Special Issue "Ecological Fluid Dynamics"

A special issue of Fluids (ISSN 2311-5521).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Houshuo Jiang
Guest Editor
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
Interests: small-scale biological–physical interactions in the plankton; behavioral, physical, and sensory ecology of marine organisms; plankton fluid dynamics; biofluid dynamics; ecological fluid dynamics; applied computational fluid dynamics; mesoscale atmospheric numerical modeling over the ocean

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ecological fluid dynamics deals with organism-flow interactions in ecological contexts that impact organisms’ three main tasks in life, namely, to acquire resources (food, prey, nutrients, light), to avoid adverse conditions (predators, parasites, dangers, damages), and to reproduce (mate finding, fertilization, ontogenetic transition, development, recruitment). The subject is broadly defined, concerning a variety of organisms (bacteria, protists, animals, plants), two primary natural fluid media (water and air), and a broad range of flow regimes (creeping, laminar, unsteady, wavy, vortical, and turbulent flows). This Special Issue of Fluids is dedicated to recent observational, experimental, theoretical, and computational contributions to this inherently multidisciplinary subject.

Dr. Houshuo Jiang
Guest Editor

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  • organism-flow interaction
  • biologically generated flow
  • biological propulsion system and efficiency
  • biological flow control
  • flow sensing and signaling
  • sensory ecology
  • form and function
  • biological encounter
  • transport, stirring, and mixing
  • diffusion, advection, and dispersion

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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