Special Issue dedicated to studies in Seasonally Dry Forests
Vol. 1 No. 1 (2023)
The dry forest is a tropical ecosystem characterized by a prolonged dry season during which plants lose their leaves, followed by a wet season during which plants regain their foliage and precipitation is abundant. These forests are important for biodiversity, as they host a wide variety of endemic plant and animal species. In addition, these forests provide many benefits for people, such as climate and water quality regulation, soil erosion protection, and food production, among others. Seasonally dry forests have been severely impacted by human activity, including deforestation, intensive agriculture, mining, urbanization, and climate change. These activities have caused habitat loss and fragmentation, decreased biodiversity, and altered ecological processes. Therefore, it is important to study and conserve them. This involves implementing effective management and conservation strategies, such as natural area protection, ecological restoration, sustainable development, and public education and awareness about the importance of these unique ecosystems.
The following special issue is dedicated to research conducted in this important ecosystem. We invite national and international researchers to participate in this special issue. We hope it will be useful and enjoyable for our readers.