Special Issue "Combined Effects of Climate Change and Merging Chemicals on Ecosystems"

A special issue of Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304). This special issue belongs to the section "Ecotoxicology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Andreia C. M. Rodrigues
Guest Editor
CESAM – Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: aquatic ecotoxicology; marine and freshwater systems; biotic and abiotic stressors; pesticides; metals; fish; aquatic invertebrates; food webs; invasive species; bioaccumulation; nutrition in aquaculture; climate changes; biochemical; physiological and behavioral biomarkers
Dr. Maria Donas Bôtto Bordalo
Guest Editor
CESAM – Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology; community ecotoxicology; evolutionary ecotoxicology; aquatic macroinvertebrates; multiple stressors (natural and anthropogenic); predation risk; parasitism; invasive species

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The increase in the complexity of toxicological studies is of utmost importance to an improved environmental risk assessment of emerging chemicals under a changing climate. We are observing the daunting impacts of climate change in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems today, aligned with compelling evidence that changes on abiotic factors alter the environmental distribution and toxicity of chemicals. On the other hand, new chemicals arrive on the market every year to meet demand for products and services (from agriculture to health and even leisure activities).

This Special Issue of Toxics invites studies on the combined toxicological effects of abiotic parameters altered due to climate change (e.g., temperature, pH, salinization) and emerging chemicals (e.g., new persistent organic contaminants, personal care products, pharmaceuticals). A variety of topics encompassing the combined effects observed from lower to high levels of biological organization, from the subindividual to the community and ecosystem levels, will be included. We are also looking for studies on the fate and persistence of emerging chemicals in both terrestrial and aquatic systems under changing climate scenarios.

Dr. Andreia C. M. Rodrigues
Dr. Maria Donas Bôtto Bordalo
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. Toxics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1600 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.


  • aquatic biota
  • abiotic stressors
  • aquatic services
  • organic chemicals
  • toxicological effects
  • multiple stressors
  • risk assessment

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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