Posted: December 12, 2020

MDPI hosted a webinar on 3 Dec 2020 to introduce our Special Issue in the Forests journal on "Emerging Principles of Tree Biology in the Omics Era". A recording of the Forests webinar can be viewed at https://forests-1.sciforum.net/#webinar_content.

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A webinar was presented Dec 3, 2020, to introduce the Forests journal Special Issue "Emerging Principles of Tree Biology in the Omics Era".

Schatz Center Director Dr. John Carlson provided an initial overview, explaining the goal of the issue as “elucidating key, emerging principles of tree biology relevant to forest health and sustainability issues that the tree biology can come together to address through concerted, integrated, cross-disciplinary research efforts. 

Dr. Albert Abbott, biology program leader in the Forest Health Research and Education Center, University of Kentucky, spoke on the study of ecologically important traits in trees and major forest and orchard sustainability issues.

Dr. Sally Mackenzie, Director of the Plant Institute at Penn State, spoke on why the time is right to address these major challenges for trees using powerful, novel basic research approaches. 

A recording of the Forests "Emerging Principles of Tree Biology" webinar can be viewed at https://forests-1.sciforum.net/#webinar_content.

For more information on the Special Issue on "Emerging Principles of Tree Biology in the Omics Era" please visit the Forests journal special issue page at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/forests/special_issues/Tree_Biology.

Please consider contributing to this special issue.  We encourage:

  • Review articles covering a key principle in tree biology
  • Opinion papers raising an important issue or principle
  • And research articles illustrating experimental approaches to uncovering an enhanced level of understanding of emerging principles of tree biology.

The deadline for manuscript submission is 30 September 2021.  Papers will be published immediately in a topical issue upon acceptance by Forests.

 

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