17 5月 2024 gabriels



  • Arie Staal,荷兰乌特勒支大学
  • Bernardo M Flores,巴西圣卡塔琳娜联邦大学
  • Marina Hirota,巴西圣卡塔琳娜联邦大学



The resilience of tropical forests and savannas determines how ongoing pressures of climate change, land use change and anthropogenic disturbances affect the future state of these ecosystems. Resilience, the capacity of ecosystems to persist or adapt in the face of disturbances, can be continuously reshaped by external stressors such as drought and by feedbacks with the environment. However, large uncertainties remain on the trajectories of tropical forests and savannas in the Anthropocene, such as regarding the role of different feedbacks in resilience and leverage points to avoid unwanted tipping of forests and savannas into degraded ecosystems. This Focus Issue aims to make an impactful contribution to the understanding of the resilience of tropical forest and savanna ecosystems against a backdrop of ongoing and future global change. We welcome contributions from a range of disciplines and on different spatial scales, including, but not limited to:

  • Cross-scale analyses of global-change impacts on tropical forest and savanna resilience
  • Qualitative and quantitative work on pathways to avoid undesired tipping points and build desired resilience in the tropics
  • Insights on tropical ecosystem functioning after the occurrence of tipping points
  • Theoretical or empirical analyses on mechanisms that prevent tipping points in tropical ecosystems
  • Research on feedbacks relevant to tropical ecosystem structure and resilience
  • Estimates of the effects of compounding disturbances on resilience and tipping points in tropical ecosystems





作者可登入期刊主页进行在线投稿,先选择“文章类型”,然后在“选择特刊”的下拉框中选择“Focus on Resilience of Tropical Forests and Savannas in the Anthropocene”。



Environmental Research Letters

  • 2022年影响因子:6.7  Citescore: 10.1
  • Environmental Research Letters(ERL)以金色开放获取模式出版,作者可选择将原始数据作为补充资料与文章一起发表。所有研究人员可以免费获取这些研究成果。ERL汇聚了关注环境变化及其应对的研究团体和政策制定团体的意见,涵盖了环境科学的所有方面,出版研究快报、综述文章、观点和社论。ERL顺应了环境科学的跨学科发表的趋势,反映了该领域相关的方法、工具和评估战略,得到了来自不同领域的广泛贡献。