Special Issue "Harmful Cyanobacterial Blooms (HCBs) in Freshwaters–an Increasing Global Concern"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2022) | Viewed by 5005
Interests: aquatic microbial ecology; cyanobacterial blooms; environmental education; science communication; citizen science
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Harmful cyanobacterial Blooms (HCBs) are predicted to become more intense and frequent under the global warming context, with serious environmental and socio-economic consequences worldwide due to their ecological impacts and toxic outcomes.
Freshwater bodies, in particular, will be severely affected, with direct impacts for local communities. This makes research and monitoring approaches crucial to manage the water quality of inland waters, providing tools to control and mitigate the massive development of potentially toxic cyanobacteria. On the other hand, environmental awareness and participative science approaches with local populations may play an important role in developing and implementing integrated water management strategies. This Special Issue of Water intends to gather recent research trends for freshwater HCBs, namely regarding: (1) monitoring approaches (from in situ to remote sensing methodologies); (2) occurrence and ecological trends (from metagenomics to biogeography); (3) secondary metabolites (from production to quantification and toxicity); (4) alternative water treatment methodologies; (5 )Forecasting approaches using AI (Artificial Intelligence)-based predictive modelling; (6) environmental awareness and citizen science.
Dr. Daniela R. De Figueiredo
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- cyanobacterial blooms
- inland waters
- monitoring approaches
- secondary metabolites
- environmental awareness
- citizen science