Special Issue "Assessment, Mitigation and Restoration of Ecosystems in a Changing World"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: aquaculture-environment interactons; coastal pollution; plastic pollution;biogeochemistry; extreme events; ecosystem functioning; climate change; seagrass ecology; ecotoxicology; plastic biodegradation; invasive species; multiple stressors
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Ecosystems are threatened by numerous environmental pressures derived from anthropogenic activities. To the “classical” pollutants, new emerging pollutants are appearing, along with pressures related to climate change that are becoming of increasing importance. All this is causing a complex scenario of ecosystems being affected by multiple stressors.
Thus, it is becoming more challenging to reliably assess the environmental status of ecosystems, using integrative approaches that allow us to evaluate how ecosystem functions and services to society can be affected. This is a necessary step, to decide if mitigation and restoration actions are needed to be taken and how they should be performed.
We present this Special Issue, “Assessment, Mitigation and Restoration of Ecosystems in a Changing World” to bring together multidisciplinary approaches and fresh ideas that can be combined with state-of-the-art techniques and procedures. The aim of this Special Issue is to advance this area of knowledge and to contribute to the preservation of the environment.
We invite researchers to contribute with original research articles on issues related to this topic.
Prof. Dr. Carlos Sanz-Lazaro
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Environmental assessment
- Mitigation and restoration of ecosystems
- Climate change
- Environmental stressors
- Pollution, emerging pollutants
- Ecosystem based approach
- Multiple stressors