Special Issue "Advances in Atlantic Goliath Grouper Research"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 March 2023) | Viewed by 7952
The Atlantic Goliath Grouper Epinephelus itajara is an iconic reef fish occurring in tropical and subtropical waters on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, ranging from North Carolina (USA) to southeastern Brazil in the western Atlantic, and from Senegal to the Congo in the eastern Atlantic. The scope of the Special Issue on this species includes studies of its genetics and behavior to their ecology and management. The aim is to provide in one issue treatises on these components as well as a historic trajectory of their near extinction in waters throughout their range, the management practices that led to a population rebound in some areas followed by perpetual decline, and the extent to which human-induced influences on their habitat have affected their role in the ecosystem. While very little was known about these fish in the 1990s when first protected in waters of the USA and Brazil, a body of research emerged quickly thereafter and has grown rapidly in recent years, revealing their susceptibility to overfishing, loss of habitat, and exposure to pollutants, as well as their vulnerability to natural environmental conditions that are beyond human control. Papers on these topics are essential to inform reliable policy and management measures.
Dr. Felicia C. Coleman
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- behavioral ecology
- species management
- reproductive ecology