Special Issue "Aquatic Ecosafety: Threats, Disturbances, Environmental Monitors and Bioremediation Actions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2020.
Interests: NMR; metabolomics; disease; heavy metals; aquatic toxicology; biomarkers; mussels; aquatic invertebrates; ecocytotoxicology; petrochemical pollution; bioremediation
Interests: Chemical plants design; Waste management and treatment; wastewater treatment; wastewater reuse; sediments and soil remediation; environmental modelling; marine protection; sustainability; Industrial Symbiosis; holistic approach; multidisciplinary monitoring and modelling; energy recovery
Interests: hydrobiology; early warning system detecting; biomonitors; environmental quality status assessment; environmental risk evaluation; ecotoxicology; alien species; microplastics; aquatic conservation; water resource management
Climate change, water scarcity and pollution, biodiversity loss, chemical contamination and plastics pollutions represent nowadays the main five issues of environmental concern requiring both continuous/improved control and urgent management/remediation actions. In this regard, the use of biological systems in environmental monitoring is highly encouraged as it offers clear advantages such as 1) allowing the estimation of the integrated effects of different contaminants, 2) permitting to assess the long-term effects of peaks of disturb that are not easily detected by occasional or intermittent monitoring approaches (e.g., water quality analysis) and 3) detecting side-effects of remediation actions that are “traditionally” designed through chemical quality targets (e.g., metals concentration in sediments). The role of organisms in assessing the status of aquatic habitats is clearly recognized in the legislation. Under the drive of European Water Framework Directive 2000/60 (WFD) numerous research have been encouraged in recent years on biomonitors, based on multiple taxonomic groups and/or multiple markers, which allowed to collect direct information on the ecological status of aquatic systems as well as on the potential risks for humans’ health. Within this context, contributions integrating different monitoring approaches and actions will be welcome to provide new insights on how molecules, individuals, populations, communities and ecosystems respond to multiple stressors over the time. This special issue also aims to propose some innovative and integrated methods to assess the overall efficiency of protection/remediation actions for both ecosystem and human health safeguard. This Special Issue welcomes the submission of papers reporting frontier results in identifying, detecting, monitoring, controlling and preventing the effects of different threats and disturbs to aquatic ecosystems. Scientific, technical and management papers are also well considered for publication in this Special Issue.
Prof. Salvatore Fasulo
Prof. Giuseppe Mancini
Prof. Massimiliano Scalici
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- aquatic threats
- human disturbs
- early warning systems
- multilevel monitor approach
- integrated biological responses
- environmental risk assessment
- aquatic living resource management and conservation
- biological pollution
- pollution prevention
- toxic substances
- wastewater treatment