Special Issue "Tardigrades Taxonomy, Biology and Ecology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: tardigrade taxonomy; diversity; ecology and physiology; anhydrobiosis; integrative taxonomy; tardigrade microbiome; astrobiology
The phylum Tardigrada currently consists of ca. 1,200 species that inhabit terrestrial and aquatic (freshwater and marine) environments throughout the world (including extreme habitats like the highest mountains, deepest oceans, and polar regions). Tardigrades are an important part of microinvertebrate communities inhabiting mosses, lichens, soils, or freshwater and marine sediments. Some of these environments support more Tardigrades, like in case of cryoconite holes in the glaciers. Tardigrades are also known because of their abilities to survive extreme environmental conditions thanks to cryptobiosis. However, many aspects of their taxonomy, biology, physiology, and ecology still remain unknown. This Special Issue entitled “Tardigrades Taxonomy, Biology, and Ecology” will be a good platform to publish high-quality papers focused on a) tardigrade taxonomy (including integrative approach); b) different aspects of physiology (with special emphasis on cryptobiosis); c) ecology; d) diversity and distribution; e) biogeography; f) population dynamics; g) surviving in extreme conditions.
Dr. Łukasz Kaczmarek
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