Special Issue "Algae: Indices of Water and Ecological Quality"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: phytobenthos; algae, taxonomy of diatoms; water qualification
Interests: phytoplankton; algae; taxonomy of centric diatoms; relationship between the phytoplankton and the primary production in rivers
Interests: diatom-based palaeoecological reconstructions; palaeolimnology; diatom taxonomy
Pollution of lakes and rivers has become a global problem that has reached crisis proportions in several regions. Water quality assessment, monitoring and the improvement of the methods requires the on-going, sustained efforts of experts. Eutrophication is still the most common water quality problem on Earth, but global warming presents new types of challenges for researchers. The main cause of water pollution is human activity, resulting in water that is not usable for certain purposes and even dangerous. To ensure, that all reasonable and practicable measures are taken to protect, restore and enhance the quality of water, a policy supporting the principle of ecologically sustainable development is needed. This Special Issue of Water will focus on ecological status assessment based on planktonic or benthic algae. We welcome any manuscript dealing with index developments, load-impact analysis, stressor dependent qualification, intercalibration results, effects of thermal water load or drying up of the ecological status of surface waters, and the spatial heterogeneity of lakes in connection with EQR.
The Guest Editor will also consider papers addressing planktonic and benthic algae and their application in the ecological status assessment of running or standing waters. This Special Issue is open to submissions from scientists based worldwide.
Prof. Dr. Éva Ács
Prof. Dr. Keve T. Kiss
Dr. Krisztina Buczkó
Manuscript Submission Information
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- planktonic and benthic algae
- running and standing water
- ecological status assessment
- water quality