Special Issue "Global Biogeography and Invasion Risk of Forest Pathogens"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2023) | Viewed by 651
Interests: fungal identification; plant protection; fungal community; forest pathology; biodiversity; dead wood
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Interests: mechanism of interaction between root and fungi; pathogen; mycorrhiza; fungal trophic strategies; the mutualism–parasitism continuum; stress response; root biology and ecology; ecology of soil microorganisms
Biological invasions are a major consequence of globalization and pose a serious threat to biodiversity. History is full of examples of intentional and unintentional introductions of invasive species. Invasive alien species are harmful to ecosystems. Species traits conducive to invasion success (invasiveness) have been extensively studied in animals and plants. However, the role of fungi in invasions has been overlooked despite the enormous scale of fungi occurrence and environmental impact. Recently introduced species that are now considered non-invasive may become invasive in the future. Predicting the invasiveness of pathogenic fungi is difficult. This Special Issue plans to provide an overview of the latest influences of global biogeography on the risk of forest pathogen invasion in relation to plant protection.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- The risk of invasion of fungal pathogens;
- Climate change and impacts on the invasiveness/non-invasiveness of alien species;
- Future prospects for new fungal pathogens;
- Biological invasion of alien species;
- Factors influencing the sucess of invasion;
- Factors influencing the invasiveness of fungi.
Dr. Jolanta Behnke-Borowczyk
Dr. Joanna Mucha
Dr. Radoslaw Witkowski
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.
- alien species
- invasiveness of fungi
- sucess of invasion
- plant protecion