Special Issue "Forest Flora Specialism, Rarity, and Conservation"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 216

Special Issue Editor

Department of Biology, University of Florence, Via G. La Pira 4, 50121 Firenze, Italy
Interests: vegetation mapping; alien invasion; phytosociology; conservation of diversity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Forests plays a fundamental role in ecosystems services such as conservation of biodiversity, production of oxygen, depletion of CO2, etc. Furthermore, they play a central role in the life of many peoples, so their correct management is of primary importance for the future of our resources. Forest, especially in the temperate and subtropical area, have been overexploited, and this situation has often been reflected in an oversimplification of dominant species and/or a loss of diversity in the dominate herbal layer. This Special Issue aims to provide contributions on the forestry flora of ecosystems of the temperate and subtropical areas of the Northern Hemispheres, with a special focus on the flora of the herbal layer. The main topic will be the diversity of the herbal flora and their conservation. In particular, principal areas of interest will be the flora need of conservation, endemic plants, functional strategies in stabilization and regeneration, different types of management of tree species and their impact on herbal flora, monitoring flora diversity, flora changes after alien invasion, and plants of interest for medicine or cultural uses.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Flora of herbal layer;
  • Diversity–richness of flora and functional strategies;
  • Endemism;
  • Conservation;
  • Management;
  • Impact of aliens;
  • Medicine and cultural interest.

Dr. Bruno Foggi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • herbal flora
  • conservation
  • endemism
  • diversity
  • alien
  • sampling
  • functional strategies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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