Special Issue "Environmental Toxicology of Trace Metals"
A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Interests: aquatic toxicology of inorganic contaminants; chemical speciation and bioavailability; system ecotoxicology and adverse outcome pathways; chemical mixtures and combined stressor effects
Interests: multiple stressors and combined action of inorganic contaminants and environmental factors; toxicity of trace metals on aquatic primary producers and associated stress responses; trace metals effects across multiple levels of biological organization
Trace metals have a central role in the functioning of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Both essential and toxic trace metals are involved in different chemical, biological, and physical processes that determine their concentration, speciation, reactivity, and impact on the biota. Despite the recognized hazard associated with the uncontrolled release of metals in the environment and the measures to reduce their input, metals remain an important threat to terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Several metals were included on the list of priority substances of environmental concern, while technology-critical metals such are rare-earth metals and platinum group metals emerge as contaminants. This Special Issue invites critical reviews and research papers providing innovative insights into trace metals in the aquatic and terrestrial environments from an ecotoxicology perspective.
The specific emphasis is on novel approaches in: (i) trace metals speciation and bioavailability assessment; (ii) biouptake and modes-of-action of trace metals; (iii) ecological effects at population and community levels; (iv) combined action of trace metals and environmental stressors; (v) ecotoxicological tools and models supporting environmental risk assessment for trace metals.
We particularly invite contributions concerning various aspects of the environmental toxicology of essential and toxic trace elements of global importance, data-poor and technology-critical elements in natural and engineered environments at different levels of biological organisation.Prof. Dr. Vera Slaveykova
Dr. Giulia Cheloni
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Chemical speciation and bioavailability
- Toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic approaches
- Modelling approaches
- Environmental risk assessment
- Adverse outcome pathways
- Metal mixture effects
- Metals and environmental stressors effects