Special Issue "Disturbance, Succession, and Development of Forests"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2018).
Interests: applied forest ecology; disturbance ecology; silviculture; stand dynamics; phytogeography
All forest ecosystems are impacted by disturbance events. These discrete events in space and time alter species composition and stand structure, and are, thus, strong controls on successional and developmental patterns in forest ecosystems. Disturbances can reset, accelerate, or retard succession and development or fundamentally alter the pathway. For this Special Issue of Forests, we invite contributions that examine forest disturbances and influences on successional and developmental patterns and processes. Empirical studies, methods papers, and review papers focused on natural and managed disturbances across all disturbance severity categories (gap-scale, intermediate-scale, and stand-scale disturbances) are welcome. We hope that this Special Issue will improve our mechanistic understanding of the effects of disturbance on plant succession and stand development and therefore, will improve our ability to manage forest resources.
Prof. Dr. Justin L. Hart
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.