Call for Papers - Drought Special Issue

Posted 26 March 2019 by under Announcements & Notices • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
Call for Papers - Drought Special Issue
General call to submit a manuscript for the Drought Special Issue of the African Journal of Range and Forage Science.
Guest Editors: Justin du Toit, William Bond, Johan Malherbe
The African Journal of Range & Forage Science is a leading rangeland and pastoral journal in Africa. The Journal is dedicated to publishing quality original material that advances rangeland ecology and pasture management.  The Journal will be producing a Special Issue with a focus on Drought, due for release at the beginning of 2020.
The emphasis will be on the effects of drought in grassland and savanna areas that receive summer rainfall, though studies from adjacent areas will be considered.
The main themes of the issue are the climatology of drought, and its influences on plant and animal ecology, economics, social systems, natural history, and fire dynamics.
Manuscripts will be procured through both personal invitation and an open call for submissions.
The planned timeline is as follows:
Submission of titles and abstracts – 30 March 2019
Submission of manuscripts – no later than 31 May 2019
Date of publication – February 2020
Please submit your abstract and/or manuscript using the journal online system: 
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