Special Issue "Anthropogenic and Climatic Disturbances in Freshwater and Coastal Ecosystems: Interactive Impacts and Expected Threats"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 August 2020.
Interests: chemical oceanography; biogeochemistry; climate change; coastal ecosystems; air–sea interactions; eutrophication; runoff; mucilage phenomenon
In the last century, freshwater and coastal marine environments have been impacted by growing anthropogenic pressure, which is now globally spread. Discharges of nutrients, pollutants, sediments, and biogeochemical transformations originated by an intensive usage of ecosystem services, have often definitively changed the structure of these aquatic environments, even in regions where recent improvements of environmental management practices have mitigated pollution and eutrophication.
At the same time, these environments are currently exposed to direct and indirect disturbances originated by the climate change, as their status depends on the evolution of meteorological conditions, runoff, extreme events, hydrology, circulation, sea level, and orographic characteristics. Today, there is a growing body of knowledge about climate change at regional scales.
This Special Issue will explore current and expected interactions between anthropogenic pressures and climate change in freshwater and coastal ecosystems. A large variety of environments can be considered, from tropical to high-latitude systems, provided that they are analyzed as case studies that highlight the combination of anthropogenic and climatic disturbances. Multidisciplinary studies based on experimental activities, reanalysis of data-series, ecological modeling, and review and synthesis of the scientific information are encouraged.
Dr. Stefano Cozzi
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- hydrological regime
- water quality
- water resource management
- ecosystem services
- community dynamics
- ecosystem structure
- environmental indicators
- coastal zones
- river and lake ecosystems