Special Issue "Oak Forests under Global Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
Dr. Christian Kuehne
School of Forest Resources, University of Maine, Nutting Hall, Orono, ME 04469, USA
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Interests: forest regeneration dynamics, forest growth and yield modeling, management of oak forests, close-to-nature forest management, forest structure, management of mixed-species forests, ecological forestry
Dr. Somidh Saha
Deputy Coordinator of IUFRO Unit “Ecology and Silviculture of Oak”Research Group “Sustainability and Environment”, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlstr. 11, D-76133, Karlsruhe, Germany
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Interests: regeneration ecology, forest restoration, trade-offs in sustainable forest management, oak forest management and conservation, forest bioenergy, urban forestry and ecology, tropical forestry, climate change adaptation and mitigation, forest ecosystem services
Oak trees and forests have played a major role in human live and culture for millennia. As a result of research efforts on anthropogenic global environmental change, ecological importance and socio-economic significance of oak forests are increasingly realized and studied. Oak dominated forest ecosystems are supposed to extend their distribution due to suitable habitat change and natural migration in some regions while oak cover has been increasing due to afforestation and reforestation activities in others. At the same time, health and vigor of existing oak forest stands are negatively affected by a myriad of threats such as extreme weather events, mass propagation of pests, air pollution and atmospheric depositions, as well as introduction of exotic pathogens and invasive species. This special issue aims at providing new insights on issues related to the provision of ecosystem services from oak forests affected by global change. We invite manuscripts that cover topics including but not limited to forest ecology, eco-physiology, forest management, restoration and biodiversity conservation, forest pathology, and genetics.
Dr. Christian Kuehne
Dr. Somidh Saha
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Climate change
- Environmental stresses
- Introduced species
- Atmospheric depositions
- Forest restoration
- Forest pathology
- Forest management
- Oak decline