Call for Papers: Parasitic Flowering Plants in Forests| Botany journal

Call for papers Call for Papers: Parasitic Flowering Plants in Forests| Botany journal

Deadline: 06 March 2023

Botany journal is now accepting papers for a new special issue on Parasitic Plants research including conservation, anatomy, physiology, ecology, management of unbalanced host-parasite relationships, and more.

Parasitic flowering plants are diverse in their morphology, with versatile physiological strategies and convoluted evolutionary histories. They can cause extensive negative and positive impacts to many ecological processes, as well as affect ecosystem productivity and biodiversity. As keystone components of natural and urban systems worldwide, parasitic flowering plants also have a role in global change biology.

To showcase the breadth of research on parasitic flowering plants, this special issue of Botany welcomes submissions on (but not limited to): conservation, anatomy, physiology, ecology, and management of unbalanced host-parasite relationships.

I. Submission Instructions

  • Please contact David Shaw (email: [email protected]) at any time for further details or if you have any questions regarding a tentative title/scope of your proposed submission.
  • Prior to submission, carefully follow the Botany instructions to authors when preparing your manuscript.
  • To submit an article for peer review:
    1. Go to the ScholarOne submission centre for Botany.
    2. At step 3 of the submission process in ScholarOne, specify that your manuscript is intended for the "Parasitic Flowering Plants in Forests" special issue.

II. Guest Editors

  • Simon Shamoun, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Canada (Associate Editor, Botany)
  • David Shaw, Oregon State University, USA
  • Luiza Teixeira-Costa, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium 
  • David Watson, Charles Sturt University, Australia


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