Special Issue "Ecological Stoichiometry for Aquatic Ecosystem Studies"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Alan D. Christian

University of Massachusetts Boston, School for the Environment, United States
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Interests: freshwater ecology; conservation; freshwater macroinvertebrates; freshwater mussels; conservation genetics; restoration ecology; ecological stoichiometry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ecological Stoichiometry, the balance of multiple chemical elements and energy in ecological interactions, has a long history going back to the 1950s and a resurrection of sorts in the 1980s. From that point on, ecological stoichiometry has gained widespread recognition as an underlying framework in ecology, particularly, aquatic ecosystem ecology. Within that framework, ecological stoichiometry ranges the scales of atoms, molecules, individuals, communities, ecosystems, and the globe and is related to resources, body composition, and homoeostasis of autotropic and heterotrophic organisms. This Special Issue on Ecological Stoichiometry for Aquatic Ecosystems Studies wishes to address the breadth of the application of ecological stoichiometry to all types of ecological and evolutionary questions in aquatic systems as well as highlight recent advances in the field of aquatic ecological stoichiometry.

Dr. Alan D. Christian
Guest Editor

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  • Ecological stoichiometry
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Nutrient cycling
  • Consumer-driven nutrient recycling
  • Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, C/N/P ratio
  • C/N ratio, C/P ratio, N/P ratio
  • Autotrophs
  • Heterotrophs
  • Growth
  • Homeostasis
  • Food quality
  • Elemental composition
  • Excretion
  • Feces
  • Pseudofeces

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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