Harmful Algae in a Changing World: Where Did We Come from and Where Are We Going?

A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651). This special issue belongs to the section "Marine and Freshwater Toxins".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2025 | Viewed by 186

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Interests: harmful algal blooms; cyanobacteria; photosynthetic protists; cyanotoxins; aquatic ecotoxicology; molecular approaches; ecophysiology; trophic interactions; stress responses
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Aquatic environments, including both freshwater and marine ecosystems, are frequently disturbed by the intensification of harmful algae, so called harmful algae bloom (HABs), worldwide. Some species are capable of producing toxic compounds and other bioactive metabolic products which seriously affect food chains and human health. There is a current consensus that the anthropogenic pressure and/or the climatic changes including warming, acidification and hypoxia stressors may act on harmful algae evolution today and in the future. However, the extent to which global changes affect the harmful algae range expansion and increased toxicity is not fully clear and needs further combined investigations.

The Special Issue is open, but not limited, to recent advances on new harmful algae distribution, toxin production, algal response to environmental stresses, impacts on trophic food webs and topics linked to the management and prediction of HABs in all water systems.

All papers, including original research, critical reviews, short communications or challenging questions in the field, are greatly welcomed.

Dr. Katia Comte
Guest Editor

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  • HABs
  • freshwater and marine algae
  • trophic interactions
  • toxins
  • emerging pollutants
  • climatic changes
  • eutrophication
  • remediation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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