Special Issue "Editorial Board Members' Collection Series: Pollutants and Climate Change, Runoff, Behaviour and Adverse Effects in Aquatic Ecosystems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 9681
Interests: chemical processing in soil; groundwater and sea water of organic and inorganic compounds and pollutants; biogeochemical processes in the sea water column and in the sediment; interactions of pollutants and xenobiotics in marine sediments and in the fishes
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Interests: environment teaching and learning; environmental impact assessment; environmental analysis; environmental pollution; environmental monitoring; water chemistry; heavy metals; heavy metal pollution; environment; water quality assessment; environmental impact risk assesment
We are pleased to announce a new Collection titled “Editorial Board Members' Collection Series: Pollutants and Climate Change, Runoff, Behaviour and Adverse Effects in Aquatic Ecosystems”.
This Special Issue will describe the sources, inputs, adverse effects and accumulation of pollutants found in aquatic ecosystems and organisms. Additionally, it will focus on defining the route of metabolites, whether through decomposition or accumulation, and their behavior to enhance the knowledge on the effects of aquatic ecosystem pollutants and their fate, including their mobility through the food chain, eventually reaching humans. The research results included will offer insights into the pollutant load in the sea, identifying the contribution of rivers, rainfall, etc., and the impact on marine organisms. We aim to increase knowledge on the pollution of aquatic ecosystems, the resilience of marine organisms to pollutants and their contamination, highlighting also adverse climate-change-related effects.
In addition, papers detailing new approaches and technologies designed to combat pollution and climate change’s effects on aquatic ecosystems are welcome.
Some topics of interest to be covered by the Special Issue include:
- Implications of anthropogenic effects on aquatic ecosystems;
- How climate changes modify surface water regimes and the runoff of contaminants into the sea;
- Adverse effects of pollutants in aquatic ecosystems on the environmental matrix and organisms;
- The influence of climate change on the seasonal behavior of pollutants;
- Decontamination of industrial or contaminated waters as sources of pollution in aquatic ecosystems;
- Water bodies and transitional waters;
- Estuarine pollution and its influence on seawater contamination;
- Preventing climate-change-related desalinization and brine production in sources of water;
- Fecal pollution contamination during and after rainfall events;
- Pollutants and human health risk assessment;
- Emerging climate-change-related contaminants and their effects on aquatic ecosystems;
- CO2 acidification and its impact as a consequence of global warming;
- Water supplies under conditions of scarcity, and impacts of desalinization and brine.
The aim of this Collection is to provide a venue for networking and communication between Applied Sciences and scholars in the field of environmental sciences. We hope to establish a collection of papers that will be of interest to scholars in the field. Contributions in the form of full papers, reviews, and communications about related topics are very welcome.
Dr. Mauro Marini
Prof. Dr. Angel DelValls
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- water chemistry
- water and sediment ecotoxicology
- water runoff
- climate changes’ effects
- fish contaminants
- torrential rain
- CO2 acidification
- weight-of-evidence approaches
- contamination and pollution
- sediment pollution
- dredged material and rare earth element mining
- desalinization and brine mining
- emerging contaminants
- circular economy
- European green deal
- sustainable development goals