest ecophysiology
- Tree physiology
- Physiological acclimation
- Water relations and fluxes
- Nutrient metabolism
- Nitrogen and carbon balance
- Secondary metabolites