Special Issue "Forest Growth Response to Environmental Stress"
A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2016)
There exists a great concern on the effects of environmental stressors on 21st-century forests. Drought, heat, and cold spells, climate warming, land-use changes, wildfires, pollution and other local stressors negatively affect forest growth and vitality. These threats could reduce the multiple ecosystem services forests provide to humans. Such negative effects on forests may be direct or indirect through the predisposition to forest pests and pathogens. Researchers must be able to quantify forest growth responses to environmental stressors in the long-term, using for instance tree-ring data, so as to provide assessments of forest resilience to environmental stress.
In this Special Issue of Forests, we aim to fill this gap by asking for manuscripts which constitute original contributions on studies evaluating the impact of environmental stress on forest growth, emphasizing quantitative on the responses of forest growth and vigor to persistent or acute stressors. This Special Issue proposes multidisciplinary contributions using varied disciplines such as dendroecology, ecophysiology, functional ecology, forest pathology, remote sensing and models. Authors should address ecological and management aspects, including mitigation and adaptation, of environmental risks globally faced by forests.
Dr. Jesus Julio Camarero
Dr. Raúl Sánchez-Salguero
Dr. Juan Carlos Linares
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.
- Environmental Stress
- Forest Growth
- Climate Warming
- Forest Vulnerability
- Forest Vitality
- Climatic Risks