Special Issue "Monitoring and Management of Inland Waters"

A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 13 April 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Silvia Quadroni
Guest Editor
Department of Theoretical and Applied Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
Interests: environmental monitoring; biomonitoring; benthic macroinvertebrates; Alpine streams; regulated rivers; hydromorphological alterations; controlled sediment flushing; ecological flows; eco-friendly management of water resources; lakes; contamination; persistent organic pollutants; organochlorine compounds; food webs; ecological risk assessment; human risk assessment; fish; geometric morphometrics; biological conservation; biological invasion

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Inland waters are important ecosystems for both their biodiversity and the services they provide to humans. Monitoring their components is essential to improve the knowledge of structure and functions of these ecosystems and to assess their health status. Monitoring is also fundamental to evaluate the impact of anthropic pressures, such as water use for hydropower, irrigation, or drinking purposes, pollution due to present and past production and use of chemicals, and the introduction of allochthonous species. Only through the information coming from monitoring data can the management of water resources be planned or improved in order to continue to exploit them for necessary services with a lower impact on the freshwater environment.

This Special Issue aims to: (i) provide information on tools currently applied for the monitoring of different (both abiotic and biotic) components of freshwater ecosystems, (ii) show results of monitoring carried out to improve the basic knowledge of these aquatic environments and their health status and/or to highlight the impact of different anthropic pressures, and (iii) collect new evidence about eco-friendly management strategies related to the use of water resources or to activities impacting on inland waters.

Dr. Silvia Quadroni
Guest Editor

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.

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  • freshwaters
  • monitoring tools
  • monitoring data
  • ecosystem health
  • anthropic pressures
  • ecological impact
  • management strategies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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