Special Issue "Research, Assessment, and Management of Invasive Plant Species"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 October 2023 | Viewed by 869

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Laboratory of the Native Flora, N.V. Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden RAS, 4 Botanicheskaya St., 127276 Moscow, Russia
Interests: invasion; alien plants; intraspecific variability; flower biology; electron microscopy; micromorphology of leaves and seeds; microevolution.
1. Cell Biology Laboratory, All-Russia Research Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, Timiryazevskaya, 42, 127550 Moscow, Russia
2. Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Botanicheskaya Street, 4, 127276 Moscow, Russia
Interests: cell biophysics; ontogenesis; symmetry and asymmetry of biological objects and systems; environmental stress; plant development biology; cell biology; genetic engineering; electron microscopy; cell ultrastructure; mathematical models of genome phenotypic manifestations
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1. Laboratory of Plant Ecophysiology and Experimental Phytoecology of the Institute of Environmental and Agricultural Biology (X-BIO), Tyumen State University, Volodarskogo Street, 6, Tyumen, 625003 Tyumen Region, Russia
2. Joint Directorate of the Mordovia State Nature Reserve and National Park “Smolny” (Scientific Department), Krasnaya Street, 30, Saransk, 430005 Saransk, Republic of Mordovia, Russia
Interests: plant diversity; threatened plants; invasive alien plants; IUCN Red List; biodiversity & conservation; plant conservation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Invasion of alien species by recognized as one of the most serious threats to the preservation of natural biodiversity. Invasive plants displace native species from natural phytocenoses, causing serious damage to the environment, the economy, and even human health. The problem of biological invasions is in the spotlight of the general public. Particularly significant negative impacts have been caused when invasive species have invaded into forest plant communities, reducing their economic and recreational value and preventing the natural regeneration of the concerned stands.

We invite you and your colleagues to publish your reviews and articles in this Special Issue, entitled “Research, Assessment, and Management of Invasive Plant Species”, and contribute to the expansion of scientific knowledge on plant invasions. This will help to develop science-based, effective measures to combat aggressive invaders.

Dr. Yulia K. Vinogradova
Dr. Ekaterina N. Baranova
Dr. Anatoliy A. Khapugin
Guest Editors

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  • invasion
  • alien species
  • plants
  • intraspecific variability
  • plant protection
  • woody plants
  • environmental stress
  • biodiversity

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Effect of Sun Exposure of the Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum L.) on the Occurrence and Number of Cameraria ohridella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae)
Forests 2023, 14(6), 1079; https://doi.org/10.3390/f14061079 - 24 May 2023
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The study of the leafmining moth of the chestnut miner (Cameraria ohridella Deschka & Dymić, 1986) was carried out through the planting of the common horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum L.) in the Main Botanical Garden of the Russian Academy of Sciences. [...] Read more.
The study of the leafmining moth of the chestnut miner (Cameraria ohridella Deschka & Dymić, 1986) was carried out through the planting of the common horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum L.) in the Main Botanical Garden of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The effect of various degrees of insolation of horse chestnut plants on leaf morphology and the composition of secondary metabolites, as well as the relationship of these parameters with the number and density of C. ohridella populations during the growing season, was studied. The solar influence, it was noted, had a significant impact. Thus, the largest number of the pests was recorded on the leaves of the sunlit side of the tree crown, and the smallest on the leaves of the shady part of the crown. The low content of polyphenols in the pool of secondary metabolites in the tissues of the A. hippocastanum leaves did not deter C. ohridella and poorly protected the plants from this miner, while the significant content of carbohydrates in the leaves reduced the resistance of chestnut plants to damage by the Ohrid leaf miner. Full article
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