Geochemistry and Sedimentology: Fingerprints for Development History of Forests

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2024) | Viewed by 153

Special Issue Editor

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Instituto Tecnológico Vale, Rua Boaventura da Silva 955, Nazaré, Belém 66055-090, PA, Brazil
Interests: stratigraphy; sedimentology; geochemistry; geomorphology; palynology; C and N isotopes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Forests are susceptible to natural or human-induced environmental changes. The dynamic movements of forests can be evaluated by using fingerprints found in soils/sediments, including organic products such as charcoal, pollen, and phytoliths, among others. All of these may indicate the occurrence, structure, and composition of forests. Also, forest dynamics can be evaluated via geomorphological, sedimentological, and multi-elemental chemistry analyses. Therefore, this Special Issue invites contributions that will provide significant insights into the use of fingerprints in assessing the development history of forests.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The role of geochemistry and sedimentology in the development of forests;
  • Forest dynamics through time;
  • Geochemical and sedimentological proxies to understand forest changes;
  • Coastal forests and sea level changes.

Dr. José Tasso Felix Guimarães
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • geochemistry
  • sedimentology
  • forest dynamics
  • climate changes
  • sea level changes
  • geomorphology

Published Papers

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