Special Issue "Forest Coverage and Spatial Distribution of Tree Species under Regional and Global Changes"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 108

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Valery V. Fomin
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Guest Editor
Institute of Forest and Natural Resource Management, Ural State Forest Engineering University, Sibirskiy Trakt, 37, 620100 Yekaterinburg, Russia
Interests: forest; spatio-temporal dynamics; climate change; ecotonal effects; human impacts; forest typologies
Dr. Larissa A. Ivanova
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Guest Editor
Institute of Environmental and Agricultural Biology X-BIO, Tyumen State University, 625000 Tyumen, Russia
Interests: plant functional traits; global change; plant adaptation to climate; forest; tundra; steppe; community functional structure; forest carbon balance
Institute Botanic Garden Ural Branch of RAS, 8 Marta Street, 202a, 620144 Yekaterinburg, Russia
Interests: forest dynamics; forest biodiversity; forest ecological classifica-tions; genetic forest typology; sustainable forest management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The rapid changes in environmental conditions caused by global and regional climate change require intensified efforts from the scientific community to study the various aspects of climate-induced responses of biota. Climate changes’ increase in frequency and intensity, including various catastrophic phenomena such as droughts, floods, forest fires, windstorms, epiphytes, has a significant impact on forest cover. The rational use and reproduction of forests, taking into account their climate-regulating role, requires: the study of phenomena and processes in forest ecosystems and ecotones under changing environmental conditions; the improvement of existing and the creation of new approaches and methods for assessing the state of forest ecosystems, monitoring and forecasting future changes in them; and conceptual changes in approaches and practices of forest management according to possible global and regional climate changes.

The list of potential topics for this Special Issue of Forests includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • reaction of forest ecosystems to environmental changes;
  • forest monitoring;
  • forest dynamics: climate-driven successions;
  • climate change impact on biodiversity;
  • ecotonal treeline change;
  • carbon balance in forests;
  • increasing frequency and level of catastrophic events in forests;
  • influence of permafrost thawing on forests;
  • adaptation of forest typologies to regional and global changes;
  • passive and active forest adaptation strategies of forest management due to climate changes.

Dr. Valery V. Fomin
Dr. Larissa A. Ivanova
Dr. Natalya Ivanova
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • forests dynamics
  • climate change
  • carbon balance
  • adaptation
  • forest typologies
  • wildfires
  • permafrost thawing
  • forest management strategies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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