Special Issue "Larval Settlement on Marine Surfaces: The Role of Physico-Chemical Interactions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 24 August 2021.
Interests: marine ecotoxicology; marine biofouling; antifouling systems; marine invertebrate immune system; comparative immunobiology; immunotoxicity; embryotoxicity; evolutionary biology of tunicates
The ecological succession of the fouling community in coastal marine ecosystems depends on interactions among organisms and hard substrate. The primary fouling is formed of organisms that settle mainly on virgin surfaces. The secondary fouling is represented by organisms that need fouling for their settlement and growth. In all cases, there is a very close relationship between larval settlement and type of substrate.
In this Special Issue, I call for reviews and original research papers that pay attention to various aspects of the evaluation of marine larval settlement on both natural and artificial surfaces, pro-fouling and anti-fouling systems enclosed, with the growing interest in eco-engineering for coastal ecosystem preservation.
Results on inter- and intraspecific competition for substrate; the dominance of invasive species; the effects of color, roughness, wettability, hydrophilicity, oleophilicity, and nanostructure of the substrate; tolerance to repellent substances; and the morphology of adhesive structures are welcome.
Assoc. Prof. Francesca Cima
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- Larval settlement
- Hard-substrate community
- Marine invertebrates
- Substratum preference
- Artificial surfaces
- Invasive species selection
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.
1. Author：HIROSE EUICHI （University of the Ryukyus -Japan）and Noburu SENSUI
Title：Substrate selection of ascidian larva: wettability and nanostructures
2. Author：Francesca Cima and Roberta Varello
Title：A laboratory evaluation of common antifouling paints and biocides on ascidian larval settlement and metamorphosis
3. Author：RINKEVICH BARUCH and Dor Shefy
Title：Developing a vital staining practice to discern ancestry of settling coral larvae
4. Author：AMBROSE WILLIAM G Jr. et al.
Title: Effect of Naturally Occurring Rock Type on Initial Attachment of Fucus spiralis L. Zygotes