Call for Papers on Special Issue: Applications of dendrochemistry in Environmental Sciences
• 大类 : 环境科学与生态学 - 2区
• 小类 : 环境科学 - 2区
This special issue would represent novel work that is of general interest for a broad audience of the journal given the implications of the environmental changes and its relationship with humankind across all biomes. Dendrochemical studies in forest ecosystems are still underdeveloped. Since trees are natural proxies of changes in the environmental conditions, temporal atmospheric or soil changes in the course of climate change may be registered in annual tree-rings. There exists a great concern on the effects of environmental stressors on 21st-century forests. As a consequence, tree-ring variables (nutrient content, stable isotopes, wood traits) are used as temporal proxies of tree functioning, forest health, changes in soil chemistry, pollution, climate change and cascade effects on tree-soil interactions. Changes in element availability, water use efficiency and element uptake of trees can be modulated by long-term human or natural impacts (pollution, volcanic eruptions, acidification, forest dieback, etc) or by short-term events (drought, heat wave, insect outbreaks, fire, etc). Although wood usually presents a low mineral nutrient concentration, the emergence of dendrochemistry, i.e., the chemical analysis of annually (seasonal) resolved wood tissues in high spatial resolution, has provided new data on long-term (from seasonal to centennial) series to reconstruct environmental changes and the nutritional status of trees and ecosystems.
In this SI, we aim to fill gaps on the application of dendrochemistry (including measurements of stable isotopes ratios, nutrients, trace elements, and organic components) on environmental research by asking for manuscripts which constitute original contributions on studies developing application in forest ecology, tree physiology, nutrient balances, forest pathology, human and forest health, pollution, environmental changes reconstructions, genetic, dendroprovenances, volcanology, as well as modelling or empirical studies aimed at improving our mechanistic understanding of short and long-term chemical variations in global ecosystems.
Keywords:Nutrient-use efficiency, Pollution, Environmental stress, Forest ecology and dynamic, Dendroecology, Tree physiology, Environmental risks, Stable isotopes, Micro X-ray fluorescence (μXRF), Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy, Ecohydrology, Human footprints, Climate Change
At the moment, about 13 papers have already signed up for this special issue, and several other authors have expressed their interest. If you are interested in our special issue, please feel free to contact us. Authors are encouraged to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Guest Editors in advance (email@example.com) and please keep us posted.
Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN) is an international multi-disciplinary journal for publication of original research on the total environment, which includes the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, lithosphere, and anthroposphere.