Special Issue "Soil Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorus Changes in Forests"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 October 2023 | Viewed by 4507
Interests: soil stoichiometry; forest gap; elevation gradients; seedling regeneration; functional traits
Interests: soil stoichiometry; soil microbial community; elevation gradients; soil nutrient
Interests: soil respiration; priming effect; litter decomposition; carbon allocation; soil nutrient
Interests: woody debris; soil organic matter; nutrient cycling; soil carbon sequestration; forest litterfall
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Special Issue in Forests: Impacts of Extreme Climate Events on Forests
Carbon (C), nitrogen (N), and phosphorus (P) are the basic elements of life’s chemical composition on Earth, which are also the main elements of ecological stoichiometry. Soil nutrients are determined by many factors, such as climate change, parental material, soil microorganisms, plant diversity, and litter decomposition. Revealing the response mechanism and understanding the interaction network of soil nutrients–microbes–plants in forest ecosystems is of great significance for the effective management of local soil and sustainable forest practices. However, due to the complexity of forests, research studies on soil nutrients and stoichiometry in bedrock, microorganisms, animals, plants, and litter in forests are deficient. Therefore, more relative studies are urgently needed to highlight knowledge gaps and future directions. This Special Issue plans to give an overview of the most recent advances in the field of soil nutrients and stoichiometry changes in forests. This Special Issue is aimed at providing selected contributions on advances in soil carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and soil nutrient–microbe–plant interactions in forest ecosystems.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Soil nutrient and environment gradients;
- Soil nutrient and stoichiometry;
- Soil nutrient-microbe-plant interactions;
- Influence mechanism of soil nutrients;
- Application of soil stoichiometry in forest management.
Dr. Zhongsheng He
Dr. Xianjin He
Dr. Wenhui Zheng
Prof. Dr. Wanqin Yang
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Forests 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.
- soil nutrient
- soil carbon
- soil stoichiometry
- soil nutrient-microbe-plant interactions