Special Issue "Toward a Next-Generation Biomonitoring of Ecological Systems in the Framework of Sustainability"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Daniela Baldantoni
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry and Biology “Adolfo Zambelli”, University of Salerno, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Interests: biomonitoring; environmental pollution; sustainable ecosystem management
Dr. Alessandro Bellino
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry and Biology “Adolfo Zambelli”, University of Salerno, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Interests: ecosystem quality assessment; ecological interactions; ecological modeling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The sustainable development of human societies has its foundations on the mindful use of natural resources and the preservation of ecological equilibria. The pragmatic framework to achieve these goals implies an adaptive ecosystem management, a strategy allowing recursively improving policies and actions in the light of their outcomes. Environmental monitoring, and biomonitoring in particular, is pivotal in this process by providing the feedbacks driving the adaptive process. The questions, approaches, and methodologies that had dominated the field of biomonitoring for decades are currently facing a rapid transition toward next-generation biomonitoring, bringing new, exciting challenges to address. Key topics involve embracing a broader spectrum of biological and ecological complexities, the choice of larger spatial and temporal scales, the use of novel data analysis techniques, and enhancing the integration of biomonitoring with decision-making processes.

This Special Issue aims at becoming a comprehensive platform for sharing exciting new advancements in biomonitoring as well as more traditional studies, all focused on sustaining and promoting the sustainability of human policies, management, and practices. Relevant articles from all areas of biomonitoring, from all environmental compartments all over the world, employing every kind of technique and focusing on all the levels of ecological organization, from organisms to ecosystems, are welcome, as are the articles focusing on the integration of biomonitoring within the adaptive ecosystem management, on raising the awareness of citizens through biomonitoring studies, or on enhancing synergy among different research.

Prof. Dr. Daniela Baldantoni
Dr. Alessandro Bellino
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 papers will be 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 1900 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

  • ecosystem alterations
  • bioindication
  • bioaccumulation
  • ecological complexity levels
  • adaptive ecosystem management

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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