Special Issue "Biology and Control of Invasive Arthropods and Pathogens on Woody Species—Volume II"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 94

Special Issue Editors

Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, University of Life Sciences, PL60-637 Poznań, Poland
Interests: plant–insect interactions; shrub species; silviculture; ecophysiology; forests and insects ecology; climate change and forestry; particulate matter pollution; game management; social dimensions of forest; invasive species and biological control
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Institute of Dendrology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Parkowa 5, PL62-035 Kórnik, Poland
Interests: plant–insect interactions; gall and mine insect biology; experimental entomology; defense strategies of trees against herbivores and pathogens; climate changes consequences for forestry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Arthropods and microorganisms are very important components of forest ecosystems, as they play crucial roles in many ecological processes. Taking into account the need of the sustainable development of forests, understanding shifts in trophic interactions among fixed environmental elements and invasive species acquires central importance. The aim of this Special Issue of Forests is to comprehensively explore basic topics of the biology and ecology of various invasive insects and pathogens affecting woody species. Discoveries regarding fundamental issues are very often the basis for developing practical solutions to deal with the challenges posed by invasive insects, pathogens, plants, and animals. We especially expect original cutting-edge studies in the field of plant, insect, and pathogen interactions, discussing future practical solutions for minimizing the impacts of pests and diseases on woody species and providing a better understanding of the processes to be considered for the management of forest ecosystems. Thus, this Special Issue is also focused on plant defensive responses within a dynamic environment.

This Special Issue welcomes studies on broad research topics related to alien/invasive insects and pathogens of urban and woody species from around the world. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, those indicated by the keywords presented below. Both observational and experimental original studies conducted in the field as well as in laboratory conditions are of interest, although theoretical approaches (simulation modelling, literature reviews with a full summary of a species status, meta-analyses, etc.) are also welcome if they are within the scope of the Special Issue. Short communications that present relevant preliminary results or new methods and commentaries will also be considered for publication.

Dr. Adrian Łukowski
Prof. Dr. Marian J. Giertych
Guest Editors

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
  • arthropod–pathogen interactions
  • best practice management
  • biological control
  • biology and ecology of pests and pathogens
  • dispersal modelling
  • ecological and economic impacts
  • introduced species
  • management tools
  • monitoring
  • natural enemies
  • new emerging and invasive species
  • outbreak
  • pest and disease management
  • plant defence
  • plant–insect interactions
  • population and community dynamics
  • risk assessment
  • tree pests
  • tree pathogens
  • tripartite interactions

Published Papers

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