Special Issue "Palynology and Vegetation Dynamics within the Forest Ecosystem"

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Ecology and Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 July 2023) | Viewed by 172

Special Issue Editors

School of Geographical Sciences, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang, China
Interests: palynology; quaternary geology; environmental archaeology
Hebei Key Laboratory of Environmental Change and Ecological Construction, Shijiazhuang, China
Interests: quaternary geology; quaternary; palynology; paleoecology
Dr. Yawen Ge
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
School of Geographical Sciences, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang, China
Interests: environmental evolution and global change

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Palynology is a multi-disciplinary field of science that deals with the study and application of extinct, fossilized, and extant palynomorphs (pollen and spore), as well as other related microscopic biological entities in the environment. It provides substantial proxies for understanding the past and present of vegetation dynamics. Palynology has proven to be very reliable in reconstructing past vegetation, decrypting essential honeybee plants, and understanding the impact of climate on plant population using pollen analysis, which acts as the basis for the application of palynology in environmental studies.

This Special Issue aims to offer a view of different interdisciplinary applications of palynology studies within the forest ecosystem centered around human-environment interactions. Original articles and reviews related to this topic are welcomed.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Palynomorphs, human–plant interactions, and vegetation change within the forest ecosystem;
  • Understanding forest vegetation dynamics using palynomorphs;
  • The quantitative reconstruction of vegetation succession and climate change in forest;
  • Vegetation pollen under the impact of human activities.

Dr. Yuecong Li
Dr. Yun Zhang
Dr. Yawen Ge
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • palynology
  • forest vegetation dynamics
  • tree pollen
  • spores
  • palynomorphs
  • palaeo-vegetation
  • pollen analysis
  • environmental reconstruction
  • climate
  • quaternary
  • forest ecosystem

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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