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Special Issue Guest Editors
Deadline: 30 September 2021
Differential and difference equations are very useful tools for adequate modelling of dynamic processes. It leads us to further studying various types of these equations and related initial and boundary value problems, to develop approximate methods for their solutions as well as to their successful applications to real-world problems.
This special issue invites papers that focus on recent and novel developments in the theory of any types of differential and difference equations and inclusions, especially on analytical and numerical results for fractional ordinary and partial differential equations.
This special issue will accept good quality papers containing original research results and survey articles of exceptional merit. The special issue is open to both original research articles and review articles in the following fields:
- Differential equations and inclusions
- Partial differential equations
- Integral equations
- Fractional differential equations and inclusions
- Difference equations
- Discrete fractional equations
- Dynamical models with differential, fractional, or difference equations
- Differential equations
- Integral equations
- Differential inclusions
- Fractional differential equations
- Difference equations
- Partial differential equations
- Dynamical models
Special Issue Guest Editors:
The transportation sector is responsible for more than one third of the global fossil fuel utilization and accordingly plays a vital role in greenhouse gas emissions. Regarding the recent increase in the awareness for a cleaner and sustainable supply of energy for this sector, the electrification of transportation has become a topic of wide interest both for the academy and the industry especially in the last two decades. Even though this electrification process may hinder vital drawbacks from the environmental point-of-view, the acceptance of these gridable and sustainable transportation system in the power system may pose different challenges especially with the possible growing number of such applications. Therefore, different scales of such transportation solutions should also be well-studied from power system perspective and this special issue awaits papers in this manner to propose different concepts in this manner.
Topics include the following:
The special issue also welcomes high-quality research and review papers on these and related topics.
All papers will go through a rigorous peer-review process and automated plagiarism checks. Papers must be formatted according to the specifications and limits of the Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. This (non-paid) open access journal is indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded (SCI-E).
Submission deadline: June 15, 2021
Rejection/Revision notification to authors: September 1, 2021
Revision submissions due: October 1, 2021
Acceptance notification to authors: November 1, 2021
Publication of accepted papers: This SI will be published in 2021.
Adaptation, special genetical features evoked during long evolutionary history, enables organisms to survive in very diverse environments ranging from freezing tundra to burning desert ecosystems on Earth. Accordingly, plants have also different sets of adaptive traits which allow them to live in a particular place or a specific habitat. Their structural and functional characteristics are reflections of long-lasting evolutionary adaptations to the prevalent biotic and abiotic factors in their habitats. Hence, a sudden shift in these factors caused by current climate change may have catastrophic effects not only on plant distribution and survival, but also on agricultural and environmental sustainability and food security, species existence, and conservation of biodiversity. Lowered plant welfare will inevitably lead to a remarkable decrease in natural and agricultural productivity, an increase in greenhouse-gas emissions and degradations of human welfare and livelihoods. Hence, in the face of persistent and worsening climate change; (1) how adaptive morphological, anatomical, physiological and molecular evolutionary patterns, phenotypic plasticity and gene flow will interact to influence population persistence and (2) an understanding the causes and dynamics of natural distribution limits in plants deserve an utmost importance to be highlighted and evaluated in both basic and applied areas of plant biology.
By considering these facts, in this special issue, a theme entitled “Plant Adaptation to Climate Change: From Molecular to Ecosystem Levels”, as a novel understanding, has been chosen and highlighted. Hence, we cordially invite researchers working in the field to submit their review papers and original research articles associated with “all aspects of plant adaptation under changing climate” to this special issue in Turkish Journal of Botany.
The topics of the issue covers following subtopics:
- morphological adaptations
- anatomy and ultrastructural changes
- physiological adaptations
- biochemical adaptations
- molecular responses and underlying mechanisms
- short and long term adaptive phenotypic plasticity and its role to sustain populations
- genetics of phenotypic plasticity
- growth, development, cellular and molecular activities
- plant biotic and abiotic stress responses
- possible threats on genetic and species diversity
- the genetic basis of plant adaptation to climate change
- the role of gene flow to facilitate adaptive responses to climate change
- effects of climate change in species interactions
-the response of communities and diverse ecosystems to climate change
- ecological processes
For review and opinion papers, please discuss a tentative outline with the editors of the special issue. Article will be published online following acceptance. The deadline for contributions is August 2021 whereas target date for the printed issue to be published is November 2021.
Agricultural and horticultural crops are attacked by a wide variety of insect pests resulting in severe economic losses. Insect pests cause crop damage through direct injury to plants as well as through the transmission of fungal, bacterial or viral diseases.
Humans have traditionally performed insect control in agriculture and forestry by using chemical insecticides. However, other methods exist such as cultural control, trapping and biological control.
Although chemical insecticides can be highly effective, nearly all of them have the potential to significantly alter ecosystems, many are toxic to humans and/or other non-target organisms, and some become concentrated as they spread along the food chain.
Biological control or biocontrol is a method of controlling pests such as insects, mites, weeds and plants diseases using other organisms. Biological control includes the use of predators, parasitoids, pathogens, and competitors or other natural mechanisms, and typically also involves an active human management role. Biocontrol can be an important component of integrated pest management (IPM) programs.
This special issue of Turkish Journal of Zoology will focus on the “Biological Control of Insect Pests”. For review and opinion papers, please discuss a tentative outline with the editors of the special issue. Articles will be published online following acceptance. The deadline for contributions is June 2021, whereas the target date for the special issue to be available online is August 2021.
The Turkish Journal of Zoology is an international Open Access journal with 5-Year Impact Factor: 0.814. The Turkish Journal of Zoology is indexed or abstracted by a wide variety of sources such as Biological Abstracts (Online), BIOSIS Previews, Science Citation Index Expanded, Web of Science, Zoological Record Online, etc.
For more information please visit journal webpage (https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/index.htm)
Genotypic and spatial information on crop’s leaf chlorophyll concentration can be used for plant nursery screening in the process of crop improvement, and is central for monitoring plant health, productivity and managing nutrient optimization programs in agricultural systems. Quantifying chlorophyll in plants leaves is also vital to understanding plants response to climate change and other biotic and abiotic adversities across diverse plant ecosystems. The chlorophyll are the main key molecules in this area of research as they display intrinsic properties that facilitate the conversion of absorbed solar irradiance into stored chemical energy, and are therefore associated with the plant photosynthetic capacity and primary productivity.
Remote and proximal sensing offer a means for measuring genotypic chlorophyll content and in-field mapping of plant chlorophyll content over a variety of spatial and temporal scales. This Special Issue is going to help garner state-of-the-art research and technologies to retrieve and model the chlorophyll that existed in plants at the leaf and canopy levels across a variety of agricultural settings for several applications, particularly in crop breeding and precision agriculture.
We welcome research works on chlorophyll content retrieval approaches using different tools and parametric and non-parametric algorithms, including machine learning and artificial intelligence to solve current challenges associated with chlorophyll retrieval and mapping using remote and proximal sensing technologies. Both theoretical and application-oriented studies are invited. Information can be derived from several tools including but not limited to handheld and field-bound sensors, uncrewed aerial vehicles (drones), operational satellites such as Sentinel-2 constellations and other hyperspectral missions.
For review and opinion papers, please discuss a tentative outline with the editors of the special issue. Article will be published online following acceptance. The deadline for contributions is June 2021 whereas target date for the printed issue to be published is October 2021.
The genome editing tools such as Zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs), transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs), CRISPR/Cas9 (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat/CRISPR-associated nuclease 9), and its variants, have been used widely in the last decade to precisely manipulate plant genomes. They provide after induction of a double-strand break the opportunity to delete/insert or exchange single or multiple nucleotides in a targeted, predefined fashion. Alternatively they provide with their RNA/DNA-binding capacity tools to visualize, activate or repress gene function by fusion with respective protein domains. We invite contributions from fellow researchers for a special issue regarding applications of genome editing technologies, their current regulatory status and future prospects in the area of agriculture and forestry. The special issue intends to provide an update on this highly dynamic field. Contributions are invited as research papers, review articles and opinion papers which includes the regulatory status of genome edited crops in different countries.
Over time, genome editing technologies especially CRISPR/Cas have become more popular, mainly due to its ease of cloning, higher mutation rates and more opportunities in minimizing the off-targets. The use of these technologies is imperative in that the climate is changing globally and to meet food security challenges limited by ecological, environmental and agricultural factors. However, in many countries there is still debate over whether particular genome edited (GE) crops with similar modifications as introduced by conventional breeding methods should be given the same status as GMOs. Many scientists do consider CRISPR gene editing tools as the fastest technology for improving crops with precision. Nevertheless, in several countries, all GE crops are considered as GMOs by their legislation.
Although genome editing technologies allow scientists to accelerate crop improvement, however there are still considerable technical barriers including tissue culture dependent plant transformation (delivery method of programmable endonucleases), an efficient guide RNA designing algorithms and validations of newly developed genome-editing tools in plants etc. This special issue will focus on the following topics.
For review and opinion papers, please discuss a tentative outline with the editors of the special issue. Article will be published online following acceptance. The deadline for contributions is June 2021 whereas target date for the printed issue to be published is December 2021.