Special Issue "Bioturbation in Marine Ecosystems: Current and Future Challenges"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 September 2021.
This Special Issue is focused on the current and future challenges of bioturbation studies in marine ecosystems. With the growing pressure of climate change and the need for nature-based solutions and preservation of biodiversity, we still lack knowledge on important mechanisms governing the functioning of ecosystems, particularly when the benthic fauna component is considered. Therefore, we invite articles based on laboratory and field experiments and on the bioturbation of single, invasive, multiple species or whole benthic-fauna community. Topics relating to bioturbation and key ecosystem functions, such as influence on carbon degradation/burial, nutrient regeneration, microbial interactions, alkalinity/carbonate dissolution, and effects on post-depositional processes of blue carbon in saltmarshes, seagrasses, and mangroves, are welcome. New techniques are also required for understanding and upscaling single species or community bioturbation effects to whole ecosystem assessments, for example, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), underwater drones, data treatment with machine learning, new sensors, and proper proxies for C mineralization. These contributions will pave the way for extended knowledge of complex and context dependent bioturbation processes and hopefully advance ecological, biogeochemical, and climate models as well as the development of restoration actions.
Dr. Cintia Organo Quintana
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. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Whole-community bioturbation
- Sediment biogeochemistry
- C, N, P cycling
- Ecosystem functioning
- Tropical and temperate marine ecosystems