Special Issue "Wind Impacts on Forests and Trees in a Changing Climate—A Special Issue in Collaboration with the IUFRO Working Party 8.03.06"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2020.
Interests: natural regeneration; windthrow
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Interests: wind damage in forests; forest risk modelling; forest meteorology
Trees regularly face a number of biotic and abiotic stresses. Among these, wind play an important role in stand dynamics but can also interfere with forest management plans. In recent decades, a number of severe storms have caused serious damage in many parts of the world leading to large economic and habitat losses. This situation is likely to become more prevalent in the context of climate change where a higher recurrence of extreme events is expected and there is an increased risk of additional damage from bark beetles and fires following a wind storm. Understanding the windthrow process, its impacts, and adjusting to windthrow risk require an interdisciplinary approach building on an understanding of climate, ecology, wind behavior, tree biomechanics, tree physiology, silviculture, and tree and forest management.
For this Special Issue, we encourage contributions that try to build a better understanding of wind impacts on trees and how this knowledge can be integrated into the management of trees and forests, placing this new knowledge in the context of climate change. The core of the Special issue will consist of papers presented at the IUFRO 2020 Wind and trees conference (https://windandtrees2020.com/), but additional papers are welcome. Contributions can take the form of either research papers or comprehensive review articles.
Prof. Jean-Claude Ruel
Dr. Barry Gardiner
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.
- Windthrow hazard
- Resilient forests
- Climate change