Special Issue "Marine Biodiversity and Phenomena in Tropical Ocean"

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Biological Processes and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 May 2023)

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Tony Hadibarata
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Guest Editor
Dr. Aris Ismanto
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Guest Editor
Department of Oceanography, Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, Indonesia
Interests: physical oceanography; ocean modelling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,


Marine biodiversity and related phenomena is one of the most dynamic research fields within environmental research in general, and ocean science in particular, spanning a broad range of spatial and temporal scales for assessing patterns of change in marine science across the globe. This makes marine biodiversity and phenomena a data-intense science, where different disciplines and data collection techniques are drawn together to produce coherent representations of the field.

International scientific collaboration and a division of work between scientists from different regions of the world and scientific disciplines, including “physical, biological, chemical, geological, hydrographic, health and social sciences, as well as engineering, the humanities and multidisciplinary research on the relationship between humans and the ocean” are central pillars of ocean science. Collaborative research between regions and disciplines is central for advancing baseline information, systematic monitoring, and basic research into marine biodiversity patterns and processes. However, previous studies have also shown that scientific collaboration may have unintended effects, such as the continuation of colonially shaped science systems in tropical marine science.

This Special Issue on “Marine biodiversity and phenomena” aims to curate novel advances in this area, encompassing all levels of biological organization from genes, species, and populations to ecosystems and related phenomena. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Distribution of species and diversity patterns;
  • Structure and function of marine ecosystems;
  • Taxonomy, systematics, and phylogeny of marine biology;
  • Vulnerability assessment;
  • Marine conservation and protected areas;
  • Understandings of ocean systems;
  • Observational, theoretical, and modelling studies;
  • Interactions with other components of the Earth system;
  • Regulations related to health impacts on humans.

Dr. Tony Hadibarata
Dr. Aris Ismanto
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biodiversity
  • ocean modelling
  • air–sea interactions
  • ecosystem
  • spatial distribution
  • regulation

Published Papers

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