Special Issue "Advances in Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment of Aquatic Toxicity"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Science and Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: cyanobacterial blooms; cyanotoxin production; effects of cyanotoxins on hydrobionts; biodiversity; phytoplankton; periphyton; water quality assessment; ecological status and trophy state of freshwaters
Assistant Guest Editor
Interests: cyanobacterial blooms; invasive species of cyanobacteria; cyanotoxin production; cyanobacterial akinetes; restoration of lakes; phytoplankton; freshwater ecology
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Assistant Guest Editor
Interests: emerging organic pollutants in water; water quality monitoring; analytical methods for water analysis; mass spectrometry; in vitro assays; water safety plans
In the era of drastic climate changes and progressive water eutrophication and pollution, discussion about the value of monitoring studies in the broadly understood aquatic toxicology is strongly required. In recent decades, diverse chemicals have been widely used in agriculture, industry, and everyday life. The extensive discharge of these chemicals in aquatic environments as well as increasing production of natural aquatic toxins may strongly affect entire ecosystems and human populations. Thus, efficient methods for monitoring the quality of aquatic environments and assessing aquatic toxicity are a burning need. Due to the limited and decreasing freshwater resources, the basic research and the practical monitoring of the content and fate of toxic substances and their impact on aquatic organisms, biocenoses, and entire ecosystems, as well as human health, are necessary.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect papers that advance the field of water quality monitoring and assessment of aquatic toxicity, in fresh-, brackish, marine, and ground waters. Potential research topics include but are not limited to:
- Monitoring of toxic chemicals and their transformation products in aquatic environments;
- Seasonal changes in the concentration of chemicals and their toxicity;
- The development of sampling techniques, analytical methods, and monitoring systems of natural and anthropogenic chemicals in waters;
- Methods of monitoring and assessment of aquatic toxicity: scaling techniques, biological indicators/biomarkers, pollution indicators, dynamic models;
- Biology, ecology and monitoring of toxic aquatic organisms;
- The influence of natural and anthropogenic harmful substances on aquatic organisms and ecosystems;
- Factors influencing the bioaccumulation, biotransformation, and decomposition of harmful substances in aquatic environments;
- The impact of natural aquatic toxins and anthropogenic chemicals on human health; methods and procedures of risk assessment;
- Development and update of water quality guidelines.
Both original research papers and review papers are welcome.
Dr. Magdalena Toporowska
Dr. Agnieszka Budzyńska
Dr. Triantafyllos Kaloudis
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2300 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.
- harmful chemicals
- water blooms
- human pressures
- water pollution
- aquatic toxins
- aquatic toxicity