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Special Issue "Disturbances Effect Forest Carbon Cycling"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 September 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Céline Boisvenue

Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia
Research Scientist, Canadian Forest Service
506 Burnside Rd W., Victoria, BC, V8Z 1M5, Canada
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Interests: Forest productivity, forest dynamics, forest carbon, statistical modelling, biogeochemical modelling, growth and yield modelling, greenhouse gas estimation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Forests are an important element of the atmospheric composition, contributing and removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, a phenomena detectable at a global scale. Changing environmental conditions are changing an important driver of this carbon exchange: disturbances. The effects of disturbances on forest carbon are not well quantified and have a potentially important impact on the amount of carbon stored in forest systems, and on the carbon exchanged between forest and atmosphere. Stand-replacing disturbances may contribute to changing the course of forest dynamics, and therefore of forest carbon. However, non-stand-replacing disturbances, such as drought, insects and pathogens, may also have a cumulative impact of large proportion. None of these issues is well understood or quantified.

Dr. Céline Boisvenue
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.

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  • Forest carbon
  • Forest disturbance
  • Post-disturbance carbon dynamics
  • Disturbance type and carbon balance
  • Cross-scale carbon estimation in forests
  • Role of non-commercial forest components in forest carbon dynamics
  • Disturbance detection and modelling effect on carbon estimates
  • Northern forests and disturbance effects on stored carbon

Published Papers

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