Special Issue "Species Invasion and Diversity Conservation in Mangroves"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 August 2023) | Viewed by 143

Special Issue Editor

School of Marine Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
Interests: coastal wetland ecology; mangrove wetlands; wetland biogenic element cycle

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

High primary productivity and habitat heterogeneity, as characteristics of mangroves, are the main reasons supporting the rich biodiversity of mangrove ecosystems. With the change in nature, the global situation of biological invasion is complicated, and the invasion of alien species is serious for the ecological environment, social economy, and biosecurity of mangroves. Spartina alterniflora invasion has caused the decrease in local biodiversity and degradation of the mangrove ecosystem. At present, a number of studies on mangrove biological invasions have been carried out; however, no consistent conclusion had been reached. Thus,  more targeted research is necessary to scientifically evaluate the effects of invasions on the structure and function of the mangrove ecosystem.

There is a lack of exploration of relevant invasion mechanisms, and most of the existing prevention and control methods only refer to the prevention and control methods of other invaded ecosystems.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to deepen the research on mangrove biological invasions, deepen the exploration and evaluation of the status of invasions and invasion effects, accelerate the research and application of invasion mechanisms and control methods, and evaluate the impact on ecosystem services. Improving the mangrove biological invasion management system will play a leading role in the practice of preventing and controlling mangrove biological invasion.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Invasive effects on mangrove biodiversity;
  • Invasive species control methods;
  • Effects of biological invasion of mangroves;
  • Risk assessment and prediction of future invasions;
  • Restoration methods and effects of mangrove;
  • Invasive species management and future research.

Dr. Jianxiang Feng
Guest Editor

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  • mangrove forest
  • biological invasion
  • invasive impact
  • spartina aslterniflora

Published Papers

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