Special Issue "Effects of Pollutants on Fish"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Interests: Aquatic Physiology; transport stress livestock; biomarkers stress.
Interests: small ruminants; Flathead mullet (Mugil cephalus); Gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata)
Interests: Biodiversity; Environmental Conservation; Fish Respiration; Fish immunology; Marine Zoology; Zoomorphology; Aquaculture
Interests: seafood analysis; heavy metals; parasitology
Today, environmental pollution is one of the most serious problems of our planet and it causes serious harm to many aquatic organisms. A great part of pollutants exhibit biomagnification and bioaccumulation capabilities with a broad spectrum of impacts and can stress aquatic organisms. Fish have been widely documented as useful indicators of environmental water quality. The analyses of bioaccumulation of contaminants in the biotic components of ecosystems and of modifications of blood parameters represent an important and useful tool for understanding persistence, movement, and allocation of pollutants. This Special Issue also welcomes epidemiological studies on the presence and accumulation of pollutants in wild and farmed fish in order to give a comprehensible comparison on the presence of toxicants, such as heavy metals, POPs, veterinary drugs, etc., in fish reared in different conditions. Epidemiological studies focused on the analysis of the accumulation levels of pollutants in the tissues of benthonic, demersal, and pelagic fish are also welcome.
Potential topics include:
- Hematological response to environmental pollution in fish
- Chemical pollution in aquatic environment and oxidative stress in teleost
- Pollution and immune response in fish
- Aquatic animal (fish) models for bioaccumulation
- The toxicological effects of pollutants on physiological functions in fish
- Effects of chemical stressors at the biochemical and cellular levels
- Epidemiological studies on the presence of pollutants in fish
- Morpho-physiological adaptations of fish to water pollutants
Assoc. Prof. Francesco Fazio
Dr. Stefano Cecchini
Dr. Gioele Capillo
Dr. Gaetano Cammilleri
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- Aquatic environment
- hematological and hemato-chemical parameters
- oxidative stress