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Special Issue "Effects of Forest Fire on Soil C"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Christopher Weston

School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Creswick, Victoria, 3363, Australia
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Phone: 0409406058
Interests: forest biogeochemistry, bushfire greenhouse emissions, carbon and nutrient cycling, forest productivity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fire can impact every square metre of the forest floor and influence the physical, chemical and biological nature of soil. Gaining a better understanding of the effects of fire on soil carbon is central to improving our understanding of the role of forests and forest soils in global carbon cycling. Climate change is associated with more extreme conditions favouring wildfires, which are increasing in impact and severity in forested landscapes in many parts of the world. More extreme wildfires are also focussing attention on the need for more planned fires as a key risk reduction strategy to protect people and property. Fire of sufficient intensity heats and transforms materials on the forest floor and the surface soil, altering the nature of soil carbon and redistributing it to the atmosphere and to soil.

This Special Issue aims to summarize the latest literature on fire impacts on soil carbon in forested landscapes from across the globe, including tropical, temperate and boreal environments. The fate of soil carbon during and following fire will be explored in these widely different environments as a step to improving carbon management in forests under climate change.

Dr. Christopher Weston
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.

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.


  • fire
  • carbon
  • forest soil
  • pyrogenic
  • sequestration
  • char
  • climate
  • organic matter

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