Special Issue "Seedling Management in Temperate Forest Ecosystems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 1102
Interests: root anatomy; root architecture; tree stability; ecophysiology; drought
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After recruitment, seedling survivorship and growth are increasingly important means of regeneration for plants in the face of rapid climate change and habitat destruction. This is particularly important for temperate forests, where the majority of human activities take place. Therefore, new strategies for improving seedling survivorship are urgently needed for the conservation of forest biodiversity. This Special Issue aims to pay particular attention to the regeneration techniques in nurseries, following the field conditions for which the seedlings are intended (steep or shallow slope); to the abiotic and biotic drivers of seedling survival in the field and their relative importance at different stages of succession; and to the potential allelopathic interaction among species which may impair their growth.
For this Special Issue, potential topics include, but are not limited to, novel insights on seedling management in temperate forest ecosystems, including a) intraspecific plasticity between survival and growth, b) drought resistance, c) shade tolerance, d) chemical defence (allelochemicals), e) new technologies for root and shoot investigation. Original works, reviews, and short communications are all welcome.
Dr. Antonino Di Iorio
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.
- recruitment ecology
- root-system morphology
- drought resistance
- shade tolerance