Special Issue

Selected papers will be published in a special issue (“Research Topic”) titled “Woody Plants and Forest Ecosystems in a Complex World – Ecological Interactions and Physiological Functioning Above and Below Ground” hosted by Frontiers in Plant Science and co-hosted by Frontiers in Microbiology.

Guest Editors:

Dr. Boris Rewald, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Vienna, Austria
Dr. Christian Ammer, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
Dr. Thorsten Grams, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
Dr. Henrik Hartmann, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG), Munich, Germany
Dr. Guenter Hoch, Universität Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Dr. Katharina Maria Keiblinger, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Vienna, Austria
Dr. Andrey Malyshev, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
Dr. Ina Christin Meier, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

In this Research Topic, the editors and session chairs aim to provide a snapshot of the state-of-the-art of the fields of forest and tree ecology and physiology above and below ground, including forest soils and their microbial communities, with a special focus on plant ecophysiology, (soil) biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, as well as the effects of disturbances, (a-)biotic stresses, and biological invasions. The Research Topic allows highlighting the research on wood plants and forest ecosystems at the GfÖ.

The oral and poster contributions presented at the conference are particularly welcome, however, other contributions fitting in the scope are also encouraged.

The submission deadline is 17 February 2019.

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For further questions, please contact the Frontiers editorial office plantscience@frontiersin.org or one of the Editors.