Special Issue "Advances in Mountain and Mediterranean Wetlands Conservation"
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: closed (31 March 2021).
Interests: aquatic ecosystems; biodiversity; conservation
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This Special Issue of Water will be focused on the conservation of Mediterranean wetlands. It is well known that wetlands are one of the most threatened ecosystems in the world, and this risk is even more evident in the Mediterranean region, where water is a limited resource. During the last century, Mediterranean wetlands have been widely affected by anthropogenic activities, especially those located in the countryside and in coastal areas, where agriculture and urban growth have drastically transformed the structure and functioning of these unique ecosystems. However, another type of wetlands exists, located in mountain areas that were traditionally well preserved, but today also suffer the impact of human activities. All of these impacts are diverse, ranging from those derived from climate change to others of a diverse nature generated at a local scale that lead to severe environmental issues such as wetland loss, hydroperiod alteration, or water quality deterioration. Understanding these ecological problems is a key concern for conservation biology, as it is essential in order to do research into these threats so as to develop adequate management plans. Actually, the implementation of effective management actions to promote ecological integrity is primarily based on the deep understanding of how biotas react to multiple stressors. Papers comprising this Special Issue should be original contributions focused on the conservation biology of species and ecosystems that will contribute to supporting adequate management plans for these aquatic ecosystems.
Prof. Dr. Francisco Guerrero
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Mediterranean wetlands
- mountain wetlands
- management plans