Special Issue "Forest Physiological and Ecological Processes: Ecophysiology from Molecules to Ecosystems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 3 January 2022.
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, UGA, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Interests: ecophysiology; ecosystem ecology; silviculture; biogeochemistry
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Interests: climate change; drought; photosynthesis; transpiration; cavitation; embolism; stomata and water relations
Forests occupy ~30% of Earth’s terrestrial surface but account for ~50% of terrestrial plant productivity, ~45% of terrestrial carbon storage, and play similarly (disproportionately) important roles in other global biogeochemical cycles, thus providing myriad ecosystem services. Understanding how abiotic and biotic factors influence the physiology of forest organisms and how physiological mechanisms of forest organisms regulate ecosystem processes and biogeochemical cycles—in other words, the study of forest ecophysiology—is key to maintaining forest ecosystem services under intensifying natural and anthropogenic pressures. Forest organisms have a range of 22 orders of magnitude in mass, from the tiniest microbes to the largest tree, and ecophysiological techniques measure processes at spatial scales that span even more orders of magnitude in size, from tracing individual molecules to satellite imagery of regional, continental, and global landscapes. The empirical and modeling approaches used to study forest ecophysiology are similarly diverse. In this Special Issue, we broadly explore current research designed to improve our understanding of interactions between forest physiological mechanisms and ecosystem processes in both managed and unmanaged forest ecosystems worldwide. We welcome contributions reporting experimental results from a variety of techniques, including modeling, as well as theoretical results and topical reviews.
Dr. Doug Aubrey
Dr. Daniel Johnson
Dr. William M. Hammond
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. 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.
- global change
- physiological ecology