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Special Issue "Phytoplankton and Phytobenthos: From Freshwater to Marine Ecosystems"
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 August 2022) | Viewed by 9618
Special Issue Editors
Interests: phytoplankton; cyanobacteria; bloom intensity; biodiversity; ecology; freshwater ecosystems; indicators; biosorption; ecological status; trophy state
Interests: phytoplankton; heterocystous cyanobacteria; harmful algae blooms; dinoflagellates; cysts
Interests: diatoms; microphytobenthos; macrophytobenthos; marine ecology; biodiversity; biological indicators; ecological assessment of aquatic environments; periphyton
Special Issue Information
Although water is the dominant environment on the Earth and the life forms evolved in water, we still know surprisingly little about this realm, especially aquatic plants. Plants which we define as aquatic photosynthesizing micro- and macroorganisms, including cyanobacteria, are responsible for primary production. The exploration of the diversity of aquatic environments and organisms that inhabit them is a priority requirement to understand the nature and redefine our relationship in order to protect the Earth resources threatened by our use or to make a wise use. It is of high importance in a world under human pressures such as climate change, habitat loss, pollution, intentional and unintentional introductions, etc.
The rationale of this Special Issue is to collect papers that refer to plant life in fresh- and marine waters. We are especially seeking articles that present how phytoplankton and phytobenthos organisms, populations, and communities interact with their environment, including both field and laboratory experiments. Potential research topics include aquatic plants adaptations and reactions towards stress conditions, diversity at various levels (e.g., molecular, population, community, ecosystem), analyses of spatiotemporal changes in populations’ structure and distribution, production of biologically active compounds and biosorption, blooms, and invasive species.
Dr. Agnieszka Napiórkowska-Krzebietke
Dr. Justyna Kobos
Dr. Aleksandra Zgrundo
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 semimonthly 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 2200 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.
- Aquatic plants ecology
- Bioindication and biotechnology
- Biologically active compounds
- Human pressures
- Life adaptation
- Molecular studies