Special Issue "Biological Community Responses to Forest Restoration"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 83

Special Issue Editor

Departamento de Ecologia, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil
Interests: forest restoration; invertebrate ecology; insect taxonomy; interaction networks; plant-herbivore interaction

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Various restoration attempts focus on forest environments. Our understanding of the responses given by the biota found in these forests when restorative actions are taken is crucial in order to evaluate the effectiveness of such attempts.

History: Restoration is not a new scientific endeavor, but has gained prominence lately, becoming one of the central biological themes of the decade. Concerted efforts around the world are being developed to better understand current and past biotic responses to restoration.

Cutting-edge research: Reporting on lists of animal and plant species colonizing or being eradicated from restoration sites is sometimes sufficient for basic evaluation, but these is much scope to include many other important biological aspects, such as ecological interactions, ecosystem processes, and evolutionary effects (including genetic and molecular biology approaches). Even anthropogenic factors could be included as long as they impact restoration sites through biological community changes, such as the effects of local communities or indigenous people on the local or regional resource use of restored areas.

Expectations: Consistent articles that review, evaluate, and theorize on biological community responses to forest restoration, from ecological, genetical, or evolutionary viewpoints.

Prof. Dr. Milton De Souza Mendonça
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • species richness
  • functional diversity
  • phylogenetic diversity
  • food webs
  • biological productivity
  • colonization
  • biotic dispersal
  • field of dreams hypothesis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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