Special Issue "Research on the Aquatic Species Biodiversity and Morphology"
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: 18 August 2023 | Viewed by 775
Interests: gastrotrich; taxonomy; systematics; meiofauna biodiversity; lower metazoan phylogeny; reproductive biology; placozoa
Interests: meiofauna; nematoda; taxonomy; benthic biodiversity; pollution; ecological quality assessment
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Special Issue in Diversity: Taxonomy, Biodiversity, Ecology and Biology of the Phylum Nematoda
About 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water. Aquatic ecosystems include rivers and streams, ponds and lakes, estuaries, oceans, and their associated fauna, which have evolved and adapted to these habitats over millions of years. Therefore, aquatic ecosystems are essential reservoirs of biological diversity but also are among the most threatened systems in the world. This Special Issue deals with zoobenthic biodiversity both in marine and freshwater ecosystems and its importance in the biological processes, ecosystem functioning, and conservation programs. In detail, topics include:
- Biodiversity assessment with traditional as well as innovative techniques;
- Faunistic surveys;
- Global patterns of species dispersion and distribution;
- Endemic and/or invasive species;
- Loss and changes of biodiversity and structure of animal communities related to natural and anthropogenic disturbance;
- Conservation and management of biodiversity;
- Role of morphology in integrative taxonomy;
- Morphological and functional adaptations of species to the habitat;
- Morphological characters in the study of species’ reproductive cycles;
- Role of morphological features in phylogenetic studies.
Prof. Dr. Maria Balsamo
Dr. Federica Semprucci
Dr. Loretta Guidi
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- free-living animals
- molecular analysis