Special Issue "Water Quality and Ecological Aspects of Aquatic Ecosystems Influenced by Agricultural Activity"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Richard Lizotte
Guest Editor
USDA ARS National Sedimentation Laboratory, Oxford, MS, USA
Interests: aquatic ecology; eutrophication; agricultural conservation practices; stream and lake restoration; wetland ecology; aquatic toxicology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Agriculture is necessary for providing a growing population with food, fiber, and fuel. Agriculture itself is dependent on water and proper management of water resources, such as water quality. In agricultural watersheds, water quality is a key component to maintaining healthy aquatic ecosystems. Functional aquatic ecosystems provide valuable services such as habitat, nutrient cycling, and productivity. Despite recent advances in our understanding of agricultural impacts on water quality as well as mitigating those impacts, critical knowledge gaps continue to exist. We need to better understand links in changes in water quality and their broader ecological effects on aquatic ecosystems as a result of agricultural activity. This Special Issue seeks to highlight novel, innovative studies that utilize monitoring, modeling, or ecological asessment techniques to examine these linkages and predict the implications for water quality and aquatic ecosystems within agriculturally influenced watersheds. Contributions will preferably use a variety of techniques and will emphasize the innovative apects and generalizable insights derived from the study.

Dr. Richard Lizotte
Guest Editor

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.

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  • Agriculture
  • conservation practices
  • ecology/ecosystem
  • biogeochemistry
  • eutrophication
  • nutrients
  • pesticides
  • sediments

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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