Special Issue "Dynamics of Soil N Cycling and Its Response to Vegetation"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2023) | Viewed by 151

Special Issue Editor

Ecology Department, Russian Timiryazev State Agrarian University, Moscow 127550, Russia
Interests: forest ecosystem dynamics; soil cover patterns; soil successions; carbon and nitrogen cycling; soil ecological functions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Soil nitrogen cycling plays an extremely important role in the development and functioning of forest ecosystems. At the same time, these are largely determined by the regional typological features of forest landscapes, the current composition and age of the stand, the seasonal dynamics of microclimatic conditions, as well as natural and anthropogenic dynamics of the vegetation cover. An understanding of the regional and typological patterns of the modern spatial and temporal variability of soil N cycling as well as the processes of nitrogen compound transformation and migration allows us to adapt, verify and localize the known framework models of nitrogen behavior for soils of specific variants of the studied forest ecosystems.

Such models are widely in demand in practice, and are an important element of DSS information and methodological knowledge basis for the design, management and adjustment of ecologically balanced, soil-, carbon- and nitrogen-saving systems of economically viable forestry in the context of global climate and economic changes, related with regional and local changes in conditions, regulations and technologies of land use, forest management and environmental conservation.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Short-term dynamics of soil N cycling;
  • Interactions between vegetation fluctuations and soil N cycling;
  • Windthrow successions and soil N cycling;
  • Reforestation impact on soil N cycling;
  • Dynamics of soil N cycling in case of urban forests;
  • Forest fertilizing impact on soil N cycling;
  • Recreational impact on soil N cycling in the urban and suburban forests;
  • Dynamics of soil N cycling in case of agricultural forest belts;
  • Dynamics of soil N cycling in case of industrial forests. 

Prof. Dr. Ivan Vasenev
Guest Editor

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  • environmental conservation
  • forest management
  • forest nitrogen cycling
  • nitrogen-saving forestry systems
  • seasonal dynamics
  • soil nitrogen behavior
  • soil nitrogen cycling
  • soil nitrogen fluxes
  • soil nitrogen modelling
  • soil spatial and temporal variability

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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