Special Issue "Aquatic Ecotoxicity Assessment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 18145
2. Department of Marine Biotechnology, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, 80121 Naples, Italy
Interests: ecotoxicology and nano(eco)toxicology; environmental contamination assessment and monitoring; bioremediation; ecological risk assessment; emerging contaminants; standard and alternative bioassays; molecular and genomic tools; multidisciplinary approaches
Interests: marine ecology; microbiology; environmental contamination and bioremediation; ecological risk assessment; ecotoxicology; bioassays and biomarkers; emerging contaminants: marine and coastal ecosystems; seagrass monitoring; molecular and genomic tools; marine plant ecophysiology
The environmental pollution presents a global challenge due to the interactions among conventional pollutants (e.g., persistent organic compounds, metals), emerging contaminants (e.g., nanoparticles, pharmaceuticals, plastics, etc.) and the increasing environmental stressors (e.g., climate changes, invasive species, eutrophication).
The (eco)toxicology investigates the adverse effects of potentially toxic agents or other stressors on biological targets, from cellular to ecosystem level. The inland, coastal and marine waters appear as the final destination for most of contaminants, thus, understanding toxicity mechanisms and interactions associated with multiple chemical exposures is crucial to preserve the functional integrity of aquatic ecosystems.
Recently, many researches have focused on the ecological and safety issues of (nano)materials and commercial products to assess and reduce the risk of their environmental toxicity. Bioremediation systems and eco-friendly technologies are constantly promoted. Biological responses in case of chronic exposures have been increasingly investigated, beside the acute ones.
Nevertheless, due to the complexity of this research field, the multiple chemical interactions, adverse effects of pollutants at the molecular and genetic level, as well as the implications on biodiversity and ecosystem dynamics remain too little explored. Finally, the development and optimisation of alternative methods, which could replace, reduce or refine the use of fish in ecotoxicity tests are cutting-edge issues, considering the animal welfare regulations.
This special issue “Aquatic Ecotoxicity Assessment” welcomes research and review papers dealing with ecotoxicological studies, with particularly focus on marine data and above-mentioned aspects.
Dr. Loredana Manfra
Dr. Alice Rotini
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- Aquatic ecotoxicity
- Conventional and emerging pollutants
- Environmental contamination
- Mechanisms of toxicity
- Ecological risk assessment