Special Issue "Distribution and Diversity of Orchids—2nd Edition"

A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818). This special issue belongs to the section "Biogeography and Macroecology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 122

Special Issue Editors

1. Department of Biodiversity Research, Czechglobe, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prokišova 7, 37000 České Budějovice, Czech Republic
2. Institute for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Benatska 2, 128 01 Prague 2, Czech Republic
Interests: species diversity; population and metapopulation dynamics; evolution of life histories; landscape connectivity; nature protection; insect pests and their predators; orchids; large mammals
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Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Department of Biodiversity and Nature Tourism, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Kreutzwaldi 5, 51006 Tartu, Estonia
Interests: population biology of threatened species; conservation biology; distribution ecology; nature tourism; orchid ecology; plant ecology
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Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Rd., Edgewater, MD 20137, USA
Interests: orchid–fungus symbiosis; orchids; plant ecology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Orchids are disappearing worldwide, mostly due to habitat loss, but other factors like climate change are likely to increase in importance during the 21st century. Thus, one of the most worrying issues is that we still do not know the optimal abiotic and biotic requirements for population persistence of many of the ca. 30,000 species of orchids. On top of that, there are still unclear issues in orchid taxonomy, nomenclature and systematics. This all makes it very difficult to develop effective conservation methods for this endangered plant group.

This Special Issue aims to fill in some of these gaps in our knowledge. To achieve this, we welcome a range of contributions (including original research articles, reviews, perspectives, and opinion pieces) on themes including but not limited to:

  • Orchid species distribution models;
  • Orchid diversity in individual regions/countries;
  • Orchid population dynamics and its effects on orchid diversity;
  • Floristic studies and taxonomic revisions of problematic taxa in orchids;
  • Genetic studies of orchid species used for determination of differences between species.

We kindly invite you to submit a manuscript focused on any of the above topics. If you are interested in this opportunity or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Prof. Dr. Pavel Kindlmann
Prof. Dr. Tiiu Kull
Dr. Melissa McCormick
Guest Editors

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  • orchids
  • species distribution models
  • diversity
  • taxonomic revisions
  • genetic studies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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