Special Issue "Oceans and Human Health: The Importance of Marine Ecosystems on Human Health and Wellbeing"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2021).
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Interests: oceans and human health; seafood security and safety; marine recreational activities and health; conservation of healthy marine ecosystems
Interests: oceans and human health; public health; health promotion; nutrition; marine food security; marine recreational activities and health; conservation of healthy marine ecosystems
The Oceans and Human Health (OHH) topic addresses different aspects that have often been treated independently but in reality are closely related, such as the conservation of marine ecosystems, the promotion of health, and the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. The aim of this Special Issue is to attract papers about the relationship between marine ecosystems and human health and wellbeing. We encourage original research submissions and systematic reviews focusing on the relationship between marine ecosystems’ goods and services and public health. We welcome studies that examine (a) the benefits (e.g., omega 3 fatty acids, proteins) and risks (e.g., parasites, contaminants, biotoxins) of seafood consumption on people’s health (cardiovascular risk, cancer, allergies, mental health, etc.) and (b) the benefits of maritime and costal recreational activities such as swimming, scuba diving, sailing, etc. on the health and wellbeing of people (healthy or suffering any pathology). Studies incorporating different disciplines (marine and fisheries biology and ecology, medicine, epidemiology, veterinary, marine policy, and social sciences) that link directly to the OHH topic are welcome. We particularly encourage those studies that consider the relevance of the marine ecosystem’s preservation (e.g., through marine protected areas and other management tools) to human health, food security and wellbeing and the sustainability development goals.
Dr. Josep Lloret
Dr. Bruce Maycock
Manuscript Submission Information
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- oceans and human health
- risks and benefits
- seafood consumption
- maritime recreational activities
- mental and physical health
- blue spaces
- blue health
- overfishing, plastic pollution