Special Issue "Integrating Forest Health Patterns in Growth and Yield Models"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2019
Disturbances and forest health threats influence the structure and composition of forest ecosystems and will likely increase in frequency and severity under future global change scenarios. In forest modeling scenarios, too often data from disturbed forests are overlooked in favor of quantifying the “average tree” and its growth potential. Disturbances that impact forest health, including insects, diseases, fire, herbivory, and weather damage, can have immediate impacts to forest growth and yield or can persist for long durations. The lack of information regarding the impacts and responses of forests emphasizes the need for quantifying the magnitude and uncertainties associated with forest health agents.
For this Special Issue of Forests, we invite papers that integrate the impacts of forest disturbance and forest health stressors in models that characterize forest growth and yield patterns. We welcome studies from diverse forest types that quantify growth and yield at the scale of the landscape, stand, and/or individual tree. Empirical, process-based, and/or hybrid model designs will be considered for this issue.
Dr. Matthew B. Russell
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.
- forest ecosystem health
- forest disturbance
- climate change
- growth and yield
- forest modeling
- empirical models
- process models
- forest management