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Special Issue "Aquatic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Multifunctionality in Response to Environmental Changes"
A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737). This special issue belongs to the section "Conservation Biology and Biodiversity".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 17580
Special Issue Editors
Interests: aquatic ecosystems; community structure; species diversity; community function; global change
Interests: marine microbial ecology; marine picocyanobacteria; global change; algae-bacteria interactions; cyanobacterial pigment and taxonomic diversity
Interests: lake; microbial community; nitrogen cycle; macrophyte; rhizosphere
Special Issue Information
Biodiversity and ecosystem multifunctionality are the foundation of social stability and sustainable development. Since the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment in 2005, the relationship between biodiversity, ecosystem multifunctionality and environmental change has become a hot topic in current ecological research. However, compared with terrestrial ecosystems, our knowledge about biodiversity, ecosystem multifunctionality and their links in response to environmental changes in aquatic environments is much scarcer. This SI will focus on the impacts of environmental changes (e.g., habitat gradients, anthropogenic activities and climate change) on aquatic biodiversity (e.g., fishes, macrophytes, phytoplankton, zooplankton, microorganisms and inter-organism associations), ecosystem multifunctionality (e.g., ecosystem productivity, organic matter mineralization, pollutant degradation, nutrient cycling and greenhouse gas emissions) and the links existing between aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem multifunctionality. This SI will particularly welcome contributions focusing on biodiversity conservation, community succession, phylogeography, species evolution, ecosystem functioning and biogeochemical cycles in both freshwater and marine ecosystems.
Dr. Lijuan Ren
Dr. Xiaomin Xia
Dr. Jin Zeng
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- aquatic community ecology
- diversity maintenance mechanism
- ecosystem multifunctionality
- climate change
- anthropogenic impacts