Special Issue "Biomonitoring and Conservation of Freshwater & Marine Fishes"

A special issue of Fishes (ISSN 2410-3888). This special issue belongs to the section "Biology and Ecology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 May 2023 | Viewed by 205

Special Issue Editors

Independent Researcher, Olympia, WA 98501, USA
Interests: fisheries; aquatic/riparian ecology; ecohydrology; multimetric indices; science philosophy
1. Amnis Opes Institute, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA
2. Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, & Conservation Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
Interests: biomonitoring; bioassessment; landscape patterns; regional aquatic ecology; fish; macroinvertebrates

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Globally, native migratory and resident fishes are declining due to aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem degradation caused by physicochemical habitat alteration, migration barriers, overexploitation, excessive hatchery supplementation, non-native species introductions, and climate heating—all driven by human overpopulation and excessive energy and material consumption. The loss of diadromous fishes reduces marine-derived nutrients that are important for freshwater and floodplain biota, including riparian trees that protect freshwater ecosystems from land use. The depletion of marine and freshwater fisheries threatens human food supplies. Healthy aquatic ecosystems have diverse habitats that house a diversity of fish species, including various trophic, habitat-use, and reproductive guilds. To better protect these fishery resources, which provide recreation and sustenance for millions of people, fishery monitoring is important for assessing fish assemblage and population health. Finally, the assessment of fish assemblage and population-limiting factors is important for mitigating these factors. This Special Issue focuses on ecological analyses based on large sample sizes, as well as review articles.

Dr. Robert L. Vadas Jr.
Dr. Robert M. Hughes
Guest Editors

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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Fishes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • cumulative impacts
  • habitat diversity
  • ecological guilds
  • biotic indices
  • rehabilitation
  • fish populations
  • fish assemblages
  • risk assessment

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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