Special Issue "Climate Change on Fish and Fisheries"
A special issue of Fishes (ISSN 2410-3888).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
The world’s oceans are in direct exchange with the atmosphere and as such directly influenced by climate change. They buffer atmospheric warming by absorbing energy and CO2, which in turn leads to ocean warming and acidification. Warming and increasing nutrient loads in coastal areas promote the expansion of hypoxic zones world-wide, while retreating sea ice and ice shelves reshape marine habitats on different geographical scales via the freshening of seawater, changes in oceanographic features, sea-level rise, and increased sediment/pollution run-off.
All these abiotic changes can affect the physiology, ecology, and biogeography of marine fishes in their respective habitats, be it directly or through species interaction within food webs. As a consequence, fish populations may change their behaviour and phenology, decline in biomass, or shift distribution areas, which may entail severe consequences for local fishing industries that have to be addressed by fishery management and advanced modelling approaches.
This Special Issue ‘Climate Change on Fish and Fisheries’ invites contributions from fish ecologists, physiologists, fishery scientists, and modellers alike who work in the field of climate change effects of fish and fisheries. I am pleased to solicit original research, mini and full reviews, short communications, as well as perspectives, which address any of the aspects listed above. I am further pleased to state that this Special Issue in Fishes follows MDPI’s open-access policy and offers publication of your article directly after acceptance with fully waived article processing charges (APC).
Dr. Felix Christopher Mark
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.
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 quarterly 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 1400 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.
- Climate Change
- Ocean warming
- Ocean acidification
- Fisheries/stock modelling