Freshwater Biodiversity Hotspots in 2024

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 December 2024 | Viewed by 123

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Station d’Ecologie Théorique et Expérimentale, UMR 5321, Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique et Université Paul Sabatier, 09200 Moulis, France
Interests: freshwater biology; evolutionary ecology; host–parasite interactions; non-genetic inheritance; community and ecosystem ecology; eco-evolutionary dynamics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are proud to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Diversity, originally published back in 2009. To mark this occasion, a Special Issue dedicated to the field of “Freshwater Biodiversity Hotspots in 2024” is in production.

In the ever-changing landscape of global biodiversity, freshwater ecosystems stand out as critical hotspots of species richness and ecological diversity. From the majestic rivers of the Amazon to the pristine lakes of the Arctic, freshwater habitats are under increasing pressure from human activities and environmental changes and it is vital, therefore, that these ecosystems and their biodiversity are preserved.

We invite researchers to contribute papers that investigate the mechanisms driving species and genetic diversity and distribution patterns in freshwater habitats, shedding light on the complex interplay between biotic and abiotic factors. Additionally, research that evaluates the impacts of anthropogenic disturbances on freshwater biodiversity and explores innovative approaches to the monitoring, conservation, and restoration of freshwater biodiversity are also welcome. Experts in the field are invited to submit high-quality papers to this Special Issue and the topics of interest may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Dr. Simon Blanchet
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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.


  • genetic diversity
  • intraspecific diversity
  • phylogenetic diversity
  • functional diversity
  • species diversity
  • macroecology
  • biogeography
  • conservation
  • global change

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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