Special Issue "Biodiversity and Conservation of Vascular Flora"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: floristics; plant taxonomy; vegetation science; community ecology; plant biology; biogeography; fire ecology; biodeteriogenic plants on monuments and archaeological sites; plant biodiversity assessment and conservation
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Although vascular plants play a key role in the functioning of ecosystems, updated data on the distribution and conservation status of many species are lacking. This information is essential for studies on biogeography and provide an essential baseline for the conservation of plant biodiversity as a whole.
This Special Issue will focus on new interdisciplinary research and significant advances in biodiversity and the conservation of vascular flora. Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts on the following topics:
(1) description of new taxa (species and subspecies);
(2) floristic studies (e.g., annotated checklists, comparative analysis between historical and current data);
(3) first national reports for native and alien vascular plants;
(4) taxonomic revisions of critical groups;
(5) patterns of vascular species assembly in relation to different spatial and temporal scales;
(6) threats to the conservation of vascular flora;
(7) conservation actions for vascular flora.
Dr. Adriano Stinca
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 papers will be 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. Diversity 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 1900 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.
- biodiversity conservation
- exotic flora
- native flora
- new taxa
- species richness