Special Issue "5th International Workshop on Taxonomy of Atlanto-Mediterranean Deep-Sea & Cave Sponges"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 2740
Interests: Porifera taxonomy and biology; biodiversity; macrobenthos; marine alien species; filter-feeder invertebrates; marine bioremediation; sponge rearing and translocation; restocking techniques
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Interests: taxonomy and ecology of Porifera of the Mediterranean Sea, Indo-Pacific, and Antarctic areas; diversity of Porifera of the Mediterranean coralligenous bioconstruction; bioerosion activity, mainly of Porifera with a particular interest in the pattern of bioerosion and the evaluation of bioerosion rates, taking into account the different mineralogy of the substrate; application of micro-computed tomography in bioerosion studies, for the evaluation of the excavated volume and for the morphological characterization of the perforations
Interests: morphology, taxonomy and ecology of sponges from the Mediterranean Sea, South America, Indo-Pacific and Antarctic area, from shallow water to deep-sea ecosystems; sponges associated with Mediterranean coralligenous, including of the sponge paleo-communities’ studies of such bioconstructions; dissolution and growth of Demospongiae and Hexactinellida silica spicules in different environmental conditions
After the delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 5th International Workshop on the Taxonomy of Atlanto-Mediterranean Deep-Sea and Cave Sponges recommences in September 2023, with the purpose to spread and enhance interest in the taxonomy of porifera, particularly among young researchers.
The workshop and JMSE invite you to join this Special Issue with contributions related to taxonomy, particularly relating deep-sea and cave sponges of the Atlanto-Mediterranean area, as collections of papers on this topic will be presented.
This Special Issue aims to collect papers also related to the same topics in other geographical areas.
Prof. Dr. Caterina Longo
Prof. Dr. Barbara Calcinai
Dr. Marco Bertolino
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Marine caves
- Twilight zone
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Sponge communities of submarine caves and tunnels in Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, Northeast Brazil
Title: Long-term survey of sponge biodiversity in a Mediterranean cave with bathyal affinities