Special Issue "Characterization and Regionalization of Disturbance Regimes Affecting Forests"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).
Interests: fire ecology; fire management; forest ecology; forest management; climate change; boreal forest
Interests: boreal forest ecology; community ecology; impact of disturbances on forest development; climate change and forest growth; sustainable forest management; ecosystem based management; climatic and biotic stresses and tree mortality
Disturbances are affecting forest ecosystem processes and functions in all forest biomes of the world. As disturbance regimes vary in space and time, as a function of regional climatic variability, physical set-up and biota, they will be subject to global change impacts. Their characterization (distribution of shape, size, interval, and severity/intensity) and regionalization are therefore essential to understand forest ecosystem at various spatial and temporal scales. In this Special Issue, we invite papers describing regional disturbance regimes of various types such as fire, insect, windstorms, landslides, etc., and the factors influencing their characteristics. We also invite papers discussing the synergism/antagonism or the interaction between different disturbance types (biotic and/or abiotic) and/or with forest management. Methods developed to regionalise disturbance regimes are also welcome.
Dr. Sylvie Gauthier
Dr. Louis De Grandpré
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.
- dendroecology paleoecology
- boreal forest
- temperate forest
- tropical forest