Special Issue "Water and Gas Exchanges in Forests"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (6 August 2018)
Forests cover ca. 30% of land area around the world, making them great water and gas exchangers, both as sinks or sources. Consequently, the study of these fluxes is of paramount importance at global scale, especially when the rise in atmospheric carbon concentration detected during the last decades is considered. On the one hand, a higher CO2 concentration would have an impact on the energy balance of the Earth, increasing the temperature and water losses by evapotranspiration in many areas. On the other hand, a higher availability of atmospheric CO2 should have a short-term positive influence on the overall carbon fixation by trees, although the long-term response to this phenomenon is still a matter of discussion. Thus, water use efficiency, i.e., the ratio between the net CO2 assimilation and water losses by transpiration of forest habitats may change due to the new environmental conditions associated to the global climatic change. In this context, updating the state of knowledge about environmental factors influencing tree performance in terms of photosynthesis, transpiration and their balance will be welcome in this Special Issue. Specifically, new approaches at different scales on water and carbon movement from the plant to the atmosphere and vice versa (e.g., plant hydraulics, stomatal and mesophyll conductance adjustments, whole canopy fluxes, volatile compounds emission, respiration, photosynthesis) may be valuable contributions to this Special Issue
Dr. José Javier Peguero-Pina
Dr. Eustaquio Gil-Pelegrín
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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- Plant Hydraulics
- Stomatal Conductance
- Mesophyll Conductance
- Water Use Efficiency
- Temperature Acclimation