Response of Coastal Communities to the Impacts of Marine Heatwaves

A special issue of Coasts (ISSN 2673-964X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 269

Special Issue Editor

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Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche, Sorbonne University, CNRS, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Interests: marine heatwaves; data science; climate change; machine learning; coastal ecology; kelp

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The study of marine heatwaves (MHWs) has rapidly grown over the last decade. However, different fields use their respective methods of inquiry. The physical, ecological, and societal impacts of MHWs may be investigated by teams that specialise in each, but to truly understand how coastal systems respond to these events, interdisciplinary research is necessary. Coasts aims to provide a space to gain deeper insights into this challenge. Therefore, when we refer to coastal ‘communities’, we mean this in the broadest sense of the word, including not just natural ecosystems or human societies, but the interconnected web of life that inhabits coastlines. Rather than focussing on the impacts of MHWs, this Special Issue encourages researchers to consider the aftermath. What was the response of a coastal community? How did it recover? Was restoration possible, or did the community need to adapt to a new reality? This Special Issue invites the submission of original research articles, reviews, and communications that seek to understand and communicate these pressing concerns in an innovative way.

Dr. Robert Schlegel
Guest Editor

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  • marine heatwaves
  • ecology
  • society
  • economy
  • impacts
  • response
  • restoration
  • adaptation

Published Papers

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