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Special Issue "Impacts of Human Activities and Climate Change on Freshwater Fish"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
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Interests: fish ecology; lacustrine food webs; invasive fish species; climate change; freshwater fish conservation; fisheries management
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Interests: aquatic ecology, biological structure and interactions with the nutrient dynamics and climate in lakes, lake restoration, lake re-establishment, palaeoecology, ecosystem modelling
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Fish play a key role in the food web dynamics of freshwater ecosystems as well as in the provision of services for human societies. Despite their importance, freshwater fish all around the world are under multiple pressures of anthropogenic and climatic origin, which often interact with each other. Eutrophication, chemical pollution, overfishing, water abstraction, and river morphology alteration, as well as novel emerging contaminants are only some examples of the pressures impacting freshwater fish.
In this Special Issue, we aim to collect reviews and significant case studies focusing on the impact of human activities and climatic pressure on freshwater fish at different levels of their organization (e.g., species, genus, family, assemblages) in rivers and lakes all around the world and, if available, successful solutions to counteract them. Case studies and reviews can also consider species that only partially spend their lives in freshwater, such as salmon, trout, sturgeons, and eels, but, nevertheless, need freshwater to complete their life cycle.
Dr. Pietro Volta
Prof. Dr. Erik Jeppesen
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 1600 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.
- freshwater fish
- fish biodiversity
- anthpogenic pressures
- climate change
- adaptive management
- flag fish species
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Dr. Matt Ford from RED List IUCN group would be interested to submit a paper entitled (working title) 'Freshwater Fishes of the Maghreb: Distribution, Diversity and Conservation Status' for this special issue.
Dr. Matthew Gollock, on behalf of the IUCN Anguillid Eel Specialist Group, would be very keen to submit a paper using eels as a case study for the impacts of human activities in freshwater.
Dr. Krimea may submit a contribution.