Special Issue "Response and Adaptation of Grassland Biodiversity to Natural and Human Disturbances"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2023) | Viewed by 2150
Interests: grassland ecology; species diversity; grassland community structure
Interests: road ecology; transportation ecology; wildlife crossing structures
Interests: taxonomy; plant systematics; biogeography
We are pleased to announce a forthcoming Special Issue of Diversity focused on grassland ecosystems, which cover nearly 20% of the global terrestrial area and play an important role in species conservation, global carbon and water cycles as well as food supply.
In recent decades, grassland area experienced rapid climatic changes and sustained increases in human activities. As most of the grassland area covers vulnerable ecosystems, even minor disturbances can dramatically alter the structure and function of, or even completely destroy, the ecosystem, causing great diversity losses. How grassland diversity responds and adapts itself to these natural and artificial disturbances has recently drawn significant interest and become a global concern.
We hope anybody who is interested in this topic will contribute their research paper to this Special Issue. These valuable studies will provide us with insight into how grassland can be better managed and precisely protected for diversity conservation, thereby implementing visionary regulations on ecosystem functions and processes, which is key to maintaining sustainable global ecological security. Our effort may influence the future development of adaptive management practices for those endangered and damaged grassland ecosystems, thus making a contribution to diversity maintenance and species diversity.
Diversity will release a Special Issue on Response and Adaptation of Grassland Biodiversity to Natural and Human Disturbances. We invite papers from researchers sharing findings from field experiments, large-scale transect surveys, long-term observation, and remote sensing observations. All manuscripts are encouraged to provide raw data and code for enhanced reproducibility. This Research Topic will mainly address the following keywords, but other research refer to this topic will also be considered.
Dr. Yuzhe Li
Dr. Yun Wang
Dr. Bing Liu
Dr. Suizi Wang
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. Diversity 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 2600 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.
- diversity response to grazing and grazing exclusion
- diversity response to engineering construction
- diversity response to climate change
- plant community species diversity
- microbial diversity
- landscape and ecosystem diversity
- wildlife crossing structure
- wildlife—vehicle collision
- barrier effect
- environmental impact assessment
- ecological project in grasslands