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Special Issue "Genetic Diversity and Conservation of Forest Species"
A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Genetics and Molecular Biology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2023) | Viewed by 10406
Special Issue Editors
Interests: plant taxonomy and conservation (Orchidaceae, pteridophytes, seaweeds, Lamiaceae, Fagaceae, Moraceae); ethnobotany (including medicinal plants and indigenous knowledge); phytoremediation; forest ecology and management; environmental impact assessment
Special Issue Information
The rapid extinction of species is associated with the destruction of populations by anthropogenic disturbances and the unviability of populations in small forests. Species richness and abundance are decreasing steadily because of deforestation, forest fire, as well as illegal collection and trade, resulting in high rates of species loss, population depletion, and genetic erosion. As shown by studies of tropical and subtropical forests on forest fragmentation and clear-felling effects on plant communities, factors including microclimate, host plant characteristics, distance, and habitat quality could explain floristic impoverishment in tropical forests. Additionally, knowledge of the pollination ecology, levels, and distribution of genetic variation is essential to understand the population dynamics, adaptation, and evolution, and is efficient for devising strategies for the conservation of endangered species. However, these baseline studies are currently lacking for most rainforests and ecosystems. Tropical rainforests comprise undisturbed forest differing in tree composition, stature, and microclimate regimes. Disturbance regimes encompass a wide range of temporal and spatial scales of frequency and magnitude. Understanding the degree of genetic variability within populations and identifying levels of genetic differentiation among populations in these distinctive forest ecosystems are desirable aims in the field of biodiversity.
This Special Issue of Forests aims to collect recent results from field experimental observations and laboratory studies at various sites around the world, as well as related meta-analysis and modeling studies which improve the understanding of diversity, ecology, distribution, and biotic and abiotic associations in undisturbed and disturbed tropical forests.
We invite submissions for a Special Issue of Forests on the subject of “Genetic Diversity and Conservation of Forest Species”. Topics for submissions may include, but are not limited to:
- Species diversity and conservation;
- Genetic diversity and conservation;
- Forest ecology and species adaptation;
- Pollination ecology and strategy;
- Endangered species conservation case study.
Prof. Dr. Rusea Go
Dr. Christina Seok Yien Yong
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 2000 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.
- species diversity
- conservation biology
- tropical forests
- climate change