Special Issue "Harmful Algae Toxins: Impact on the Aquatic Environment, Detection and Mitigation Strategies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 625
Interests: harmful algae; food safety; early warning systems; capacity building; phytoplankton ecology
Interests: marine science; phytoplankton; harmful algae; nutrients
Microalgae toxins are increasingly recognized as a significant threat to human and animal health, whether directly or indirectly through the food chain, to sustainable fisheries; and to marine ecosystems in general. It is estimated that HAB = -related losses due to increasingly frequent, intense and prolonged events account for up to 45% of aquaculture insurance claims. Despite this, most countries have not conducted economic analyses of HABs or collected data that can be used to make reliable quantitative estimates of net economic losses and impacts. As a result, it is difficult to develop effective strategies to prevent, control, and mitigate HAB impacts. With this in mind, this Special Issue of Toxins, entitled “Harmful Algae Toxins: Impact on the Aquatic Environment, Detection and Mitigation Strategies”, aims to focus on the environmental and food safety implications of natural toxins and on the latest advances in signaling and mitigation strategies in relation to the impacts of toxic HABs. Authors are welcome to submit both articles and review papers.
Dr. Alexandra Silva
Prof. Dr. Keith Davidson
Dr. Vera L. Trainer
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