Special Issue "Woody Plant Phenology in a Changing Climate"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 1681
Interests: forest phenology; biogeography; community ecology
Interests: plant phenology; climate change ecology; vegetation remote sensing; alpine ecosystem
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Plant phenology underpins a variety of aspects of ecosystem function and is a vital determinant of species distribution. A growing body of literature suggests that spring phenology has advanced significantly in the northern hemisphere as a response to climate change. However, phenological responses to warming across species, time and space still need to be tested because of the unclear mechanisms underlying the phenological processes, such as the interactions between temperature and other environmental cues, the nonlinear effects of temperature, high variation in temperature sensitivity among species, and impacts of biotic factors. This Special Issue intends to integrate cutting-edge research into our understanding of climate-driven changes in woody plant phenology in various ecosystems, including temperate, subtropical, tropical, arctic and alpine regions, and responses of vegetation phenology to climate change.
The issue aims to provide a platform for researchers working on woody plant phenology to publish their recent studies related to the effects of plant phenology and vegetation phenology in a changing climate. We will accept high-quality original research papers, full reviews and short communications.
We welcome submissions related, but not limited to, the following topics:
- Relationships between woody plants phenology and climate factors or other drivers;
- Responses of vegetation phenology to climate change;
- Phenological mismatches between plant phenology and pollinators/seed dispersers;
- Influences of woody plants phenological changes on ecosystem structure and functions;
- Relationships between woody plants phenology and human society (agricultural activities, diseases and health issues (such as pollen allergies), tourism, etc.).
Prof. Dr. Yanjun Du
Prof. Dr. Miaogen Shen
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.
- forest phenology
- woody species
- remote sensing
- climate change