Special Issue "Climate Impact on Sustainability of Aquatic Organisms"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
Interests: antioxidative physiological defence; steroids and steroid receptors; antioxidants under steroid control; reproductive health assessment; reprotoxicity monitoring; endangered species and validation of non-destructive examination methods; biodiversity conservation microassays
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Interests: climate; climate change; GIS; geostatistical analysis; agroclimatology; hydrogeological risk
Climate change is causing alterations in the physical and chemical properties of water and having consequences for aquatic ecosystems. Large temperature variations can severely impact fertility in animals, plants, and fungi. Given the importance of fertility for population persistence, the aim of this Special Issue is to provide an understanding of how climate change affects thermal fertility limits and how to standardize detection methodology. The current literature on how thermal stress impacts fertility is fragmented. Therefore, we cordially invite authors to contribute original research articles and reviews. These may include all aspects of effective strategies for marine and freshwater biodiversity conservation and sustainability. This issue will also welcome research focused on factors that limit or facilitate species’ responses, such as fisheries loading, the availability of prey, habitat, light, and dispersal by sea currents. The main perspective of submitted work should be on applications in areas such as stress, immune and growth response, calcification rates, demography, abundance, distribution, invasion and phenology of species. Critical and objective perspectives of specific research areas related to technical approaches useful for monitoring and/or mitigating the effects of climate change will also fall well within the scope of this Special Issue.
We look forward to your valuable contributions.
Prof. Dr. Giulia Guerriero
Dr. Matteo Gentilucci
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Water 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 1800 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.
- global warming
- aquatic organism
- thermal fertility limit (TFL)
- biodiversity conservation
- oxidative stress and antioxidants
- immune and growth response
- calcification rate
- invasive species
- climate change effects monitoring