International Journal of Forestry Research

Eucalyptus beyond Its Native Range: Environmental Issues In Exotic Bioenergy Plantations


Publishing date
07 Dec 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
08 Jun 2012

1Center Forest Disturbance Science, US Forest Service Southern Research Station, Athens, GA, USA

2University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA

3National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

4Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA


Eucalyptus beyond Its Native Range: Environmental Issues In Exotic Bioenergy Plantations

Description

Of the more than 700 species of Eucalyptus, less than 20 have been widely planted outside their native range. Since the 1800s, they have been planted in many countries where they are considered naturalized or invasive, and today Eucalyptus species account for significant areas of plantation forests. In their native environments, they do not seem to spread far from mother trees and regenerate with difficulty. Early plantings in the US were limited to Hawaii, California, and Florida where climate was similar to their native Australia. Recent advances in tree improvement have produced a fast-growing hybrid of E. urophylla and E. grandis that has improved tolerance to low temperatures down to −10ºC and extends the range of potential planting sites for Eucalyptus. Additionally, field trials in the 1970s in the southern US identified at least eight Eucalyptus species potentially adaptable to local climate: E. camaldulensis, E. benthamii, E. viminalis, E. macarthurii, E. grandis, E. robusta, E. saligna, and E. amplifolia. Thus, there may be opportunities to use Eucalyptus as a bioenergy feedstock in the southern United States.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that present results of scientific investigations, literature reviews, or management experiences that provide an understanding of the behavior of Eucalyptus species and would help predict how expansion of Eucalyptus plantings in the southern US might affect native ecosystems. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Invasiveness
  • Fire risk
  • Water use at stand and landscape scales
  • Biodiversity at stand and landscape scales
  • Gene flow among planted Eucalyptus varieties

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijfr/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 463030
  • - Editorial

Eucalyptus beyond Its Native Range: Environmental Issues in Exotic Bioenergy Plantations

John A. Stanturf | Eric D. Vance | ... | Matias Kirst
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 852540
  • - Review Article

Eucalyptus and Water Use in South Africa

Janine M. Albaugh | Peter J. Dye | John S. King
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 215276
  • - Research Article

Environmental and Socioeconomic Indicators for Bioenergy Sustainability as Applied to Eucalyptus

Virginia H. Dale | Matthew H. Langholtz | ... | Laurence M. Eaton
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 189393
  • - Research Article

Introduction of Eucalyptus spp. into the United States with Special Emphasis on the Southern United States

R. C. Kellison | Russ Lea | Paul Marsh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 946374
  • - Research Article

Survey to Evaluate Escape of Eucalyptus spp. Seedlings from Plantations in Southeastern USA

Mac A. Callaham | John A. Stanturf | ... | Joseph J. O'Brien
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 680246
  • - Research Article

Evaluating Potential Changes in Fire Risk from Eucalyptus Plantings in the Southern United States

Scott L. Goodrick | John A. Stanturf
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 203768
  • - Research Article

Assessing the Invasion Risk of Eucalyptus in the United States Using the Australian Weed Risk Assessment

Doria R. Gordon | S. Luke Flory | ... | Sarah K. Morris
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 106474
  • - Research Article

A Spatial Index for Identifying Opportunity Zones for Woody Cellulosic Conversion Facilities

Xia Huang | James H. Perdue | Timothy M. Young
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 450715
  • - Research Article

Diversity of Ectomycorrhizal Fungi Associated with Eucalyptus in Africa and Madagascar

Marc Ducousso | Robin Duponnois | ... | Yves Prin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 523025
  • - Research Article

Quality of Wood and Charcoal from Eucalyptus Clones for Ironmaster Use

Bárbara Luísa Corradi Pereira | Aylson Costa Oliveira | ... | Benedito Rocha Vital
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