Special Issue "Forest Diseases and Pests: Recent Scientific Findings"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 June 2024 | Viewed by 53

Special Issue Editors

Division of Forest Protection and Game Management, Croatian Forest Research Institute, Cvjetno Naselje 41, 10450 Jastrebarsko, Croatia
Interests: forest pests; biological control; population dynamics of pests; integrated pest management; phoretic mites; arboriculture
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals

E-Mail Website
Guest Editor Assistant
Division of Forest Protection and Game Management, Croatian Forest Research Institute, Cvjetno Naselje 41, 10450 Jastrebarsko, Croatia
Interests: forest entomology
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Forest diseases and pests have always had the ability to produce great damage to large forest areas, with severe consequences in terms of tree decline, economic loss, and reduced productivity. However, in the last few decades, the frequency and intensity of biotic disturbances have become so evident, thus causing ecosystem changes in forests worldwide and the loss of valuable tree species. Changing weather patterns, extreme climate events, and the differing responses of plants to these events are causing the emergence of new pests and diseases, with the invasive action of native species, and the appearance of more serious and frequent pest outbreaks.

The aim of this Special Issue is to gather recent knowledge and findings considering forest pests and diseases, which may include the following topics:

  • New forest diseases and pests;
  • Recent pest outbreaks;
  • Assessments of forest ecosystem effects;
  • Exotic species and their invasiveness;
  • Latent fungal endophytes that become pathogens;
  • Interactions between these organisms and their plant hosts.

This Special Issue will provide a resource for scientists, forest managers, and policymakers who are working in the sector of forest protection, disseminating new information on the recent occurrences of forest pathogens and pests, and emerging problems in forest health.

Dr. Milan Pernek
Guest Editor

Dr. Marta Kovač
Guest Editor Assistant

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.


  • new forest diseases
  • recent pest outbreaks
  • invasive pests and pathogens
  • host–pest interaction
  • latent fungal pathogens
  • forest health issues
  • changing climate

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
Back to TopTop