Special Issue "Biodiversity Conservation and Forest Management—Trends and Perspectives"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2021.
Interests: plant distribution and evolution; taxonomy and phytogeography; biodiversity conservation and forest management; plant anatomical diversity; projected impact of climate change on the structural characteristics and functioning of trees
The geographical ranges of plants in the world depend on many factors. One of the most important over the millennia has been, and is, the climate. The disappearance or expansion of the area covered by woody species as the foundation of forest ecosystems largely affects other species of plants, animals or fungi, and contributes to changes in the microclimate, matter circulation, and others. As a result of climate change, many species are doomed to extinction, and others may seize the opportunity to enlarge the area that they currently occupy. In both cases, scientists and foresters are faced with the challenges of properly preparing for these changes, examining them, trying to predict their effects, counteracting them and supporting selected species in expansion.
The aim of the Special Issue will be to explore different aspects of forest ecology and biology, evolution and biogeography of woody plant species. The recent analyses of future distribution of various tree species under different climate change scenarios predict a decrease or an increase of potential niche coverage for many of them. Assessing alterations in the species suitable habitats can help to establish comprehensive future conservation strategies. We would like to present several studies, including some focusing on changes in forest ecosystems in local, regional and global terms, strategy and the management of forest ecosystems in light of climate change, and we also wish to outline directions and perspectives for new research (including interdisciplinary studies).Dr. Anna Katarzyna Jasinska
Manuscript Submission Information
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- climate change
- plant conservation strategies
- woody plant species
- habitat suitability
- species distribution model