Special Issue "Marine Benthic Biodiversity of Eastern Mediterranean Ecosystems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 August 2021.
Interests: marine biodiversity; benthic ecology; integrated coastal zone management; ocean literacy
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Interests: marine biodiversity; benthic ecology; benthic invertebrates; marine caves; dark habitats; sponges; non-indigenous species; bioconstructions; marine conservation
This Special Issue aims to present a collection of studies on biodiversity in marine benthic ecosystems of the eastern basin of the Mediterranean Sea, which is an important global biodiversity hotspot. Despite significant scientific progress in the past few decades, the eastern Mediterranean can still be considered to be underexplored and prone to the discovery of new species and assemblages. Spatio-temporal analyses of datasets on different marine benthic components and their environment are welcome and expected to expand our present knowledge. Descriptions of innovative sampling techniques targeting specific marine benthic organisms or different marine benthic habitats are strongly encouraged as there is a scarcity of standardized assessment protocols. Effects of anthropogenic pressures such as fisheries, pollution, and climate change (e.g., lessepsian migration) that may lead to a loss of biodiversity, degradation of habitats, and changes in ecosystem functioning can be examined and interpreted too.
Dr. Yolanda Koulouri
Dr. Vasilis Gerovasileiou
Dr. Thanos Dailianis
Manuscript Submission Information
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- marine benthic biodiversity
- marine benthic ecosystems
- marine benthic habitats
- marine ecosystem dynamics
- sampling methodologies
- anthropogenic pressures
- eastern Mediterranean sea