Special Issue "New Insights into Impacts of Toxic Metals in Aquatic Environments"
A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2020).
Université Reims Champagne Ardenne, Reims, France
Interests: water quality; environmental analysis; environmental microbiology; environmental toxicology; aquatic pollution; bioaccumulation; sediment pollution; mercury
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Toxic metals remain an important threat to aquatic ecosystems, despite regulatory efforts to reduce their release. Several historical toxic metals already appear in the list of priority substances of environmental issue, while concerns arise from the increasing use of technology-critical metals, such as metallic nanoparticles, and rare-earth and platinum group metals. In aquatic environments, various chemical, biological, and physical processes determine metal concentration, speciation, reactivity, and impact on the biota. This Special Issue invites critical reviews and research papers providing innovative insights into toxic metal impacts in freshwater and marine environments.
The specific emphasis is on novel approaches and models addressing (i) the cellular and molecular impacts as investigated using one or several omics approach; (ii) trophic transfer and impact along food chains; (iii) ecological effects at population and community levels; and (iv) the combined action of toxic metals and the changing climate. We are particularly interested in contributions concerning various aspects of the ecotoxicology of toxic metals in mixtures or at different levels of biological organization.
Prof. Dr. Claudia Cosio
Dr. Elise Elise David
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Environments is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- adverse outcome pathways
- bioavailability and biouptake
- environmental risk assessment
- metals and changing environment
- metal mixtures
- molecular and cellular toxicity
- toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic approaches