Special Issue "Biodiversity in Subterranean Habitats"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2024 | Viewed by 2315
Interests: freshwater ecology; cave biology and hyporheic zone; food webs; invasive species
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This Special Issue is focused on the biodiversity of subterranean habitats. We are opening this Special Issue because whilst the habitats around us, fueled mostly by photosynthesis, currently comprise the focus of most biodiversity studies, the knowledge of the world beneath our feet lags behind. Most studies are still focused on the traditional description of taxa, given that new species are discovered and described frequently from subterranean habitats worldwide. The types of subterranean habitats are very diverse, both terrestrial and aquatic. The former comprise the soil, the Milieu Souterrain Superficiel, as well as dry caves. The latter comprise the hyporheic zone beneath streams and rivers, aquifers, cave streams and other aquatic habitats.
In this Special Issue we welcome the submission of manuscripts tackling various types of organisms, from bacteria and fungi to salamanders and bats. We encourage studies that have a main focus on the ecological relationships of taxa with environmental parameters, about the biology of species, as well as biogeographic studies. If the manuscript has a strong focus on taxonomy, it should be extended beyond simple taxonomic description of new species and embedded within a higher framework, such as the ecology of the group of study and/or molecular phylogeny and biogeography.
Dr. Octavian Pacioglu
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Diversity is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 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.
- subterranean habitats
- cave fauna
- groundwater and hyporheic
- milieu souterrain superficiel
- soil biology
- troglobites, troglophiles
- stygofauna, stygophiles