Special Issue "Interactive Effects of Climate Change, Invasive Species, and Native Fish in Freshwater Ecosystems"

A special issue of Fishes (ISSN 2410-3888).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 August 2023 | Viewed by 214

Special Issue Editor

Department of Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnologies, University of Perugia, Via Elce di Sotto 8, 06123 Perugia, Italy
Interests: freshwater fish ecology; climate change; alien fish invasions; freshwater biodiversity conservation; water quality; freshwater fish management
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The combined effect of climate change and alien species invasions on native biodiversity is a topical issue. Especially in freshwater ecosystems, where climate models predict increasing water temperatures, the synergistic effect between global changes and biological invasions can represent a major driver of native fish species decline. Although their negative impacts have been the subject of several studies, these anthropogenic pressures are often treated independently, overlooking their interactions. The analysis of the potential interactive effects between biological invasion, thermal, stress and conservation status of native fish species can form the basis for developing appropriate recovery actions for the most vulnerable species and for implementing proper mitigation measures. The aim of this Special Issue is to collect papers (original articles, mini reviews) focused on testing the interactive effects of climate change, invasive species, and native freshwater fish. Original studies based on long-term fish and environmental data series are welcome.

Dr. Antonella Carosi
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 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.

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.


  • climate change
  • alien species invasions
  • freshwater fish
  • native biodiversity
  • freshwater ecosystems

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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