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New Advance in Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity and Environmental Sustainability

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sustainability and Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 726

Special Issue Editors


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Institute of Polar Sciences of the National Research Council (CNR-ISP), 98122 Messina, Italy
Interests: expertise in the study of bacterial biodiversity; analysis of microbial communities (metagenomics); differential expression analysis and statistical validation of RNA-seq data; screening of bacteria for the production of molecules of biotechnological interest and for the ability to degrade pollutants

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ecosystems are increasingly recognized as natural capital resources that provide life support services with enormous scope and value. Our understanding of the production functions of different ecosystems is improving rapidly, with particular attention being paid to the potential the natural environment offers, especially extreme environments, where natural selective pressure gives life to organisms with unique and unexplored peculiarities. From bioremediation to the discovery of new antibiotics, the environment, and the organisms that populate it, research on such unimaginable resources and their use could be valuable for many sectors (e.g. pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetic, medical, etc.). However, while research is turning largely to bioresources, a systematic assessment of the extent and limits of various ecosystems is also essential for sustainable exploitation. In this context, this Special Issue, “New Advances in Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity, and Environmental Sustainability ", will investigate the latest advances in the sustainable exploitation of different ecosystems and exploration of their potential. We are inviting scientific contributions assessing new biomolecules and the potential of bioremediation using organisms and microorganisms, as well as those evaluating their environmental impact, environmental response, and the assessment of their extent and limits. The environments in question are not limited to temperate ones, and papers on extreme environments (e.g. polar, hydrothermal springs, hypersaline environments, etc ...) are highly encouraged. Furthermore, contributions concerning the implementation of ecosystem policies for sustainable exploitation (at national, regional, and international levels) as well as for the management and conservation of ecosystems are welcome.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Maria Papale
Dr. Angelina Lo Giudice
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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2400 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.

Keywords

  • biodiversity
  • environmental sustainability
  • ecosystems
  • bioremediation
  • sustainable exploitation

Published Papers

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