Special Issue "Impact of Natural Hazards on Forest Ecosystems and Their Surrounding Landscape under Climate Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2020).
Interests: hydrology; landscape ecology; forest ecology; bioclimatology; agrometeorology
The Special Issue we are presenting today is focused on natural hazards and their impacts on forest ecosystems and their surrounding landscape under climate change. The most present research on climate change as demonstrated by RCP (representative concentration pathway) scenarios assumes an increase in the extremity of climate conditions up to the end of this century. This will be manifested by a higher frequency of torrential rains, flash floods, landslides, drought episodes, forest and wildfires, wind and snow calamities as well as pest and pathogen outbreaks in forest landscapes. Therefore, the priority of the proposed Special Issue is to present contemporary advances in forest and landscape research dealing with abovementioned in addition to any other relevant natural hazards linked to water balances and their variation in the climate of the future. We are also inviting research papers dealing with ecological and socioeconomic impact assessment of natural hazards in forest landscapes. Our invitation is also open to researchers focusing on technological or policy solutions relevant to the mentioned problems.
Dr. Jaroslav Vido
Dr. Paulína Nalevanková
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Natural hazards
- Climate change
- Forest ecosystems
- Plant physiology
- Water balance
- Landscape ecology
- Impact assessment
- Technology and policy