Special Issue "Food Chains and Food Webs in Aquatic Ecosystems"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Sustainable Science and Technology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2020).
Interests: forest insects; community ecology; climate change; invasive species; biological invasion; ecological modelling; ecological informatics
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Interests: ecotoxicological response, chironomids morphology, eDNA food chain, EDCs, HSPs
The current Special Issue will focus on food chains and food webs in aquatic ecosystems. Food chains and food webs describe the structure of communities and their energy flows. Recently, diverse methods have been developed for both experimental studies and theoretical/computational studies. They improve our fundamental ecological knowledge and are effectively used for various applications, including the monitoring and assessment of ecosystems. In particular, ecological monitoring and assessment have advanced in the last decades. Along with the progress of molecular and environmental DNA techniques, the process of monitoring and assessment has become rapid and accurate. A wide variety of ecological disturbances associated with temperature and salinity changes and other environmental factors are being recognized as threats to the food-chain functions of freshwater and marine ecosystems.
The current Special Issue will introduce various applications of new techniques and approaches for the study of food chains and food webs in aquatic ecosystems, covering ideas, concepts, methods, and policies; general experimental and computational studies are also welcomed.
Prof. Dr. Young-Seuk PARK
Prof. Dr. Ihn-Sil Kwak
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- Food chains
- food webs
- computational studies
- environmental DNA (eDNA)