Special Issue "Patterns and Ecology of Jellyfish in Marine Environment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021).
Interests: marine biology; plankton ecology; eutrophication; jellyfish
It is our pleasure and privilege to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue of the Diversity journal on "Patterns and Ecology of Jellyfish in Marine Environment". Gelatinous taxa within the Cnidaria, Ctenophora, and pelagic Chordata are ubiquitous members of plankton communities, and many taxa within these groups can rapidly increase their population size and form large blooms. These organisms play essential roles as consumers and hosts in diverse symbiotic relationships, and are important prey of some charismatic species such as marine turtles. Human interactions with jellyfish are various as anthropogenic activities may promote blooms and their harmful effects on social wellbeing. Conversely, recent research points to the beneficial ecosystem services provided by jellyfish.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to enhance our knowledge across the full spectrum of disciplinary and interdisciplinary jellyfish research. We welcome research contributions in the form of original and review papers, methodological papers, perspective articles with a personal point of view on the state of the art of jellyfish research, short notes, and contributions that may include short, narrated scientific videos.
Prof. Dr. Alenka Malej
Dr. Agustín Schiariti
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 papers will be 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 1800 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.
- gelatinous zooplankton
- pelagic tunicates
- ecosystem functioning
- anthropogenic pressures
- ecosystem services