Special Issue "Heavy-Metal Pollution and Remediation of Forest Soil"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (23 July 2023) | Viewed by 1131
Interests: eco-physiological responses of plants to heavy metals; detoxification mechanism of plants to toxins; the role of AMF in phytoremediation; soil contamination; bioaccumulation; remediation
Interests: heavy-metal-mediated plant–insect/pathogen interactions; ecological responses of plants to heavy metals; detoxification mechanism of plants to heavy metals; biological toxicity; bioaccumulation
Heavy metal pollution is one of the most serious environmental problems worldwide and has become a global challenge for food safety, human health, and sustainable socioeconomic development. It is urgent to prevent soils from pollution and rehabilitate soils contaminated by heavy metals, although remediation of soils is confronted with many technical difficulties, and it is also time-consuming and costly. Forests play important roles in purifying environmental pollutants, such as air pollutants. However, relevant studies involving forest soil remediation appear insufficient. Therefore, it is necessary to gather more knowledge about the potential and capacity of heavy metals in forest soils, and mechanisms of forest ecosystems in remediation and restoration, in order to use trees or microorganisms with promising remediation potential, construct appropriate forest stands and develop scientific management techniques to rehabilitate forests soils, and ultimately enhance the resilience and adaptation of forests to heavy metal pollution.
This Special Issue includes but is not limited to following topics:
- Transformation and transfer processes of heavy metals, and their bioavailabilities in forest soils;
- Current status and spatial variation of heavy metal pollution, sources, and potential risks of heavy metals in forest ecosystems;
- Ecotoxicological responses and remediation mechanisms of forest organisms;
- Biogeochemical cycle of heavy metals in forest ecosystems;
- Screening of organisms with remediation potential, and genetic improvement of forest trees to enhance phytoremediation capacity;
- The effect of heavy metal pollution on ecosystem processes, such as interspecific competition;
- Contamination control and new management strategies or technologies to remove heavy metals from forest.
Dr. Lianghua Chen
Dr. Tiantian Lin
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- soil contamination
- heavy metals
- biological toxicity
- ecological restoration