Special Issue "Carbon and Water Cycles in Coastal Forests under Climate Change and Variability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2021.
Interests: carbon and water cycling; tree physiology; genetics; drought stress and sea-level rise; productivity and sustainability of short-rotation woody cropping systems for bioenergy
Interests: forest hydrology; carbon and water fluxes; watershed hydrology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Forests: Managing Forests and Water for People under a Changing Environment
Special Issue in Water: Forest Hydrology: Advances in Measuring and Modelling the Influences of Forests on Water Cycles
Interests: atmospheric carbon measurement; biometeorology; biogeochemistry; hydrology; carbon and water fluxes; drought; flooding; sustainability science; ecology; silviculture; forestry; forest disturbances
As coastal regions face extensive development, the role of coastal forests in providing ecosystem services, such as carbon sequestration, provisioning of clean water, mitigating flooding and erosion, and providing wildlife habitats and recreation, is becoming increasingly important. Climate change and the variability associated with hurricanes, sea-level rise, drought, fire, and urbanization all threaten coastal forest function. Understanding how water and carbon cycles in coastal forests respond to interacting chronic and episodic stressors is essential to the sustainable management of these crucial forest resources.
This Special Issue focuses on ecosystem carbon and water cycles in the coastal forests in the southeastern United States and globally. We solicit studies on the following topics:
- carbon, water, and energy interactions in coastal forests;
- effects of episodic climate disturbances (e.g., hurricanes, droughts, wildfire) on water and carbon cycles and forest functions and services at multiple scales; and
- effects of chronic climate stressors (sea-level rise, increasing temperature, changes in hydrology, salinization, etc.) on water and carbon cycles at the ocean–land interface and beyond.
Prof. Dr. John King
Dr. Ge Sun
Dr. Maricar Aguilos
Dr. Ning Liu
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. 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 1800 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.
- climate change
- climate variability
- sea-level rise
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Three proposed manuscripts
- Aguilos et al. Water use efficiency of intensively managed forests in the SE US
- McNulty, S. et al. Effects of hurricanes on carbon and water cycling in the SE US
- He, K. et al. Impacts of sea level rise on forested wetland degradation in North Carolina, US