Special Issue "Biogeochemical Cycles in Forests"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 December 2023 | Viewed by 142

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changsha 410125, China
Interests: karst forest; functional trait; stoichiometry
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Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557, USA
Interests: forest biogeochemistry; wetland biogeochemistry; succession and ecosystem development; effects of climatic warming and CO2 fertilization on forest soils; soil organic matter chemistry; microbial ecology; chlorine chemistry in water; ultraviolet light disinfection
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Dr. Qifeng Mo
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Guangdong Key Laboratory for Innovative Development and Utilization of Forest Plant Germplasm, College of Forestry and Landscape Architecture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, China
Interests: plantation; nitrogen and phosphorus; soil nitrogen; soil carbon; non-structural carbohydrates; nitrogen deposition

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A forest is an ecosystem composed of the biological community (including plants, animals and microorganisms) with trees as the main body and the abiotic environment (light, heat, water, air, soil, etc.). As the largest carbon stores and the most economical carbon absorbers on land, it is estimated that more than half of the carbon in terrestrial ecosystems is stored in forest ecosystems. Under the influence of global climate change and human interference, major elements (C, N, P, etc.) and trace metal elements (Pb, Cd, etc.) undergo biogeochemical cycle and migration process in the vegetation–water–soil system, thus realizing a variety of forest ecosystem services. In recent years, with the development of isotope, molecular biology, the geochemical cycle model and geographic information technology, the studies on forest biogeochemical cycles have made great progress. To reflect the latest research on biogeochemical cycles in forest ecosystems, we encourage studies from all fields that deal with the nutrient circle, plant stoichiometry, microbial stoichiometry, soil stoichiometry and the element cycle model from a field-to-region scale, to contribute to this Special Issue in order to enrich forest biogeochemistry theories and provide the basis for forest ecosystem management.

Prof. Dr. Hao Zhang
Prof. Dr. Robert G. Qualls
Dr. Qifeng Mo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • forest ecosystem
  • nutrient circle
  • soil microorganism
  • ecological stoichiometry
  • global change
  • carbon pool
  • element cycle model

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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