Guest editors: Christelle Robinet, INRAE, and Géraldine Roux-Morabito, Université d'Orléans
The pine wood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, is an important threat to pine trees together with its insect vector (Monochamus spp.). To understand the susceptibility of pine trees requires multidisciplinary approaches gathering experts in nematology, entomology, tree resistance, ecology, genetics and modelling. So far, keys for eradicating the pine wood nematode are missing but ongoing researches provide new insights in this complex mechanism that could help refining the management strategy and improving its effectiveness.
We invite all interested authors to contribute to thistopical issue, through:
- Review papers (for instance providing an updated overview of the interactions among the different multi-players, or an updated overview and/or comparison on the pine wood nematode management strategies),
- Research papers dealing with specific aspects of the pine wilt disease issue
- Opinion papers providing new insights about open research paths that would deserve further attention
- Data papers providing access to original data sets dealing with this topic
n particular, we encourage authors who presented their results in the frame of the IUFRO symposium on pine wilt disease (Nov 2021) to submit manuscripts related to their talk. However, this topical issue also welcomes contributions not associated with this symposium as long as it fits the scope mentioned above.
Submissions are open and close by the end of December 2023.
Note that Annals of Forest Science is published under a continuous publication scheme (papers are published as soon as they have been accepted)
Submission Instructions: Prior to submission, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for the journal. To ensure that you submit to the correct article collection, please select the topical collection "Pine Wilt Disease" in the drop-down menu upon submission; in addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish for your manuscript to be considered within this collection.