Tree Regeneration by Seeds in Natural Forests
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 April 2021) | Viewed by 16050
Interests: seed biology and ecology
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Seed production plays a major role in forest ecosystem dynamics, directly affecting the possibility of seeds spreading in space and survival in time by contributing to the soil bank of seeds. Knowledge of natural regeneration of forest is important to developing scientific techniques and guidelines to conserve dwindling natural forest areas. Seed quality and seed production are major factors governing the regeneration, structure, and succession of vegetation in natural forests.
Compared to human-made forests, natural forests represent landscape wealth and heritage. Forest regeneration by seeds is a natural dynamic process that is self-regulating and may lead to landscape formation. Seed germination must not only be seen as a physiological process, but also as an important factor in development of an optimal state of vegetation, communities, and ecosystems.
This Special Issue, Tree Regeneration by Seeds in Natural Forests, aims to present the recent advances in the knowledge on seed biology in relation to the regeneration of natural forests. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- using natural regeneration in forest ecology;
- seed production in relation to forest regeneration and the biodiversity of forest ecosystems;
- seed germination and seedling development as crucial processes in the natural forest community;
- how fungal diseases of seeds and fruits affect seed production;
- animal impact on natural seed dispersal in forests;
- soil seed bank in forest ecology;
- dynamics of the seedling population of various species in forest ecology;
- intraspecific and interspecific competitions in tree seedlings.
The aim of this Special Issue of Forests is to contribute to a better understanding of the key role seeds in the natural regeneration of various forests around the world and to disseminate new information on this topic.
Dr. Božena Šerá
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- forest regeneration
- seed germination
- seedling development
- soil seed bank