Special Issue "Ecotoxicity of Contaminants in Water and Sediment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2023) | Viewed by 13750
Interests: aquatic ecotoxicology; climate change; multiple stressors; metals; emerging contaminants; water quality; forest fires; environment
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2. School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, P.O. Box 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Interests: biomarkers; bioindicators; mechanisms of toxicity; effects directed analysis (EDA); multiple stressors; emerging contaminants; hazard characterisation; community engagement; life cycle assessment; biomonitoring; one health
Aquatic systems are the receptacle for many of the contaminants released into the environment by a range of anthropogenic land-based activities. There is increasing concern about the impacts of more persistent contaminants on exposed aquatic biota, and investigation into the adverse effects of contaminants on aquatic biota is underway; nonetheless, there are still many knowledge gaps that need to be addressed. These include the toxicity of mixtures of contaminants and the ecotoxicological effects at the water–sediment interface. A better understanding of the effects of contaminants on ecosystems is required to better inform and support environmental managers, helping them to make decisions and develop sustainable policy.
For this Special Issue, we seek manuscripts that will contribute to our knowledge of the ecotoxicological effects of single contaminant or mixtures on aquatic biota across multiple levels of biological organization. Papers may include—but are not limited to—assessment of the toxicity of single chemicals, mixtures, and environmental extracts on pelagic or benthic species, evaluation of ecotoxicological effects at the individual, sub-individual, and community level, and ecological risk assessment. Papers that investigate the implementation of ecotoxicological data into environmental management framework and policy will also be considered.
Authors are invited to submit original research papers, reviews, and short communications. We would also welcome the submission of commentaries, reviews, and meta-analyses.
Dr. Fatima Jesus
Dr. Louis A. Tremblay
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 2600 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 contaminants
- aquatic biota
- benthic species
- risk assessment