Soil Legacies, Land Use Change and Forest and Grassland Restoration
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2024 | Viewed by 1351
Interests: soils; ecology; land use; forestry
Interests: carbon offsets; carbon storage in ecosystems; nutrient cycling; constructed wetlands
Interests: climate change mitigation and adaptation; phytoremediation; emerging pollutants; plastic pollution
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Across the globe, human alteration of natural communities has affected soil chemical and physical properties, as well as plant the community structure and composition in dramatic ways. This Special Issue is designed to highlight current research focused on forest and grassland restoration, soil legacies created by prior human activities, and the effects of land use change on soil properties. As human activities continue to apply stress to our natural systems, it is vital for the research community to understand how we have changed soil and plant communities over time and to put forth the best techniques for improving ecosystem health across the world.
The goal of this Special Issue is to collect papers (original research articles and review papers) to present insights about the current research focused on forest and grassland restoration, soil legacies due to human activities, and soil and plant communities affected by land use changes.
This Special Issue will welcome manuscripts with the following themes:
- Forest and grassland restoration;
- Soil legacies and land use change.
We look forward to receiving your original research articles and reviews.
Prof. Dr. Ken Smith
Prof. Dr. Deborah A. McGrath
Prof. Dr. Kuok Ho Daniel Tang
Prof. Dr. Kevin Emmanuel Scriber, II
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. Land 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.
- forest restoration
- grassland restoration
- soil legacies
- land use change
- soil carbon