Special Issue "Coral Reef Ecology and Biology"

A special issue of Oceans (ISSN 2673-1924).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 September 2023 | Viewed by 361

Special Issue Editors

Laboratorio de Ecología Marina, Centro Universitario de la Costa, Universidad de Guadalajara, Av. Universidad 203, Delegacíon Ixtapa, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Interests: eco-physiology and stress response of coral and associated organisms
Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico
Interests: coral ecology; sclerochronology
Dr. Rafael Andrés Cabral-Tena
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Guest Editor
Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Ensenada, Mexico
Interests: functional ecology of coral reef; reef organisms

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Oceans journal is about to launch a Special Issue dedicated to coral reef ecology and biology.

This Special Issue is committed to publishing multidisciplinary papers focused on coral reefs, the most biodiverse and productive type of marine ecosystem. Submitted manuscripts should be original research articles focused across the broad fields of: coral reef science; community ecology; the functional ecology of coral reef and reef organisms; eco-physiological approaches to understanding organism and system responses to local, regional and global changes or stressors; evolution and phylogenetics of coral as a holobiont considering associated reef organisms; coral reef management and policies; and rehabilitation tools for mitigating reef degradation.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Alma Paola Rodriguez-Troncoso
Dr. Adolfo Tortolero Langarica
Dr. Rafael Andrés Cabral-Tena
Guest Editors

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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Oceans is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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.


  • coral reefs
  • biodiversity
  • climate change
  • global stressors
  • functional ecology
  • coral reef management

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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