Special Issue "The Effects of Finfish Aquaculture on Ecosystem Structure and Function"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water, Agriculture and Aquaculture".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (19 March 2021) | Viewed by 272

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Neil Rooney
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Guest Editor
School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
Interests: food web ecology; ecosystem science; biodiversity; stability; aquaculture; multiple stressors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Worldwide, finfish aquaculture continues to grow to meet increased demand for protein-rich food sources. This growth has the potential to affect the structure and functioning of the local ecosystems that host these operations. These effects include the modification of local biogeochemical cycles, increases in primary production, impacts on invertebrate populations, and energy subsidies to local wild fish communities. If we are to grow aquaculture production in a sustainable manner, we need to be able to synthesize the results of studies that examine these different aspects of aquaculture–environment interactions.  This Special Issue will bring together a suite of studies that address the effects of finfish aquaculture operations on local ecosystems and contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of these issues.

Dr. Neil Rooney
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • aquaculture
  • nutrient loading
  • eutrophication
  • energy subsidies
  • food web structure
  • fish communities
  • benthic invertebrates
  • oxygen

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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