Special Issue "Impact of Global Change on Insect Biodiversity in Forests"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2021.
Interests: biodiversity; dead wood; forest ecology; management; saproxylic insects
Global change (e.g., climate change, land use, pollution, introduced species, biogeochemical cycles, and their synergism) strongly influence native and also production forests. The result is deforestation or changes in the dynamics and structure of forests. Therefore, there is not only a change in environmental conditions but also in insect communities. An insect can be affected directly or indirectly (through environmental conditions, food webs, etc). Insects are an indispensable component of forest ecosystems, and their biodiversity is most important not only for ecosystem functioning, but also for wood production. Therefore, the recent, rapidly growing extinction rates of insects are most definitely alarming. Changes in the abundance or distribution of insect taxa lead to changes in community composition and diversity not only at local but also at wider geographical scales, with implications for ecosystem processes. For these reasons, it is essential to gain sufficient knowledge about the changes in insect biodiversity driven by global change.
This Special Issue of Forests is focused on insect biodiversity in forests under global change. Research articles may focus on the occurrence and population dynamics of individual species or multitaxa studies, in dependence on environmental changes. Studies dealing with the effect of management aimed at promoting biodiversity are also welcome.
Prof. Dr. Jakub Horák
Dr. Adam Véle
Manuscript Submission Information
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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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- global change