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7.02.11 - Parasitic flowering plants in forests


Call for Papers: Parasitic Flowering Plants in Forests

Parasitic flowering plants are diverse in their morphology, with versatile physiological strategies and convoluted evolutionary histories. They can cause extensive negative and positive impacts to many ecological processes, as well as affect ecosystem productivity and biodiversity. As keystone components of natural and urban systems worldwide, parasitic flowering plants also have a role in global change biology.

To showcase the breadth of research on parasitic flowering plants, this special issue of Botany welcomes submissions on (but not limited to): conservation, anatomy, physiology, ecology, and management of unbalanced host-parasite relationships.

Submission deadline:  6 March 2023


Hot off the press: Special Issue of Botany

Special Issue of "Botany" from Session D7d "Complex Interactions of Mistletoe, Ecosystems, and People";
XXV IUFRO World Congress; Curitiba, 29 September - 5 October 2019.
Botany, 2020, 98(9).

This special issue of Botany is a result of a Technical Session entitled "Complex interactions of mistletoe, ecosystems, and people", which was held during the 2019 World Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). The session was organized by the IUFRO Working Party 7.02.11, which is devoted to the study of parasitic flowering plants in forests. The goal of the session was to discuss the complex and important role of mistletoe in forests and woodlands worldwide, as well as the relevance of these plants to people. Current research on mistletoe is expanding, with more emphasis on tropical forests, where the diversity of mistletoe is highest. Mistletoe plays important roles in human systems. On the one hand, mistletoes can be pests in orchards, woodlots, and forestry lands, but on the other hand, these plants are also beneficial to forest biodiversity, multiple ecosystem functions, and may also have an indirect positive effect upon the trees and shrubs that serve as host plants. In addition, mistletoes can be harvested for other non-timber resources, such as sources for medicinal products, animal fodder, and various commercial products. The six papers in this issue capture the complex roles of mistletoe in ecosystems and managed landscapes in both tropical and temperate regions of the planet.

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Mistletoes: Pathogens, Keystone Resource, and Medicinal Wonder - Paper Submission - Deadline extended!

Abstract submission has been extended for for the upcoming IUFRO Unit 7.02.11 Parasitic flowering plants in forests sponsored conference July 17-22, 2016 in Ashland, Oregon:  Mistletoes: Pathogens, Keystone Species, and Medicinal Wonder.  Please consider submitting an abstract by May 1st... visit
Sincerely, David Shaw and the organizing committee!


Mistletoes: Pathogens, Keystone Resource, and Medicinal Wonder - Call for Papers

The IUFRO Working Party 7.02.11 Parasitic flowering plants in forests, is hosting a global meeting, "Mistletoes: Pathogens, Keystone Resource, and Medicinal Wonder" on July 17-22, 2016 at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon.  Ashland, Oregon is located in southern Oregon near the California border, and is surrounded by diverse forests with a diverse flora of Viscaceae (Arceuthobium and Phoradendron). 

Abstracts for oral talks and/or posters are now being accepted until 1 April! Please visit the website to submit abstracts: