Terrestrial Vegetation Dynamics and Its Response to Environmental Change
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 March 2024 | Viewed by 6942
Interests: vegetation classification; vegetation ecology; habitat and vegetation mapping; plant ecology; protected areas management
We are pleased to announce the Special Issue “Terrestrial Vegetation Dynamics and Its Response to Environmental Change” in the journal Land. The aim of this Special Issue is to show new findings or new methods that improve our knowledge and understanding of terrestrial vegetation dynamics and response under changing environments.
The terrestrial vegetation plays a fundamental role in global environment due to the different contributing processes which could be summarized within the wide spectrum of ecosystem services. The degree of vegetation stability and resilience of environmental changes becomes a key factor for nature conservation and sustainable development. The response to the variety of environmental changes, makes vegetation particularly important for modelling and predictions which will improve the capacity of environmental resources management, especially in the case of fragile ecosystems. Systematic analyses of long-term changes in spatiotemporal vegetation dynamics and its response to environmental change are essential to developing appropriate land planning and ecological conservation strategies.
All explored aspects of vegetation changes by different levels of community integrity (individuals, patches, populations, community, landscape, region) could be subjects of article themes, as well as directional trajectories and the endpoints of changes. Trait based, functional studies of vegetation changes may improve our understanding of the mechanisms that drive these changes.
We encourage studies from all aspects and approaches, including experiments, remote sensing, monitoring and modelling, to contribute to this Special Issue in order to promote knowledge and adaptation strategies for the preservation and management of terrestrial ecosystems in the future. The contribution to this special issue is expected to accelerate the understanding of vegetation dynamics and its driving mechanisms, and provide support for scientifically formulating and adjusting ecological restoration projects.
Prof. Dr. Iva Apostolova
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Land is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- ecosystem disturbances
- land use change
- plant community structure
- primary production
- species traits
- vegetation resilience