Special Issue "Harmful Cyanobacteria and Their Ecotoxicological Studies"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water Quality and Contamination".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 300

Special Issue Editors

Biochemistry, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
Interests: aquatic cyanobacteria; terrestrial cyanobacteria; bioactive compounds; detection methods; exposure assessment; bioaccumulation
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Department of Hydrobiology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Interests: algal culturing techniques; aquatic invasions; bloom-forming cyanobacteria; climate change; cyanotoxins; ecotoxicology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Every year, especially in the summer, many water environments experience cyanobacterial blooms that cause various problems for the functioning and balance of the ecosystems. At the same time, cyanobacteria perform important ecosystem services in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. In this Special Issue, we seek contributions that bring new insights into cyanobacteria-related ecotoxicological research. Examples of such studies are 1) quantitative analyses and exposure assessments concerning toxic/harmful/bioactive cyanometabolites in aquatic and terrestrial environments, especially research related to less frequently studied species of cyanobacteria and less studied environments; 2) ecotoxicological assessments of toxic cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins as well as studies of synergistic effects involving cyanotoxins; 3) studies describing the effects of environmental and genetic factors on the distribution, performance, and harmfulness of cyanobacteria; and 4) perspectives on the harmful vs. beneficial aspects of cyanobacteria in various ecosystems.

Dr. Jussi Meriluoto
Dr. Łukasz Wejnerowski
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • allelopathy
  • cyanometabolites
  • cyanoHABs
  • cyanobacterial biogeography
  • cyanotoxin bioaccummulation
  • ecosystem services
  • ecotoxicology
  • invasive cyanobacteria
  • water quality

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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