Special Issue "Fungal Dynamics and Diversity in Forests"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 February 2024 | Viewed by 1994
Interests: forest biodiversity; mycorrhizas; C and N cycling
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Special Issue in Forests: The Ecology of Fine Roots and Mycorrhizas in Forests
In forests, the fungal diversity of saprotrophic, pathogenic and symbiotic fungi greatly exceeds tree diversity, even in highly diverse tropical forests. In recent decades, advances in molecular identification methods have vastly increased our knowledge of the fungal diversity in forests. This has increased awareness that within forests, fungal communities regulate many ecosystem functions, but also that these communities undergo changes in both time and space. Communities of symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi regulate ecosystem functions such as mineral nutrient uptake, whereas communities of saprotrophic fungi regulate processes such as litter and deadwood composition. In this Special Issue, we encourage contributions regarding all aspects of fungal diversity in forests. Contributions can be opinion papers, reviews or original research articles from all types of forest systems. Particularly encouraged are studies that attempt to link biodiversity to function.
Prof. Dr. Douglas Godbold
Dr. Burenjargal Otgonsuren
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.
- saprotrophic fungi
- mycorrhizal fungi
- pathogenic fungi
- ecosystem function