This section welcomes high-quality and original contributions on the physiological responses of trees to environmental factors and the physiological mechanisms that help explain ecological phenomena.
Forest Ecophysiology is a speciality section of Frontiers in Forests and Global Change. It publishes cutting-edge, peer-reviewed research on the physiological responses of trees to environmental factors and the physiological mechanisms that help explain ecological phenomena. The section welcomes papers addressing tree carbon and nutrient dynamics, water transport and developmental processes, at spatial scales ranging from the cell and organ up to whole tree and the ecosystem level.
Studies that integrate data on multiple physiological parameters and/or combine physiological measurements with modeling approaches are particularly welcome, as are studies that link tree physiological responses to their environment with biochemical and molecular processes.
The following types of studies will not be considered for review:
1) Descriptive studies that do not provide a clear mechanistic explanation for their results.
2) Studies that primarily confirm findings from other systems.
3) Studies that focus on genomic and transcriptomic results without an equal or greater emphasis on physiological measurements of the same system.
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Forest Ecophysiology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Case Report, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Policy and Practice Reviews, Policy Brief, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Systematic Review and Technology Report.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Forest Ecophysiology, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Forest Ecophysiology will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Forests and Global Change.
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