About this Research Topic
Increasingly, plant-pathogen interactions are being studied in tropical natural systems, yielding novel and exciting findings. Nevertheless, we still lack a complete understanding of how these interactions may be altered in contemporary tropical dynamic landscapes worldwide. Increasing human impacts on natural ecosystems (e.g., deforestation and habitat fragmentation), the accidental movement of pathogens, large-scale intensive agriculture and forestry, together with climate change, are associated with the emergence of new plant diseases or disruption of key plant-pathogen interactions that shape tropical forests. In this special article collection, our main objective is to bring together researchers employing different approaches and perspectives that will provide new insights into the understanding of plant-pathogen interactions in changing tropical landscapes.
The ultimate goal of this special article collection is to improve our knowledge of these important interactions to better inform the conservation of tropical biodiversity as well as the sustainable management of natural, agricultural, and forestry systems in the tropics worldwide.
Keywords: Pathogen, Plant-pathogens, Tropical Forests, Plant-pathogen interactions, Forests, Disease, Human impact, Ecosystems, Tropical biodiversity, Tropical landscapes
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