Special Issue "Fish Reproductive Potential in a Changing Environment"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2023) | Viewed by 189

Special Issue Editor

Department of Zoology, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: reproductive biology; biomass estimation; sustainable fisheries; fish fecundity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate change affects a range of abiotic factors that are closely linked to fish biology, with temperature being the most influential. Reproductive traits, such as breeding time, the duration of the reproductive period, spawning frequency, reproductive development, the choice of spawning grounds, and larval and juvenile development and survival, are sensitive to environmental change. Ocean warming and alterations to marine environment may modify—positively or negatively—fish species abundance, cohort structure, trophic relationships, and population dynamics. The present Special Issue aims to explore shifts in the reproductive phenology of commercial fish stocks caused by climate change. Papers may address:

  1. The relationship between fish reproductive phenology and habitat, focusing on thermal habitats.
  2. Potential impacts on reproductive phenology under climate change scenarios.
  3. The current tools and methods for improving fish reproductive potential estimations.

Prof. Dr. Kostas Ganias
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • reproductive phenology
  • reproductive potential
  • commercial fish stocks
  • climate change
  • thermal habitat
  • egg production
  • fish fecundity

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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