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Special Issue "Ecotoxicological Risk in Aquatic Environments"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Biodiversity and Functionality of Aquatic Ecosystems".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 2811
Special Issue Editor
Interests: sediments; dredging; sediment quality assessment; management; ecotoxicology; multiple line of evidence; weight of evidence; contaminants; chronology; modelling
Special Issue Information
The assessment of the environmental quality of aquatic environments is of crucial importance to evaluate and classify the status of water bodies and sediments by integrating different quality elements, and to identify suitable management or remediation options.
The integration of data obtained by multidisciplinary approaches represents an undisputed added value compared to the analysis of individual lines of evidence (LOEs), and better supports complex processes of ecological risk assessment. In this approach, ecotoxicological analyses are elaborated, and are usually integrated with chemical ones obtaining a synthetic risk index.
The indexing of ecotoxicological responses weights measured endpoints, tested matrices, times of exposure, and the magnitudes and statistical differences of effects compared to specific thresholds for all the assays of the battery. Different scores may be attributed and included in user-friendly tools, allowing a common assessment that is useful in decision-making processes.
This Special Issue, titled “Ecotoxicological Risk in Aquatic Environments”, welcomes original research and review papers dealing with the assessment of ecotoxicological hazards and consequent risks to aquatic environments, including marine, fresh and brackish waters.
Dr. Cristian Mugnai
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 semimonthly 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 2200 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.
- weighted approach
- lines of evidence
- end points
- brackish water