Special Issue "Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution of Hydrozoans"

A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 18 February 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Davide Maggioni
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Guest Editor
1. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DISAT), University of Milano-Bicocca, 20126 Milan, Italy
2. Marine Research and High Education (MaRHE) Center, University of Milano-Bicocca, Magoodhoo 12030, Maldives
Interests: coral reefs; phylogenetics; Hydrozoa; biodiversity; species delimitation; integrative taxonomy; symbiosis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hydrozoans are an important component of benthic and planktonic environments and are distributed worldwide, in both freshwater and marine ecosystems, and from shallow to deep waters. Knowledge on various aspects of hydrozoan biology is constantly updated, from the molecular to the ecosystemic level. For instance, many species have been recently demonstrated to harbor unsuspected cryptic diversity, to be involved in peculiar associations, and also to be affected by current global climate change. However, despite their known important ecological roles and continuously updated diversity, many questions on their ecology, taxonomy, and evolution are still open. The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for integrative studies aimed at better understanding of multiple aspects of the ecology, diversity (both morphological and genetic), and evolution of members of the class Hydrozoa. Particular attention will be given to studies that adopt multidisciplinary approaches.

Dr. Davide Maggioni
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Hydrozoa
  • gelatinous zooplankton
  • integrative taxonomy
  • symbiosis
  • species interactions
  • evolution
  • ecology
  • climate change
  • alien species

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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