Special Issue "Sargassum Golden Tides, a Global Problem"
A special issue of Phycology (ISSN 2673-9410).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: algae; seaweed; sargassum, biofuel; biogas; biorefinery; anaerobic digestion; nutraceuticals; pharmaceuticals; energy balance; ensilage; food technology; wastewater.
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Interests: interest in the valorisation of pelagic Sargassum and related challenges; particular interest in Sargassum-derived products for agriculture, environmental restoration, sustainable building materials and bioplastics in the wider Caribbean context; other research interests include monitoring of pollutants in the environment, including pesticides and heavy metals
Beach and coastline inundations by Sargassum blooms have been called the single greatest threat to tourism and fisheries in the Caribbean. The impact of Sargassum is not only economic but has implications for the environment and health of coastal ecosystems and communities. Golden tides of Sargassum are also causing major problems in other areas of the world, such as the Mexican and West Africa coasts. This recurrent challenge is the focus of increasing research and innovations.
This Special Issue will emphasise the various impacts and potential uses of Sargassum. Submissions from research groups worldwide are requested. Also, papers from the conference “Sargassum Golden Tides, a global problem” will be published in this issue. Scientific articles on the composition; potential uses (biofuels, fertiliser, feed, food industry, biochemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, activated carbon and others); environmental, socio-economical and health impacts; monitoring; inundation prediction; and case studies are welcomed. Publications from multidisciplinary groups are especially encouraged.
Dr. John James Milledge
Ms. Anne Desrochers
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- S. natans
- S. fluitans
- Golden tide