Special Issue "Agro-Ecosystems Resilience in View of Climate Change"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 175

Special Issue Editors

Department of Biotechnology, University of Verona, Cà Vignal 2, Strada Le Grazie 15, 37134 Verona, Italy
Interests: soil chemistry; carbon sequestration; soil organic carbon; soil biology
Department of Environmental, Biological, and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Via Vivaldi 43, 81100 Caserta, Italy
Interests: carbon and nitrogen biogeochemical cycles; crassulacean acid metabolism plants; litter decomposition; Mediterranean forests; soil quality; soil under stress
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Agroecosystems represent an irreplaceable source of well-being for society, but they are more and more susceptible to climate change and socioeconomic pressures. These issues challenge the livelihoods of agroecosystem-based populations, making multifunctional land systems increasingly central to a sustainable land-use policy. Soil erosion and loss of carbon and other nutrients pose a threat to ecosystem health. In addition, soil microbiomes also play key functions in agroecosystems, affecting soil fertility, crop productivity, and stress tolerance; therefore, the loss of biodiversity leads to alterations in soil functioning and, consequently, to a loss of ecosystem services. Thus, assessing the ecosystem responses to climate variability is of great importance for developing more sustainable management strategies aiming to facilitate both climate change adaptation and mitigation.

The present Special Issue is aimed at advancing agroecosystems knowledge to decipher and enhance their resilience to climate change. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Soil nutrients and fertility;
  • Soil biodiversity;
  • Soil organic carbon sequestration;
  • Soil quality;
  • Biogeochemical cycling;
  • Plant-soil system.

Dr. Tiziana Danise
Prof. Dr. Antonietta Fioretto
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • soil nutrients and fertility
  • soil biodiversity
  • soil organic carbon sequestration
  • soil quality
  • biogeochemical cycling
  • plant-soil system

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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