Special Issue "Impacts of Climate Change on Marine Organisms"
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: 20 September 2021.
Interests: Plankton ecology; evolution; oceanography; climate change
Interests: phytoplankton ecology; marine N and C cycles; dinitrogen fixation; primary production
Interests: macrophyte ecology; bioindicators; coastal pollution; trait-based approaches; multiple stressor interactions
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Climate change is altering physical and chemical factors, as well as biotic and abiotic interactions, in marine ecosystems. Important environmental drivers, such as temperature, pH, nutrient availability, and salinity, are simultaneously changing. The resulting modification of marine environments is affecting the performance and distribution of marine species on a global scale. To be able to manage marine ecosystems appropriately, we urgently need to understand the biological responses to the new environments generated by climate change. This knowledge will allow us to preserve marine environments and their diversity and functionality.
For this reason, the goal of this Special Issue is to compile novel information on the consequences of climate change for marine organisms in terms of their biology, distribution, and interactions.
The topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
- metabolic or behavioral responses of marine organisms to environmental changes driven by climate change;
- effects of climate change on interactions between marine species;
- impacts of climate change on marine organisms at the ecosystem level; and
- acclimation and adaptation of marine organisms to the effects of climate change.
Particular attention will be given to those studies that address a topic from a multi-driver perspective and analyze the consequences of interactions between drivers for marine organisms.
Dr. María Aranguren-Gassis
Dr. Ana Fernandez-Carrera
Dr. Inés Viana
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- climate change
- marine organisms
- biological response
- species distribution