Special Issue "The Impact of Environmental Risks on Marine Ecology"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Marine Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 August 2021) | Viewed by 519

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Eva Chatzinikolaou
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Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture—Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Interests: climate change; ocean acidification; micro-CT tomography; marine biodiversity; intertidal ecology; marine pollution
Dr. Katerina Vasileiadou
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Guest Editor
Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture—Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Interests: benthic ecology; benthic biodiversity; population genetics/genomics; seascape genetics/genomics; conservation biology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The marine environment covers 71% of the Earth's surface and is an essential life-supporting component. It is characterised by increased diversity and plasticity and offers a range of essential goods and services to human populations. Unfortunately, the intensified anthropogenic pressures may pose significant risks to marine habitats and organisms and threaten their equilibrium, mainly in highly urbanized estuaries and coastal areas. Existing European Union policies aim to support sustainable marine spatial planning processes and enhance relevant environmental assessments focusing on the ecology of marine organisms.

The research topics that this Special Issue will cover include marine environmental risks such as:

  • climate change and ocean acidification;
  • establishment of invasive non-indigenous species;
  • pollution;
  • habitat fragmentation and biodiversity loss; and
  • overfishing and overexploitation.

Risk impacts and their relevant scales will be investigated, and management strategies and nature-based solutions (NBSs) will be proposed and evaluated.

Dr. Eva Chatzinikolaou
Dr. Katerina Vasileiadou
Guest Editors

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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 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.


  • climate change
  • invasive species
  • marine pollution
  • biodiversity loss
  • overexploitation
  • nature-based solutions (NBSs)

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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