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JFR特集「Can treeshelter rescue reforestation under deer foraging pressure? Effects on seedling growth, protection, and decision making」のお知らせ

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Call for papers for the special feature of Journal of Forest Research

Can treeshelter rescue reforestation under deer foraging pressure? Effects on seedling growth, protection, and decision making

Aim

Forest damage caused by herbivore animals has become a problem in many parts of the world including Europe, USA and Japan. The tree shelter is a powerful device for preventing animal damage to tree seedlings. Various effects of treeshelter have been examined and new knowledge is accumulating as treeshelter products are improved. On the other hand, since the effect of the treeshelter varies greatly depending on the local environments (e.g., climate, herbivore density, amount of weeds, etc.) and species traits in the treeshelter, there are still many cases where the treeshelter does not work. Accordingly, it is important to further understand the characteristics of treeshelter and the limits of their application in each region. In order to make a decision whether to use a treeshelter in each site, comparison of the cost-effectiveness estimates with other methods such as exclusion fences is also important, but few studies have reached this point.

In this special feature, we focus on the case in monsoon Asia, which is hot and humid compared to Europe and USA, where there are many research cases. The purpose is to clarify the effects and limit of treeshelter on seedling growth and protection performance, and to examine the decision criteria for the applicability of treeshelters according to the local conditions. Although this special issue focuses on Asian cases, we welcome studies suitable for above aim even from outside monsoon Asia, and accept papers on the latest findings on novel treeshelter effects.

Managing Editors for this special feature

Dr. Takuya Kajimoto (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan) Guest Editor in Chief

Dr. Tetsuto Abe (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan)

Dr. Tatsuya Otani (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan)

Tentative publication schedule

June 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021: Submission

June 1, 2021 - November 30, 2021: Peer Review

February 1, 2022: Publishing (Volume 27, Issue 1)