Ecology and Distribution of Large Pelagic Fish and Elasmobranchs

A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818). This special issue belongs to the section "Marine Diversity".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2024) | Viewed by 471

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Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, National Institute of Biology, Ecology and Marine Biotechnology, Calabrian Researches Centre and Marine Advanced Infrastructures, C.da Torre Spaccata, 87071 Amendolara, CS, Italy
Interests: ecology and biology of large pelagic fish and elasmobranchs; movement behaviour of large pelagic fish and elasmobranchs; top predator distribution; satellite telemetry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Large pelagic fish and elasmobranchs are important resources in our oceans. They are at the top of the food chain, providing a top-down control over the other trophic levels. Their distribution and ecology are influenced by different environmental parameters including temperature, depth, ocean circulation, and climate change. Furthermore, large pelagic fish and elasmobranchs are longeval; therefore, they are more vulnerable to environmental changes as well as anthropogenic impacts such as industrial fishing and water pollution.

The study of their distribution, thermal and depth preference, aggregation sites, and seasonal migration needs to be implemented for the conservation of these organisms. New technologies such as satellite and acoustic tags, eDNA, catchment datasets, and BRUVs footage are important tools for survey and monitoring campaigns, improving our knowledge on their behaviour and ecology.

For this Special Issue, we invite submissions that address the ecology and movement behaviour of large pelagic fish and elasmobranchs, focusing on their distribution, thermal and depth preference, aggregation sites, and seasonal migration, as well as the utilization of different survey and monitoring tools.

This Special Issue, “Ecology and Distribution of Large Pelagic Fish and Elasmobranchs”, is a platform for the transfer of current knowledge on the ecology and movement behaviour of large pelagic fish and elasmobranchs.

Dr. Danilo Malara
Guest Editor

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  • movement behavior
  • fish and elasmobranch eDNA
  • satellite and acoustic telemetry
  • temperature preference
  • depth preference
  • aggregation sites
  • seasonal migration

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