Special Issue "The Response of Microorganisms to Anthropogenic Disturbance and Global Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2019
Microbial communities possess tremendous diversity and resilience to environmental change, a result of their long evolutionary history in a dynamic global environment. Nevertheless, in today’s world, microorganisms are faced with a novel set of challenges. Human activities are perturbing Earth’s carbon and nutrient cycles and altering many of the physical, chemical, and biological parameters that affect microbial distributions and activities. Currently it is uncertain how the microbial communities that are the foundation of Earth’s life support system will be influenced by these many anthropogenic changes. Nor is it clear how human activities may influence the dispersal and activity of microorganisms of biomedical relevance such as pathogens and environmental reservoirs of antibiotic resistance. In this Special Issue of Microorganisms, we invite you to send contributions concerning all aspect of microbial responses to anthropogenic disturbance and global change. Contributions may include primary research or up-to-date syntheses pertaining to the physiological, ecological, and evolutionary responses of microbes, ranging from individual organisms to whole communities.
Dr. David Walsh
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Microorganisms 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 1000 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.
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: Anthropogenic impact and the environmental resistome
Authors: Susanne Kraemer (Concordia) and Gabriel Perron (Bard College)
Title: Microbial eukaryotes and oilsands-associated environments
Authors: Beth Richardson and Joel Dacks (University of Alberta)
Title: Microbial indicators for use in paleogenetics studies of environmental change,
Authors: David Walsh