Special Issue "Competition and Facilitation in Mixed Species Forests"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 August 2018)
Growth and yield in mixed species forests has been a much-investigated issue recently, due to the importance of these forests under changing societal demands on functions and services, or under aspects related with their higher resilience to changing climate conditions or to biotic damages. The dynamic of this type of forests is driven by mixing effects, i.e., phenomena of competition and facilitation consequence of the different use of above- and below-ground resources between the tree species composing the mixture. Moreover, these mixing effects, which are species-specific, are also modified by environmental conditions, as soil or climate, and other factors such as stand density or age. However, despite the increasing number of studies focusing on mixed forests, there are yet a number of remaining research challenges, such as the influence of horizontal and vertical distribution patterns of species in the mixing effects, the change in net species interactions along abiotic gradients, or the factors to consider for studying the net stand growth emerging from the tree level interactions. Therefore, we encourage studies from all fields, including experimental studies from triplets, monitoring approaches and models, to contribute to this Special Issue in order to promote the better understanding, knowledge and management of mixed forests.Dr. Sonia Condés
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Mixing Effects
- Species Interactions
- Inter- and Intra-Specific Competition
- Use of Above- and Below-Ground Resources
- Growth and Yield
- Productivity of Mixed Stands
- Growth Efficiency
- Mixed and Pure Stands Comparison
- Site Conditions-Competition Interactions