Special Issue "Assessing the Effects of Multiple Stressors on Aquatic Systems across Temporal and Spatial Scales: From Measurement to Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: Freshwater ecology; spatial ecology; empirical modelling; landscape connectivity; multiple stressor; ecosystem quality assessment
Interests: Freshwater ecology; fish ecology; river network connectivity; ecohydraulics; multiple stressors; experimental studies
Interests: Freshwater ecology and management; fish ecology and fisheries; riparian ecology; ecosystem quality assessment; river restoration
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The implementation of effective management actions to promote ecological integrity and ensure the long-term provision of services for aquatic ecosystems requires a deep understanding of how multiple stressors act on biota. In turn, this knowledge depends on the ability to disentangle the complexity of multiple stressor cause–effect chains. The temporal dimension induced by future climate and land use changes poses further challenges to tackle this complexity. A key issue is how different stressors interact with each other in their effects on ecosystems. Despite several attempts to seek general patterns of stressor interactions, both based on controlled experiments and empirical data, generalizations about their prevalence in natural systems, geographical trends and spatial/temporal scale effects are still lacking. Acknowledging these important research challenges, in this Special Issue we propose to reduce the gap between science and management, by improving knowledge on the interplay among stressors across spatial and temporal scales and the consequences for the management of aquatic systems. We are interested in fundamental and applied research, based both on experimental or empirical studies performed at single or multiple scales and focused on single or multiple biotic elements and stressor types. Studies that include projections under climate and land use changes, as well as under different management options, are especially welcome.
Dr. Pedro Segurado
Dr. Paulo Branco
Prof. Dr. Maria Teresa Ferreira
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- multiple stressors
- stressor interaction
- effect sizes
- management plans
- river systems
- lake systems
- estuaries and coastal areas
- mesocosm experiments
- monitoring programs
- anthropogenic pressures
- empirical modelling
- process-based modelling