Special Issue "Europe's Aquatic Ecosystem Hotspots: Fish Impacted by Natural and Anthropogenic Environmental Stressors"

A special issue of Fishes (ISSN 2410-3888). This special issue belongs to the section "Environment and Climate Change".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2023 | Viewed by 114

Special Issue Editors

Applied Ecology Research Center, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, I. Raţiu Street 5-7, 550012 Sibiu, Romania
Interests: aquatic ecosystems ecology; biodiversity; fish; human impact, assessment; monitoring; management
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Applied Ecology Research Center, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, I. Raţiu Street 5-7, 550012 Sibiu, Romania
Interests: aquatic ecosystems ecology; biodiversity; macroinvertebrates, fish; human impact; assessment; monitoring; management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Water is the Earth’s most critical natural resource, representing the source and habitat of other secondary resources and services, and it can be obtained in enough quantities in an optimum quality only through the natural “laboratories” that aquatic ecosystems are. Without water, the numerous associated ecosystems would be almost lifeless or certainly much too different to constitute an appropriate environment for living and use for a huge number of humans.

The invited authors, esteemed researchers from around the world working in this field of interest and throughout Europe’s complex aquatic ecosystems, have the opportunity to share their valuable scientific results in terms of the identified natural and anthropogenic stressors’ impact on fish, from ecologic assessment, monitoring, and management perspectives.

The selection process of the studied aquatic ecosystems hotspots aims to cover Europe’s impressive variety of aquatic ecosystems and any fish species or communities of conservative and/or direct or indirect economic interest.

The main objectives of the issue are to identify, characterize, and catalogue some of the main hotspot in Europe’s water systems stressors under whose actions/pressures/threats/risks fish individuals, populations, species, associations, communities, habitats, and ecosystems react like genuine highly valuable and significant ecological indicators, highlighting negative impacts or being ecological status precursor indicators for major upcoming changes in aquatic ecologic structures and functions.

If you require guidance or any suggestions regarding the accepted paper topics, please feel free to contact the leading editor and co-editor of this Fishes Special Issue on “Europe’s Aquatic Ecosystem Hotspots: Fish Impacted by Natural and Anthropogenic Environmental Stressors” at [email protected] and [email protected].

Dr. Doru Bãnãduc
Dr. Angela Curtean-Bănăduc
Guest Editors

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. Fishes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • aquatic ecosystems
  • Europe
  • hot spots
  • natural stressors
  • anthropogenic stressors
  • fish

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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