Special Issue "Emerging Pathogens in Forest Ecosystems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 July 2020).
Interests: forest pathology; molecular ecology; fungal endophytes; invasive Phytophthora species; diversity, biology, pathogenicity and taxonomy of Botryosphaeriaceae species
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Invasive plant pathogenic oomycetes and fungi are increasingly threatening forests and natural ecosystems worldwide. The ecological impact of disease outbreaks resulting from new host–pathogen associations, host shifts, or emergence of more virulent genotypes in the pathogen population has also been exacerbated by environmental changes and human activities. At the same time, global trade and environmental changes are important drivers for the introduction and spread of invasive pathogens. Therefore, there is an urgent need to expand knowledge about the pathway of biological invasions, the effects of invasive pathogens on forest biodiversity, and the strategies for minimizing the impact of invasive pathogens in new environments and/or on new hosts. For this Special Issue, we welcome studies providing new insights into the patterns and processes of biological invasions in forest ecosystems. Original studies on new management strategies to control invasive plant pathogens are also welcome.
Dr. Benedetto T. Linaldeddu
Dr. Simone Prospero
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.
- New forest diseases
- Invasive plant pathogens
- Host shifts
- Forest management