Special Issue "Impact of Climate Change on Tree Growth"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 7173
Global climate change has severely impacted forests across different biomes, affecting the stability of ecosystems and causing huge economic damage. Even more severe climate warming is predicted in the near future, which will have implications on forest ecosystem structures and dynamics. The weakening of trees caused by changing climatic conditions increases their vulnerability to biotic threats. Trees, as sessile and long-lived organisms that take decades to change generations and reach the generative stage, are potentially at great risk from climate change. Therefore, understanding intra-species variation in the acclimatization of tree species, the effects of climate transfer, and modelling the future growth response of trees are of great importance to create strategies for climate-smart forestry.
This Special Issue aims to increase our understanding of how climate change impacts tree growth and wood production. We encourage contributions from around the world in all fields of study related to forest ecology and sustainable forest management (e.g., dendroclimatology, dendroecology, tree phenology, ecophysiology, forest genetics, distribution modeling). Contributions to this Special Issue may include original research, new and novel methodologies, reviews, and meta-analyses, as well as multi-scale and multi-disciplinary approaches to understanding tree growth under climate change.
Dr. Marcin Klisz
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.
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